NEWSLETTER

2011 to 2020

2011 - 2012

AY 2011-2012

1st Semester

2011-2012, 1st Semester


a) Cover Story: Likhang Bayan 5 “Mga Tradisyunal na Sining at Larong Pinoy"

An exhibit of traditional Filipino art forms including Puni, Pabalat, Abolorio, Atka and Rattan Weaving.

b) UST Museum Hosts National Children’s Book Day Exhibit, page 1

In partnership with the Philippine Board on Books for Young People, opened the 28th National Children’s Book Day Exhibit with theme “Lolo Jose: Nagbabasa, Binabasa” which seeks to introduce the Filipino youth to the children’s stories written by our national hero, Dr. Jose Rizal.


c) Q Photo Exhibition, page 1

To commemorate the 400th anniversary of the foundation of the University of Santo Tomas, the UST Museum hosted the travelling “Q Photo Exhibition.”

d) Wayang Wahyu: An Exhibition of Biblical Art in Indonesian Shadow Puppetry,

pages 3-5

An exhibit by Baroto Murti Anindito, a candidate for the Master of Fine Arts degree in the UST Graduate School.


e) Manila Art: 3rd Philippine International Art Fair, page 5

The biggest government program for visual arts with over 300 art pieces composed of a variety of paintings, installation art, sculptures, and drawings exhibited by the top art galleries in the Philippines.


f) Liszt Meets Jazz, page 6

Darren Matias, a Thomasian Alumnus, rendered his farewell piano concert at the UST Museum. He performed Lizst’s “Sonata in B minor “ Mozart-Say’s “Rondo Alla Turca” and many others.


g) MAPUA Cardinal Singers at the UST Museum, page 6

The Mapua Cardinal Singers performed at UST Museum for a farewell concert before leaving to compete in the Hongkong International Youth and Children’s Choir Competition and Festival.


h) Deaf Awareness Week 2011: Educate, Enrich, Empower, page 7

An exhibit in celebration of Deaf Awareness Week.


i) Staff Box, page 7

List of contributors to the newsletter.


j) Feedback, page 7

Mailing address of UST Museum for your suggestions, concerns or questions.

AY 2011-2012

2nd Semester

2011-2012, 2nd Semester


a) SAVAGE NATURE: A Retrospective in Harmony, page 1

The exhibit allowed viewers to imbibe the same harmony that inspired Lolita Valderrama-Savage to paint landscapes of Tuscany, Italy among other places in Europe, China, and North America.


b) Inauguration of the UST Museum Hall of Visual Arts, page 2, continued on page 7

On November 18, 2011, the UST Museum opened its Hall of the Visual Arts.


c) 400 Shots to Immortality, pages 3-4

An exhibit that highlighted the beautiful angles of the University entitled “400 Shots to Immortality: Timeless Photographs of the University of Santo Tomas towards its Neo-Centennial.”


d) AD JANUAM COELO - to the Gate of Heaven, page 5

An exhibit about the life and journey of the saintly pontiff who visited UST in 1981 and 1995.


e) 2012 Annual Inter-School On-The-Spot Painting Competition, page 5

The theme of the competition was “ART according to Blessed John Paul II”.


f) Salumpuwit, Bangko, Silya, atbp.: Chairs in Filipino Life, page 6

An exhibit that aimed to explore the many cultural dimensions of Philippine chairs.


g) Green Design of Toys and Fixtures, page 6

The exhibit explored the possibilities of incorporating eco-friendly materials into a collection of designs for children’s toys, furniture and accessories.


h) Graduation Recitals at the UST Museum, page 6

The whole month of March was filled with students of Conservatory of Music holding their graduation recitals at the Main Gallery.


i) PEBEO Basic Acrylic Painting Art Workshop, page 6

Pebeo Art Supplies organized a summer art workshop which tackled Basic Acrylic Painting.


j) Staff Box, page 7

List of contributors to the newsletter.


k) Feedback, page 7

Mailing address of UST Museum for your suggestions, concerns or questions.

