Jun 11, 2019

It’s official: Ayala Museum is closed for renovations, and will be back open in June 2020. (Read: PSA: Ayala Museum will be closed for renovations starting June 1That doesn’t there we won’t be seeing any of its exhibits during this down time, though. The museum is rolling out travelling exhibits around Metro Manila as part of its On-The-Go (OTG) program, an onsite and offsite project meant to promote art and culture.

For the first exhibit, the museum is bringing back its iconic doll collection, which was one of the “original permanent exhibitions housed in the old Ayala Museum when it opened in 1974.” Called “The Evolution of Philippine Costume,” the dolls portray the traditional forms of dress from different cultural groups around the country. 

According to an old primer on the exhibit, each of the 69 dolls were carved by wood carver Mar Edjawan from Paete, Laguna, and “laboriously created in the scale 1:4 to highlight and dramatize the distinctive features of these subcultures, as represented by their set of costumes.”

The dolls will be shown at Market Market’s activity center from Jun. 12 to 29. For more information on the exhibit (and the other coming traveling shows), check out the Ayala Museum’s Facebook or Twitter page.


Featured photo courtesy of Ayala Museum

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