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 national destiny.
Themed, “Showcasing the Nation, Shaping the Filipino ImagiNation”, the 2021 celebration highlights the complex and challenging role of museums and galleries in presenting the national narrative and in shaping the minds of those who shape this ongoing narrative.
As spaces that recount stories and rekindle imagination freely, museums and galleries are major influences on how our nation perceives itself. They are institutions that narrate our country’s history from our perspective; how our culture and identity evolved through struggles and victories reflecting our core values born from those circumstances.
“We encourage every institution to bring out new stories or reinvent presenting old ones of figures and events accentuating humanity, heroism, and progress that represent these as inherent Filipino traits.”
To preserve, enrich, and create a dynamic evolution of a Filipino national culture based on the principle of unity in diversity in a climate of free artistic and intellectual expression;
To arouse national consciousness and pride in our rich culture and national identity, expressed in all media of art and culture, historical and religious artifacts.
To use exhibitions as expressions of unity and national identity.