Ayala Museum recognizes the role that other museums play in the various communities that they are a part of.
Particularly for the Aquino Museum in the province of Tarlac, this museum has for the last decade highlighted the major role of narrating to the people the important contribution that the late Aquino couple - Senator Benigno Simeon Aquino, Jr. and President Corazon Cojuangco Aquino - did share to the entire country, and this is, democracy.
The events that unfolded over a distant past from today need to be shared to and understood by the present generation so that freedom and democracy can continuously be enjoyed and cherished always.
The upcoming renovation of the Aquino Museum would put a temporary physical halt to the mission that the museum has focused itself into achieving. However, with its partnership with Ayala Museum, a worthwhile solution has been conceptualized in answer to this challenge. Exhibitions and programs are already being lined up to be able to support the mission of the center.
With the alignment of vision for both cultural institutions, Ayala Museum is set to fulfill the mission of the Aquino Museum by curating four exhibitions for 2011 from the latter's collection. These exhibitions will all be part of the celebration of the 25th anniversary of EDSA People Power of the same year. Each of the themed exhibitions will be curated in a way that the dates for exhibition will coincide with the important historical dates of the year, relevant to the mission and vision of the Aquino Museum.
It has been twenty-five years when a bloodless revolution took place in the Philippines. This resulted to the ouster of a dictator that held a 20-yearlong reign. Once again, genuine democracy reverberated in the country.
Perhaps forgotten for most of those that participated, otherwise unknown to today's greater population, the exhibition wishes to narrate what really transpired during those times, the tension that existed, the battle that had been won, plus a fervent reminder that Filipinos should protect and treasure the democracy that it regained at EDSA.
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