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National Museum Celebrates the 125th Anniversary of Martyrdom of Dr. Jose P. Rizal Today, the National Museum of the Philippines (NMP) joins the nation in commemorating the 125th anniversary of the martyrdom of our great national hero, Dr. Jose P. Rizal. It is unarguable that Rizal's tragic death brought a significant impact to the history of the Philippines as it awaken the nationalistic hearts and minds of the Filipinos to end the oppression and subjugation they experienced during the Spanish colonization era. With the theme “Rizal: Para sa Agham, Katotohanan at Buhay”, NMP brought back the “Rizal Trail Activity”, initially launched on June 19, 2021 in celebration of Rizal's birth anniversary. The trail provided museum visitors a self-guided tour which allowed them to find their way to the galleries dedicated to Dr. Rizal. The interactive activity let the visitors see and appreciate various collections highlighting the life and works of Rizal. Visitors were led to discover more about him not just as our national hero but also as a good artist and a naturalist. The young museum visitors together with their parents were also offered with an exciting and informative storytelling session by Ms. Melanie Ramirez, Supervising Administrative Officer (SAO) of Central Museum Visitor Operations Division (CMVOD). Ms. Ramirez shared the story about the famous fable, The Monkey and the Turtle and highlighted the moral lessons included therein. Rizal published the same story with illustrations he personally prepared, in July 1889. To learn more about the life and works of Rizal, everyone is enjoined to visit the exhibition “Inspiring the Nation, Dr. Jose Rizal: The National Hero in Art” located at Gallery V of the National Museum of Fine Arts. Please click to book a tour. Text and photos by NMP MSD and CMVOD ©National Museum of the Philippines (2021)

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