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Summer Workshop for Junior Museum Guides

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The Jorge B. Vargas Museum welcomes participants ages 9 to 14 years old to a workshop for Junior Museum Guides. Now on its ninth year, the 8-day program will be held on May 7-10; 14-17, 2013, Tuesday to Friday, 1-5 pm at the Basement C of Vargas Museum in the University of the Philippines-Diliman campus. The JMG workshop will be culminated with a graduation and the launch of their very own exhibition May 18, 2013, 2 pm.

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.

The Jorge B. Vargas Museum and Filipiniana Research Center is located at Roxas Avenue, UP Campus, Diliman, Quezon City. Museum hours are 9 am – 6 pm, Tuesday to Saturday. Admission fees are Php 20 for UP students, alumni, faculty and employees and Php 30 for non-UP. Entrance is free every Wednesday for UP students, alumni, faculty and employees. For more information, contact Vargas Museum at (02) 928-1927 (direct line), (02) 981-8500 loc. 4024 (UP trunkline), (02) 928-1925 (fax) or vargasmuseum@gmail.com (email).

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