About Art and Objects
Museo Pambata is encouraging art enthusiasts to help fulfill some of its wishes.
Art and Objects, a fund raising event to benefit Museo Pambata Foundation, Inc., is an art sale and auction that gathers artists who personally donated art pieces for this cause.
Items for sale included pieces by 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.
An art sale and auction was held on October 2, 2012 at the Dusit Thani Hotel in Makati. Art pieces for sale can also be viewed online in this website's gallery page.
MP is a non-stock, non-profit organization which relies on sponsorships and voluntary contributions to carry out its projects.
“We hope that through this sale and auction of Filipino art pieces, we would be able to raise enough funds to fulfill some of our wishes. That is, to renew one of the exhibit rooms, install a better playground for the children, acquire a big outdoor tent for summer events and a string of physical requirements: sound systems and air conditioning units,” MP President Nina Yuson said.
Through sponsorships and grants in 2011, MP was able to renew one exhibit room, welcome 20,822 subsidized children and adults to the museum, 35 Metro Manila barangays through its Mobile Library, and hold the 2nd Asian Children’s Museum Conference.
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”.
Our WishlistThrough the proceeds of Art and Objects, MP hopes to attain funds for the following:
- New airconditioning units for the museum
- Repair the museum's ceiling and roof
- A tent for the outdoor stage
- A new exhibit room to replace Bodyworks
- A new sound system
- Refurbish the Palipalaruan
Thank you for helping Museo Pambata in creating a place where learning begins and fun never ends!