protecting, preserving and disseminating the legacy of the Filipino people
The existence of the National Museum of the Philippines is anchored on the basic philosophy that the Filipino nation is kept unified by a deep sense of pride in its own identity, cultural heritage and nature patrimony. The national identity of the Filipino must be developed and enhanced, while imbibing the spirit of nationalism and strong commitment in the protection and dissemination of its legacy.
The National Museum of the Philippines is envisioned as the premier institution and repository of our heritage, and as an exciting, informative, and enjoyable place to visit, a place that inspires people to learn from our traditions so as to help shape a better future. The National Museum is also dedicated to the mission of collecting, preserving, studying, interpreting and exhibiting the cultural and natural history specimens of the Philippines, from the historic times to the present, albeit the diversity of their cultural origins.
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.
The primary mission of the National Museum of the Philippines is to acquire, document, preserve, exhibit, and foster scholarly study and appreciation of works of art, specimens, and cultural and historical artifacts.