Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Vargas Museum Opens Summer Workshop for Junior Museum Guides

Press Release:

Now on its ninth year, the Vargas Museum in UP Diliman, Quezon City welcomes participants ages 9 to 14 years old. The 8-day program will be held from Tuesday to Friday, 7-10 and 14-17 May, from 1 to 5pm. The JMG workshop will be culminated with a graduation and the launch of their very own exhibition in the afternoon of 18 May.

Junior Museum Guides is the museum’s educational program in line with the celebration of the International Museum Day.  With this year’s theme Museums (memory + creativity) = social change, JMG focuses on museums as spaces of memories where objects and experiences are collected, presented and used creatively to engage the public, create awareness and transform society.

Students will be acquainted with various museum works like guiding museum visitors, documenting and handling artworks, and planning and putting up an exhibit.  They will also engage in creative activities like drawing, animation and printmaking.

Registration fee is PhP 3,800 inclusive of workshop kits, art materials and snacks. Due to limited slots, advanced registration is encouraged.

For inquiries and registration, please call the Vargas Museum at 928-19-27; 981-85-00 loc. 4024, or e-mail vargasmuseum@gmail.com.

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