2012 - 2013

AY 2012-2013

1st Semester

2012-2013, 1st Semester


a) Her Majesty Queen Sofia of Spain Visits the UST Museum, page 1

The University of Santo Tomas welcomed Her Majesty Queen Sofia of Spain to its historic campus last July 06, 2012.


b) University of Santo Tomas 400 Years and Counting, page 2

An exhibit aimed to orient freshmen with UST’s history, culture and legacy.


c) START 2012: Science and Technology for Art – Conserving and Recording Tangible,

Intangible and Natural Heritage, page 2, continued on page 5

A conference and training program in improving, handling properly, systematic process in managing Museum.


d) FEATURE STORY Botong & Puruganan: A Double Centennial Tribute, pages 3-5

In celebration of the birth centenaries of National Artist Carlos “Botong” Francisco and Ricarte Puruganan, UST Museum mounted an exhibit in their honor.


e) @ the UST Museum, page 6

Concerts and recitals held in the museum. “Musical Moments: A benefit Concert” presented by Dingdong Fiel; “Guitar Recital” by Joseph Perez-Mirandilla and “Graduation Recitals” performed by Irene Ednave and Ma. Pila Charlene Ramos.


f) ISTILO: Philippine Architectural Styles, page 7

An art exhibit that delved into the history and meaning of styles in the Philippine architecture scene and showcased photographs of buildings that exemplified the various styles.


g) 12th Annual UMAC Conference, page 7

This conference sought to explore the evolving tensions that inhabit the condition of globalizations as it poses new challenges to the practice of museology within the university landscape.


h) Staff Box, page 7

List of contributors to the newsletter.


i) Feedback, page 7

Mailing address of UST Museum for your suggestions, concerns or questions.

AY 2012-2013

2nd Semester

2012-2013, 2nd Semester


a) Dos Miradas A La Cooperacion Española En Filipinas (Two Visions of the Spanish

Cooperation in the Philippines), page 2

UST in collaboration with the Embassy of Spain showcased in an exhibit, from an artistic point of view, the enduring history of the cooperation between Spain and the Philippines.


b) "Palamuti ng Banal na Pasko," page 3

Celebrating the holy season of Christmas, UST Museum exhibited Filipino traditional Christmas decors such as “Parol”, “Belen, and Christmas tree with help of UST CFAD students and The artist Otep Bañez.


c) Recitals March 2013, page 3

List of performances for the month of March 2013, composed of seven (7) graduation recitals and two (2) junior recitals.


d) Pagpugay sa Pamilyang Pilipino: A One-Man Exhibit of Michael Blanco, pages 4-5

The second one-man exhibition of Michael Blanco mounted in UST Museum Main Gallery. It featured large-scale paintings and murals showcasing the rich culture and tradition of the Filipino Family and was Blanco’s way of giving thanks to his alma mater, the University of Santo Tomas.


e) Masjid/Mosque Architecture, pages 6-7

“MASJID/MOSQUE: Jewels of Philippines Islamic Faith” exhibit opened at the Main Building to highlight the rich Filipino Islamic heritage expressed in the built-form.


f) UST Holds Annual Inter-School On-The-Spot Painting Competition 2013, pages 7-8

February 08, 2013, University of Santo Tomas organized the longest-running University art contest with this year theme was “CNU SI BOTONG SAU?” (Who is Botong to You?).


g) Staff Box, page 8

UST Museum Collection Management and Documentation Assistant Maita Oebanda was invited to join a reception on board the U.S. 7th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge last March 08, 2013. UST Museum staff and student assistants visited the Ayala Museum to view “Botong Francisco: A Nation Imagined”. List of contributors to the newsletter.


h) Feedback, page 8

Mailing address of UST Museum for your suggestions, concerns or questions.

2013 - 2014

AY 2013-2014

1st Semester

2013-2014, 1st Semester


a) ARS EBORIS SACRI (Art of Sacred Ivory): Ivory and Controversy, page 2

The UST Museum presented this exhibit which featured religious images from the 19th century and earlier.


b) UST Celebrates Galo’s 100th Year, page 3

On the occasion of the birth centenary of Galo B. Ocampo, the UST Museum honored him with an exhibition, entitled “Mysteries and Colors: Galo Ocampo”.


c) COVER STORY: The Restoration of the “Brown Madonna”, pages 4-5

The Brown Madonna is an oil painting by Galo Ocampo which considered the “Mona Lisa” of UST Museum’s visual art collection. The painting has succumbed to the ravages of time and for many years was in dire need of conservation and restoration treatment.


