Envisioned by the artist Fernando Zobel in the 1950s, the Ayala Museum was established
in 1967 under the auspices of Ayala Foundation, Inc. as a museum of Philippine history
and iconography. Today, it is one of the leading art and history museums in the Philippines,
committed to disseminating and promoting awareness and appreciation of Philippine art
and culture through both permanent and special exhibitions.
The museum offers three permanent exhibitions:
The Diorama Experience
, an exhibition
of sixty handcrafted dioramas that bring to life the rich tapestry of Philippine history;
Pioneers of Philippine Art
, which showcases the museum’s fine arts collection representing
the works of Filipino masters Juan Luna, Fernando Amorsolo, and Fernando Zobel; and
Crossroads of Civilizations
, a tripartite exhibition featuring Philippine archaeological
gold, nineteenth-century costumes, and Chinese and Southeast Asian trade ceramics
recovered in the Philippines.
The Ayala Museum organizes special exhibitions in collaboration with other museums and
institutions at home and abroad, and holds conferences for curators, conservators, and
scholars focusing on different aspects of the museum’s collections, special exhibitions,
and education programs.
About Ayala Museum