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 the national consciousness and pride in our rich culture and national identity, expressed in all media of art and culture, historical and religious artifacts. This rich Filipino cultural heritage embodies the aspiration of the nation.
This year’s theme is “Engaging Exhibitions for Emerging Generations” to highlight the role of exhibitions mounted by Museums and galleries in shaping the future as they engage new audiences.
As spaces of experience, exhibitions mirror the collective interests and concerns of society while at the same time, challenging their preconceptions and ideologies. As such, museums and galleries serve as hosts for discourse and dialogue to ensure meaningful engagements with visitors.