d) International Council of Museums General Conference Rio 2013, pages 6-7

The ICOM is a public interest organization created in 1946 by and for museum professionals. It was held in Brazil and was attended by UST Museum Director, Rev. FR. Isidro Abaño, O.P., and Assistant Director Assoc. Prof Anna Bautista.


e) “Jesuit Churches and Related Arts in Mexico and their Archival Sources”, page 8

A lecture-forum presented by UST Museum and National Archives of the Philippines.


f) UST Graduate School's Diamond Anniversary Exhibit, page 8

The UST Museum assisted the USTGS in mounting its milestone exhibit.


g) Staff Box, page 8

The UST Museum played host to numerous concerts and recitals throughout the first semester of AY 2013-2014. List of contributors to the newsletter.


h) Feedback, page 8

Mailing address of UST Museum for your suggestions, concerns or questions.

AY 2013-2014

2nd Semester

2013-2014, 2nd Semester


a) “Paskong Pampamilyang Pilipino”: Christmas Vignettes of Values and Traditions,

page 2

In collaboration with Metrobank Foundation and the Council of Interior Design Education an exhibit “Paskong Pampamilyang Pilipino” showcased eight interior design vignettes styled and designed by faculty members from eight CIDE member schools from the National Capital Region.


b) Sustainable Community + Mobility: The eDesign Imperative NuvaliTree Evolving

Community and Alternative Personal Transport, page 2

Collaborative Exhibition of Industrial Designers Edilberto “Butch” Cunanan and Manuel “Dacs” Dacanay, embodies a timely and relevant response to the call of Mother Nature.


c) A Passion World Liping Zheng: One Man Exhibit, page 3

UST Museum opened a solo-painting exhibition by guest artist Liping Zheng entitled “A Passionate World”. Zheng’s works are an incarnation of what is best in traditional Chinese painting and an embodiment of the contemporary human spirit.


d) Recitals March 2014, page 3

List of performances for the month of March 2014, composed of four (4) graduation recitals and two (2) concerts and one (1) junior recital.


e) Raising Hope for the Philippines through the 2014 UST Annual Inter-School On-The-

Spot Painting Competition, page 4-5

This year’s theme is “Hope for the Philippines”. In recent months, the Philippines experienced several major disasters, both natural and political which challenged Fine Arts students across Metro Manila to visualized this hope through the colors of their canvas.


f) Sheltering thee Modern Spirit: The Architecture of Jose Maria V. Zaragoza, page 6

This exhibit displays Zaragoza and his contemporaries advocated the progressive ideas of modernism in rebuilding the Philippines from the ashes of war in the mid-20th century, and in the process, developed an architectural identity befitting a newly independent nation-state.


g) A (Diplomatic) Night at the Museum, page 7

UST Museum Main Gallery was the chosen venue for the University’s Appreciation Dinner for the Members of the Diplomatic Corps, heads of Cultural Agencies and other special guests.


h) Zobel of MacMem at the UST Museum, page 7

Mr. James Zobel, historian and Archivist of Gen. Douglas McArthur Memorial in USA and participants of the symposium entitled “Transpacific Engagements: Visual Culture of Global Exchange (1781-1869)” paid a visit to UST Museum.


i) Staff Box, page 8

UST Museum staff and administrators conducted pictorial inside the main gallery. A congratulatory message to the UST Museum graduating student assistant, Natassha “Tatz” Quinsaat. List of contributors to the newsletter.


j) Feedback, page 8

Mailing address of UST Museum for your suggestions, concerns or questions.

