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Presented at PAARL's Forum on Digital Debates on Archives, Museums and Libraries (SMX Convention Center, SM Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay City, 17 September 2009) by Elenita D.V. Alba

Presented at PAARL's Forum on Digital Debates on Archives, Museums and Libraries (SMX Convention Center, SM Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay City, 17 September 2009) by Elenita D.V. Alba

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  • 1. THE CURRENT STATE OF THE NATIONAL MUSEUM OF THE PHILIPPINES AND ITS ROLE IN PRESERVING THE FILIPINO’S CULTURAL HERITAGE AND AWARENESS 17 September 2009 9:00AM SMX Convention Center, SM Mall of Asia, Pasay City PUBLIC FORUM ON DIGITAL DEBATES ON ARCHIVES, MUSEUM AND LIBRARIES
  • 2. BRIEF HISTORY NATIONAL MUSEUM OF THE PHILIPPINES
    • Establishment on October 29, 1901
    • Independent Institution by Virtue of R.A. 8492 known as the National Museum Act of 1998
  • 3. The National Museum Complex NATIONAL MUSEUM OF THE PHILIPPINES Museum of the Filipino People Planetarium Museum of Natural History National Art Gallery
  • 4. Vision
    • A Filipino nation, unified by a deep sense of pride in their common identity, cultural heritage and natural patrimony, and imbibed with the spirit of nationalism and strong commitment to the protection and dissemination of legacy.
    NATIONAL MUSEUM OF THE PHILIPPINES
  • 5. Mission
    • The primary mission of the National Museum shall be to acquire, document, preserve, exhibit, and foster scholarly study and appreciation of works of arts, specimens and historical artifacts.
    NATIONAL MUSEUM OF THE PHILIPPINES
  • 6. Goals and Objectives SCIENTIFIC CULTURAL EDUCATIONAL NATIONAL MUSEUM OF THE PHILIPPINES
  • 7. The Board of Trustees Antonio O. Cojuangco Chairman Marinela K. Fabella Member Fr. Bienvinido F. Nebres, S.J. Member Elizabeth E.Zobel Member Jose Lacambra Ayala Member Asuncion P. Lozano Member Rep. Del R. De Guzman Chairman, House Committee on Education and Culture Usec. Vilma L. Labrador Dept. of Education Corazon S. Alvina Director IV, NM Sen.Alan Peter S. Cayetano Chairman, Senate Committee on Education, Arts and Culture
  • 8. Organizational Chart Office of the Director Administrative Division Museum Education Division Chemistry & Conservation Laboratory Division Planetarium Division Archaeological Sites & Branch Museum Division Botany Division Zoology Division Anthropology Division Archaeology Division Cultural Property Div. Arts Division Geology Division Restoration Division
  • 9. Role of the National Museum in the Preservation and Conservation of the Country’s Natural and Cultural Heritage (R.A. 8492) NATIONAL MUSEUM OF THE PHILIPPINES Acquisition (reference collection of Phil. flora and fauna, rocks and minerals, fossils, ethnographic and archaeological specimens, art objects)
  • 10. Role of the National Museum in the Preservation and Conservation of the Country’s Natural and Cultural Heritage (R.A. 8492) NATIONAL MUSEUM OF THE PHILIPPINES Documentation (Catalogue, photograph, illustrations)
  • 11. Role of the National Museum in the Preservation and Conservation of the Country’s Natural and Cultural Heritage (R.A. 8492) NATIONAL MUSEUM OF THE PHILIPPINES Dissemination of museum knowledge through exhibitions, publications , and educational/public programs
  • 12. Current Status on the application of ICT in the National Museum NATIONAL MUSEUM OF THE PHILIPPINES ETHNOGRAPHIC COLLECTION 11,000 specimens 7,000 databased/digitized (1903-2007)
  • 13. NATIONAL MUSEUM OF THE PHILIPPINES ETHNOGRAPHIC COLLECTION DATABASE HOMEPAGE
  • 14. NATIONAL MUSEUM OF THE PHILIPPINES
  • 15. Current Status on the application of ICT in the National Museum NATIONAL MUSEUM OF THE PHILIPPINES ARCHAEOLOGICAL RECORDS Manuscripts 1,346 Field Reports 1,272 Site List 1,785 Photo File 293 Slide File 210
  • 16. Current Status on the application of ICT in the National Museum NATIONAL MUSEUM OF THE PHILIPPINES VISUAL ARTS COLLECTION 1,406
  • 17. NATIONAL MUSEUM OF THE PHILIPPINES VISUAL ARTS COLLECTION DATABASE HOMEPAGE
  • 18. Current Status on the application of ICT in the National Museum NATIONAL MUSEUM OF THE PHILIPPINES ZOOLOGICAL COLLECTION Total Number of Collection (%) of Digitized Specimen Entry Date Birds 19,941 80% 1945-2007 Mammals 6,000 50% 1946-2009 Reptiles & Amphibians 9,000 70% 2004-2008 Insects 107,364 3.4% 1945-1982 Sponges 4,000 1979-1989 Corals 7,600 69% 1951-1989 Polychaetes 12,000 75% 1948-1992 Shells 605,640 60% 1945-2000 Echinoderms 6,778 35% 1947-1976 Crustaceans 150,000 90% 1947-2009 Fishes 95,000 60% 1907-2003 TOTAL 1,023,323
  • 19. NATIONAL MUSEUM OF THE PHILIPPINES BIRDBASE HOMEPAGE
  • 20. Current Status on the application of ICT in the National Museum NATIONAL MUSEUM OF THE PHILIPPINES TOTAL # OF COLLECTION: 700,000 BOTANICAL COLLECTION Number of Collection Status Flowering Plants Phil plant inventory Type specimens 200,000 20,000 digitized 400 sheets Macro Algae 17,000 800 Fungi 3,000 Corrupted file Fern 7,000 Databased Moss and Lichens 5,000 Databased Micro Algae (Diatom pickled Specimens) 102 bottles Digitized Pollen Slides 1,505 Digitized
  • 21. Current Status on the application of ICT in the National Museum NATIONAL MUSEUM OF THE PHILIPPINES GEOLOGICAL COLLECTION 6,059 R.U. of 20,841 pcs. 449 databased
  • 22. Current Status on the application of ICT in the National Museum NATIONAL MUSEUM OF THE PHILIPPINES NM Records Office memo Year 1998-2008 databased Library Collection Books 1,135 632 databased Periodicals 2,232 Photo Files 10,250 (1950-2008) 10,250 databased
  • 23. Current Status on the application of ICT in the National Museum NATIONAL MUSEUM OF THE PHILIPPINES NATIONAL MUSEUM WEBSITE: www.nationalmuseum.gov.ph
  • 24. CHALLENGES
    • Prioritization
    • Manpower
    • right equipment
    • Budget
    • skills training/technology transfer
    • conservation of digital records
    • compatibility/application of new programs to old soft wares used
  • 25. Thank you ELENITA D.V. ALBA Curator II (Chief) Museum Education Division National Museum