No artifact damaged as National Museum withstands Monday quake; to reopen Wednesday

Published April 23, 2019, 4:34 PM

by AJ Siytangco

 

By Analou De Vera

The National Museum (NM) announced that its operations will resume tomorrow, April 24 following a powerful earthquake that hit Luzon last Monday.

(NATIONAL MUSUEM / MANILA BULLETIN)
(NATIONAL MUSUEM / MANILA BULLETIN)

“The National Museum is happy to announce that regular museum visiting hours and related visitor operations will resume tomorrow, April 24, in all usual physical safety,” said the NM in a Facebook post Tuesday.

The NM said that its three buildings in Ermita, Manila– the National Museum of Fine Arts, National Museum of Natural History, and the National Museum of Anthropology has “withstood” the impact of the quake.

“All buildings of the National Museum complex in Rizal Park, Manila, have been assessed to have successfully withstood the strongly-felt impact of yesterday’s 6.1 earthquake, with only superficial or minor structural damage that is covered by insurance and which will be addressed as soon as possible,” it said.

The NM added that “no item pertaining to the national collections has been found to be damaged.”

“Emergency protocols established by the NM were implemented yesterday and today by designated team members, for whose dedication to risk reduction and disaster preparedness we express our thanks,” it said.

 

 
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