2014 - 2015

AY 2014-2015

1st Semester

2014-2015, 1st Semester


a) UST Museum Upgrades Facilities, page 2

The UST Museum upgraded its facilities during the 1st term of AY 2014-2015.


b) UST Museum and Metrobank Foundation: Partners in Cultural Heritage

Preservation, page 3

The UST Museum and Metrobank Foundation strive to protect our culture heritage from ravages of time and preserve it for our future generations.


c) 2015 UMAC University of Santo Tomas Manila, Philippines, page 4

The logo for the UMAC 2015 Manila Conference is a colorful and stylized representation of Arch of Centuries of the University of Santo Tomas in connection with the conference theme “Rethinking University Museums: Bridging Theory and Practice” and UST is the host of this year conference.


d) UMAC 2015 Manila, page 5

UMAC, ICOM and UST hold the 15th Annual Conference of University Museums and Collections. The conference theme “Rethinking University Museums: Bridging Theory and Practice” looks back to what UMAC has done for the last 14 years on how it helped university museums address challenges and circumstances surrounding and/or affecting university museums.


e) Restoring UST’s Treasures: History of the UST Faculty of Medicine and Surgery,

pages 6-7

The UST Museum Conservation Laboratory staff restore the (2) two murals by National Artist for Visual Arts Vicente Manansala at the lobby of Saint Martin de Porres Building.


f) ICOM Rio 2013, page 8

UST Museum Director Rev. Fr. Isidro Abaño, O.P presented a paper about the UST Cultural Heritage Studies Program at the 2013 University Museums and Collections (UMAC).


g) Staff Box, page 8

List of contributors to the newsletter.


h) Feedback

Mailing address of UST Museum for your suggestions, concerns or questions.


i) On the Cover, page 8

The issue’s cover image is entitled “Pillar of Legacy” a photograph of the UST Arch of the Centuries taken by then Mechanical Engineering student John Paulo Malaca.

AY 2014-2015

2nd Semester

2014-2015, 2nd Semester


a) @UST: Lolo Kiko Brings Christ to the Youth, pages 2-3

The UST Museum proudly unveiled an exhibit devoted to memorabilia of Pope Francis’ January 18 visit to the University of Santo Tomas. The exhibit spearheaded by the Office of the Rector entitled “@UST: Lolo Kiko brings Christ to the Youth” and featured items from the Museum’s collection, along with the objects loaned from the Thomasian community, alumni and other individuals.


b) “BenaVides III”: The Benavides Art Group, page 4

An exhibit that showcase the monument of Fr. Benavides by five Thomasian artist that formed an art group united in their love of the arts, their zeal for their craft and in the Thomasian spirit of upholding beauty in goodness, truth, and faith.


c) 2015 On-The-Spot Painting Competition, page 5

This year’s theme was “Memories of Valor, Dreams of Peace: The 70th Anniversary of the Liberation of the Philippines”. It was an exhibition and lecture in cooperation with Metrobank Foundation and the Embassy of the United States Manila.


d) 2015 UMAC University of Santo Tomas Manila, Philippines, pages 6-9

A four-day conference, panel session, tour and forum that tackled topics such as “University Museum Networks: International, Regional, National and Local Experiences Proposals”, “Towards Responsive Museums: Examining the Role of Museums in Education and Public Formation” and “Role of University Museums in Cultural Tourism: Enhancing Tourism, Through Museum Experience”.


e) UMAC 2015 Manila: The Presenters, pages 10-13

Different topics were presented by members of UMAC from different countries. Paper presentations were done on Day 1 and Day 2; posters were presented on Day 3.


f) 70th Anniversary of the Liberation of Santo Tomas Internment Camp, pages 14-15

The University of Santo Tomas commemorated the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Santo Tomas Internment Camp (STIC) with lectures and a re-mounting of its exhibit which aimed to raise awareness among students, the Thomasian community, and the general public about the role of UST played during the World War II. Among the guests were a group of surviving internees who held a very special panel discussion with Thomasian students to share their experiences as civilian prisoners of war during the Japanese occupation.


g) UST Museum Team-Building and Planning of Activities at Baliuag, Bulacan, page 16

UST Museum Staff having fun during the team-building activities.


h) Performances at the UST Museum, page 16

List of performances for the month of February to May, 2015, composed of one graduation recital, two junior recitals and two concerts.


i) Staff Box, page 16

The UST Museum welcomes back our Director, Rev. Fr. Didoy, after a 4-week course on Curatorship at the Sotheby’s Art Institute, New York City, NY, USA. A congratulatory message to the UST Museum graduating student assistant, John Paul A. Mariano. List of contributors in the newsletter.


j) Feedback, page 16

Mailing address of UST Museum for your suggestions, concerns or questions.

