About the Museum
The Ayala Museum is located in Makati, Manila and houses ethnographic and archaeological exhibits on Filipino culture, art and history. It is run by the private Ayala Foundation. It was established in 1967. It aims to highlight international collections and to show contemporary Philippine art in an international environment. It was envisioned the 1950s by Philippine abstract painter Fernando Zóbel de Ayala y Montojo as a museum of Philippine history and iconography, The six story building was designed by Leandro V. Locsin Partners, led by Leandro Y. Locsin, Jr. It was formally dedicated on September 28, 2004. It permanent exhibitions include maritime vessels, gold pieces predating colonization, embroidery, and Chinese and Southeast Asian ceramics.
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