Museums and Galleries Month
The Museums and Galleries Month (MGM) is observed every month of October by virtue of Presidential Proclamation No. 798, s. 1991. It underscores the importance of arousing national consciousness and pride in our rich Filipino culture and heritage embodying the aspirations of the nation, expressed in all media of art as well as historical and religious artifacts.
This rich Filipino cultural heritage embodies the aspiration of the nation. The observance recognizes that these cultural and art forms are necessary for nation-building and shaping the national destiny.
This year, we envision seeing museums, galleries, and other organizations to join the MGM campaign by organizing activities that will highlight the issues of interpretation, exhibition design and visitor experience.
The theme for this year’s celebration is, “Engaging Exhibitions for Emerging Generations” to highlight the role of exhibitions mounted by museums and galleries in shaping the future as they engage new audiences.
As spaces of experience, exhibitions mirror the collective interests and concerns of society while at the same time, challenging their preconceptions and ideologies. As such, museums and galleries serve as hosts for discourse and dialogue to ensure meaningful engagements with visitors.