2015 - 2016

AY 2015-2016

1st Semester

2015-2016, 1st Semester


a) Cover Page

On the cover “Under the Mango Tree” an oil on fibre board painting by Carlos “Botong” Francisco.


b) OBJECTS: Re-Imagined Christmas Accessories, page 2

Third-year Interior Design students from the UST College of Fine Arts and Design (CFAD) presented their take on the theme of a white Christmas with their exhibit.


c) UST Museum Partners with San Fernando, Pampanga to boost Kapampangan

Culture Efforts, page3

This partnership undertake a project “focused on identifying, investigating and/or reclaiming the strengths of a person, entity or community."


d) GenSan to Establish GSC Museum with Help from UST, page 3

The advocacy of establishing a GSC Museum is to preserve, collect, study and present noteworthy works in relation to General Santos’ culture and tradition.


e) COVER STORY: UST Museum Loans Artworks to National Gallery Singapore,

pages 4-5

The UST Museum strengthened its international linkages with the loan of two important paintings from its Visual Art Collection to the National Gallery Singapore.


f) Visitors, pages 6-7

Lists of visitors that take tour inside the museum. Some were in groups, such as students from St. James and attendees of the Dominican Family Leaders Conference; others were religious administrators and other were just dropping by to look around.


g) UST Museum in Print, page 8

The UST Museum was featured in two recent publications; catalogue “Between Declarations and Dreams” and book “Art after War."


h) Staff Box, page 8

A congratulatory message to the UST Museum graduating student assistant, Maria Krizelda F. Catalan. List of contributors to the newsletter.


i) Feedback, page 8

Mailing address of UST Museum for your suggestions, concerns or questions.

AY 2015-2016

2nd Semester

2015-2016, 2nd Semester


a) Cover Page

On the cover “Untitled” Acrylic on canvas, 2016 by Aljohn Cueva


b) 2016 Annual Inter-School On-The-Spot Painting Competition, page 2

This year’s theme was “Unity in Diversity” in connection with the different problems facing our world because of each individual’s interest that cause chaos but can be more beautiful when each one can enrich one another.


c) Diksyunaryong Biswal ng Arkitekturang Filipino (A Visual Dictionary on Filipino

Architecture), page 3

This exhibit showcasing original illustrations by Arch. Rino D.A Fernandez that were published in his recent book with the same title as the exhibit.


d) UST Museum’s "Brown Madonna" Graces the National Gallery Singapore, page 4

This the first time that the “Brown Madonna” has been loaned internationally, after intensive restoration conducted by the UST Museum Conservatory Laboratory.


e) "Likhang Bayan: Ibang Klaseng Pabalat", page 5

In celebration of the UST College of Education's 90th founding year, the UST Museum opened an exhibit entitled “Ibang Klase: Likhang Bayan Year 6”. The exhibit featured intricately filigreed paper called “Pabalat”. Pabalat are used as wrappers for the traditional Filipino milk candy or pastillas.


f) Handurawan, page 5

“Handurawan” is an Ilonggo word that means “to reminisce." This exhibit featured the churches of San Joaquin, Sta. Barbara, Dao, Cabatuan, Dumalag, Tigbauan, Panay and Miagao.


g) Color More, Stress Less Exhibit, pages 6-7

UST Museum presented an exhibit entitled “Color More. Stress Less” to explore this therapeutic method or artistic expression. The healing power of color was the focus of the exhibit.


h) The Journey of Mankind, page 8

The Travelling Museum PH launched the second leg of the seven-university tour of the exhibition, “The First Humans Out of Africa: The Journey of Mankind” at the University of Santo Tomas. It aimed to provide an opportunity for learning by interaction and discussion about the unfolding of the human story from the distant past through the lens of the science of material evidence left by the early humans.


i) TAALAMAN: The Lake’s First Biomuseum, page 9

The first Philippine Symposium on Freshwater Bioderversity and Ecosystems presented “TAALAMAN: The Lake’s First Biomuseum”. It aimed to raise awareness of the protection and conservation of the rich biodiversity of flora and fauna in Lake Taal.


j) VIP Visitors, pages 10-11

List of VIP visitors that came to visit the UST museum Gallery. They are His Eminence Giuseppe Cardinal Versaldi, DD; Administrators from Saint Mary University London; Priests from Palo, Leyte; Mr. Jules Leconte, Attache for Higher Education and Academic Exhanges-Campus France Manila; the Ambassador of the Republic of Armenia to the Philippines; other TV personalities and politicians.


k) Recitals, page 12

List of performances for the month of May 2016, all graduation recitals.


l) Museum Staff Corner, page 12

UST Museum Team Building 2016 conducted at Club Balai Isabel Hotel and Resort. Ms. Rhiolyn Valeriano is the new Museum Shop Teller.


m) Staff Box, page 8

List of contributors to the newsletter.


n) Feedback, page 8

Mailing address of UST Museum for your suggestions, concerns or questions.

