The announcement comes after a two-year renovation
The holiday season is beginning to look and feel festive once again as Ayala Museum and Filipinas Heritage Library announce its soft opening set for Dec. 4, 2021. Coinciding with its 60th anniversary, Ayala Foundation reveals that the museum will offer patrons a glimpse of the newly renovated space “with five galleries initially accessible to the public with pre-booked admissions, timed entries, and limited capacity on admissions.”
So what’s new? The museum features a refreshed exhibition as well as event and retail spaces, showcasing once again the design of Leandro V. Locsin Partners with its distinctive Asian sensibility. Also, the five new exhibitions include “Intertwined: Transpacific, Transcultural Philippines” and “Landscape into Painting: Fernando Zobel Serie Blanca.” The Orientations Gallery, Digital Gallery, and The Diorama Experience are also refreshed for the new normal.
Responding to the needs of museum-goers during a pandemic, Ayala Museum marks itself as a safe zone with protocols and measures strictly in place. As a rule, the museum says, “All guests visiting the museum and library, regardless of age, must be fully vaccinated and will have to provide proof of vaccination upon entry for the safety of all visitors and staff.”
The upcoming Ayala Museum app will enrich one’s on-site visit with its omnichannel approach. Furthermore, this new portal will be the online destination to book visits, workshops, concerts, performances. It also provides virtual access to the Ayala Museum collection as well as learning resources.