Museo Pambata Presents ‘Art and Objects’ at Dusit Thani Manila
Makati, Philippines – Museo Pambata invites all art enthusiasts to help fulfill some of its 2012 wishes as it launches ‘Art and Objects’, a fund raising event to benefit Museo Pambata Foundation Inc., an art sale and auction that gathers artists who personally donated art pieces for this cause.
Items for sale include those by Ben Cabrera, Anita Magsaysay-Ho, Juvenal Sanso, Brenda Fajardo, Araceli Dans and ‘objects’ such as a Ramon Orlina glass sculpture and Jon and Tessie Pettyjohn’s pottery.
The art sale and auction will be held on October 2 at the Dusit Thani Hotel in Makati. Art pieces can be viewed at the mezzanine of the hotel until October 6. These can also be viewed online via www.museopambata.org/artandobjects.
Museo Pambata is a non-stock, non-profit organization which relies on sponsorships, grants and voluntary contributions to carry out its projects.
“We hope that through this sale and auction of Filipino art pieces, we would be able to raise enough funds to fulfill some of our wishes. That is, to renew one of the exhibit rooms, install a better playground for the children, acquire a big outdoor tent for summer events and a string of physical requirements such as sound systems and air conditioning units,” Museo Pambata President Nina Yuson said.
Through sponsorships and grants in 2011, Museo Pambata was able to renew one exhibit room, welcome 20,822 subsidized children and adults to the museum, 35 Metro Manila barangays through its Mobile Library, and hold the 2nd Asian Children’s Museum Conference.
The Museo Pambata Foundation, Inc. is a non-stock, non-profit organization that established the first interactive children's museum in the Philippines. Opened to the public in 1994, Museo Pambata has distinguished itself for its educational programs and its interactive exhibits. Committed to provide alternative education and uphold the welfare of children, Museo Pambata has also conducted various programs and activities held in the museum, in Manila's schools and communities and in different cities nationwide. Its educational programs and special activities are anchored on the advocacy of children's rights, primarily on their right to education, health, recreation, and mental and physical development. In March 2012, Museo Pambata was shortlisted and received a Special Commendation from the jury of the First Children's Museum Award in Bologna, Italy “for inspiring the creation of new children's museums in the Philippines and Asia”.
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