2016-2017

AY 2016-2017

1st Term

2016-2017, 1st Semester


a) Cover Page

On the cover is the 17th century ivory figure of the Crucified Christ. Collection of the UST Museum.


b) GRATIA PLENA: A Marian Exhibition, page 2

This exhibit featured objects from the UST Museum’s Religious Images collection as well as numerous different depictions of the Virgin Mary’s iconography loaned by private collectors and the Santisimo Rosario Parish Church.


c) Administrators represent UST Museum at UMAC Milano 2016, page 3

UST Museum Director Fr. Isidro Abaño together with Assistant Director Asoc. Prof. Anna Marie Bautista represented the University of Santo Tomas at the 1th International Conference of the University’s Museum and Collections (UMAC).


d) Christianity in Asia: Sacred Art and Visual Splendour, pages 4-5

The exhibit, held at the Asian Civilisations Museum in Singapore, presented fascinating religious-cultural objects that are the result of the spread of Christian faith across Asia. UST Museum loaned its centuries-old ivory figure of the Crucified Christ.


e) Creche: A Christmas Exhibit, page 6

This exhibit features numerous interpretations of the Nativity set. A crèche is a small or large modelled representation or tableau of Mary, Joseph, and others around the crib of Jesus in the stable.


f) UST Christmas Concert 2016, pages 7-8

This year’s Christmas concert was even more special because 2016 is the year of the 800th Jubilee of the Order of Preachers, better known as the Dominican Order. This showcased the talents of the UST Conservatory of Music (USTCM), with the UST Symphony Orchestra performing under the baton of Maestro Herminigildo Ranera and other special guest performers.


g) GINTO: A Golden Heritage from our Filipino Ancestors, page 8

The UST Museum hosted an exhibit featuring ancient ornaments crafted by our ancestors from 700 to 1200 years ago. These ornaments from part of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) Pre-Hispanic Gold Collection.


h)
Staff Box, page 8

List of contributors to the newsletter.


i) Feedback, page 8

Mailing address of the UST Museum for your suggestions, concerns or questions.

AY 2016-2017

2nd Term

2016-2017, 2nd Semester


a) Cover Page

On the cover is a photo of the paper lanterns designed by Fr. Isidro Abaño, O.P for the “Colors in Flight” exhibit.


b) 2017 On-The-Spot Painting Competition, page 2

The OTSPC 2017 theme is “LOVE OF NATURE EXPRESSED IN ART.” Nature has inspired some of our greatest work of art but these days we seem to be losing our connection with this vital source of inspiration.


c) Colors in Flight: Artworks of Coloristas, page 3

A sequel to last year’s popular exhibit, “Color More, Stress Less”. This exhibit featured works by numerous colorists, interpreting the theme of birds’ flight through artistic expression using colored pencils, ink, and pastels on paper.


d) Likhang Bayan Year 9: UST’s SweetArt, page 4

An advocacy exhibit partnered with SM Cares which aimed to heighten awareness for the environment and sustainability, and emphasized man’s unique role as “steward of God’s creation” and deepen appreciation for traditional Filipino arts as cultural treasures.


e) Miss Universe Germany 2016’s Headdress donated to UST Museum, page 5

The castle-shaped headdress worn by Miss Universe Grmany 2016 Johanna Acs as part of her national costume during the 2017 Miss Universe pageant was donated to UST Museum as a gesture of thanks for the warmth and hospitality of the Filipino during her stay in Manila.


f) Restoration and Installation of Our Lady of the Rosary painting at UST Central

Laboratory Building, page 6

A large-scale painting of Our Lady of the Rosary recently underwent conservation measures at the UST Museum Conservation Laboratory and was installed the new UST Central Laboratory Building.


