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Arts & Objects: An Art Exhibit For A Cause

(Museo Pambata & Dusit Thani Manila Raised Funds for Art’s Sake)

Makati, Philippines - Museo Pambata in partnership with Dusit Thani Manila successfully held a fund raising art exhibit dubbed as ‘Arts & Objects’ for the benefit of Museo Pambata Foundation Inc.

The one week exhibit were attended by art enthusiasts who purchases paintings and art objects to help raise funds for Museo Pambata’s projects such as refurbish of one of its exhibit rooms, upgrade it playground for kids, purchase of big outdoor tent for summer events, and acquiring of new sound system and air conditioning units.

Items on sale included those of 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 who all personally donated art pieces for this cause.

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”.