g) Visitors, page 7

Photos of some visitors that toured the UST Museum Main Gallery. Among them were the President of University of Duhok, Iraq, Prof. Masleh Duhoky; students from St. Benedict Academy of Albay; and many others.


h) PANATA, page 8

UST Museum hosts “Panata”, (“Vow”) a large-scale painting by Cebuano artist Florentino “Jun” Impas.


i) UST Junior High School Glee Club Concert, page 8

An invitational concert by UST Glee Club sang under the guidance of their Artistic Director and Choirmaster, Mr. Emerson Hernandez and featured special guests.


j) Staff Box, page 8

A congratulatory message to our graduating student assistant, Samantha Alyss G. Valmonte. List of contributors to the newsletter.


k) Feedback, page 8

Mailing address of UST Museum for your suggestions, concerns or questions.

2017-2018

AY 2017-2018

1st Term

2017-2018, 1st Semester


a) Cover Page

Cover background image: “Kumukuti-kutitap, Bumubusi-busilak: A Christmas Exhibition” by the UST CFAD Interior Design Department.


b) Contrast Duo at The Museum, page 2

Darren Matias and Yasa Poletaeva are “Contrast Duo”, a critically-acclaimed violin and piano ensemble with the international career spanning four continents.

c) UST Museum Welcomes New Assistant Director, page 3

The UST Museum is pleased to introduce our newly-appointed Assistant Director, Architect John Carlo L. Sayco.


d) GenSan Cultural Mapping Project Graduation, page 3

UST Museum, CCPET and UST Graduate School officials were guests of the General Santos City Local Government Unit during the Turnover and Graduation Ceremonies for the GenSan Cultural Mapping Project.


e) Assoc. Prof Naraporn Chan-O-Cha Visits the UST Museum, page 4

The UST Museum was privileged to welcome Associate Professor Naraporn Chan-o-cha, Spouse of Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Thailand when she paid a courtesy call on the Very Rev. Fr. Herminio Dagohoy.


f) Marian Exhibit 2017, page 5

This exhibit featured different images of Our Lady’s various canonical titles.


g) Dominican Saints Preachers of Christ, Bearers of Marian Faith, page 5

Featured during this exhibit were religious images of different saints, loaned by devotees and friends of the Pax Romana student organizers.


h) Visit of Ms. Earth Karen Ibasco to the UST Museum, page 6

Miss Earth 2017, Karen Ibasco, lectured on her environmental advocacy of encouraging people to conserve energy and explore the means of using renewable sources of energy at the UST Museum.


i) Faculty of Civil Law Christmas Get-Together, page 6

The UST Faculty of Civil Law celebrated its Christmas gathering at the Museum’s Main Gallery on the evening of December 19,2017.


j) CHRISTMASEUM. page 7

This year’s Christmas celebration was entitled “CHRISTMASEUM” featuring collaborative projects with the UST College of Fine Arts and Design and the UST Junior High School Glee Club.


k) UST 2018 Calendar, page 8

The 2018 UST calendar featuring some newly-constructed places in the University, such as the lobbies of the Buenaventura Garcia Paredes, O.P (BGPOP) Building and Central Laboratory Building.


l) Visitors, page 8

Photographs of tour groups, individuals that came to visit the UST Museum.


m) Staff Box, page 8

List of contributors to the newsletter.


n) Feedback, page 8

Mailing address of UST Museum for your suggestions, concerns or questions.

AY 2017-2018

2nd Term

2017-2018, 2nd Semester


a) Cover Page

Cover background image is the first prize winner of the UST Annual Inter-School OTSPC 2018, “Mga Matang Mapanghusga” by John Frances N. Ochoco (EARIST). Acrylic on canvas.


b) UST Annual Inter-School OTSPC 2018, page 2

This year’s participants were allowed to paint a theme of their own choice.


c) The Visionary Comes Home: A Mañosa Beyond Architecture Exhibit, page 3

This exhibit was an exploration of Thomasian Architect Francisco “Bobby” Mañosa’s contribution to Philippine architecture. It featured scale models of Mañosa’s most iconic work, as well as samples of the local materials he regularly included in his designs.


d) Marian Image for the Museum, page 4

A four-foot tall image of Our Lady of the Rosary has a new home at the 4th floor lobby of the College of Commerce and Business Administration at the St. Raymund Building.


e) 90 Years of the V Shown in Exhibit, page 4

UST’s official student publication, the Varsitarian, unveiled its exhibit in celebration of its 90th year anniversary, with assistance from the UST Museum.


f) SERIAL KOLORISTA: Color More, Stress Less Year 3, page 5

UST Museum unveiled “Serial Kolorista: Color More, Stress Less Year 3” featuring works rendered in colored pencil on paper.


g) Recitals, page 5

Photographs of recitals for the month of May, 2018


h) Featured Guests, pages 6-7

The UST Museum is allowing guests to submit their photos while inside the museum in our official Gmail account, ustmuseum@gmail.com, and have the chance to be featured in the next issue of the newsletter.


i) STAFF: Changes and Graduating S.A., page 8

The UST museum is proud to share the achievements of its staff, Punctuality Award and nominees for the Most Outstanding Employee Award during the 2018 HIYAS Awards. Meanwhile, an introduction to the new Museum Attendant and Gallery Clerk. Also, a congratulatory message to our graduating Student Assistant.


j) Staff Box, page 8

List of contributors to the newsletter.


k) Feedback, page 8

Mailing address of UST Museum for your suggestions, concerns or questions.

2018-2019

AY 2018-2019

1st Term

2018-2019, 1st Semester


a) Cover Page

Cover background Image is “Wonderful Sight: A Christmas Exhibition” by UST CFAD Interior Design Department


b) 2018 AAMG UMAC Annual Conference, pages 2-3

The conference was attended by administrators of UST Museum which centered on the theme “University Museums and Collection as Change-Agents for a Better World.” This topic primarily universal mission of a museum: to teach.


c) Where God Weeps, page 4

An exhibit on persecuted Churches to promote religious freedom. It highlights piece was “Maria Auxiliadora de los Cristianos De Marawi” a statue that allegedly lost its head and the infant Jesus it was carrying during the Marawi siege in May 2017.


d) Kasibulan Exhibit, page 4

The exhibition’s theme “Kalinga” highlighted the significance of gender awareness and development within indigenous cultures and the active role of women in IP Communities.


e) New Religious Images on Display, page 5

The new display of exquisite antique santos at the Hall of Philippine Religious Images, on indefinite loan from a private collector.


f) UST Museum Facilities Upgrade, page 5

Freshly-retiled floor of the central exhibition area in main gallery and ongoing upgrade of the Museum’s CCTV system.


g) CHRISTMASEUM, pages 6-7

In collaboration with the UST College of Fine Arts and Design (CFAD) and interior Design majors, the UST Museum took the lead to usher in Yuletide festivities this year, with “Christmaseum Year 2: Wonderful Sight and Musical Night."


h) UST 2019 Calendar, page 8

UST Museum Director Fr. Abaño, O.P, once again took charge of choice of pictures from the visual art collection and artistic layout for the University’s 2019 Calendar.


i) Featured Guests, page 8

Photographs of group visitors from different schools and colleges.


j) Staff Box, page 8

The UST Museum administrators and staff wish everyone a joyful and blessed Christmas! List of contributors to the newsletter.


k) Feedback, page 8

Mailing address of UST Museum for your suggestions, concerns or questions.

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a) Cover Page

On the cover is the “Portrait of a Young Balinese Girl”, an oil on canvas by Romualdo Locatelli, 1940.


b) SHADES OF LOVE: The UST Annual Inter-School OTSPC 2019, pages 2-3

In partnership with Metrobank Foundation, the UST Museum held the annual Inter-School Annual On-The-Spot Painting Competition. Through the theme “Viewing the Shades of Love”, the participants were challenge to share their sentiments and ideas about love through visual art.


c) “RAMPAGE” by James Scott: Lecture and Book Launch, page 4

Mr. James Scott presented an overview of a harrowing historical account of the devastating one-month long battle of Manila which cost 100,00 civilian lives, as well as the obliteration of irreplaceable heritage, at the end of World War II.


d) “Romualdo Locatelli, Eternal Green Under an Eternal Sun” by Gianni Orsini:

Lecture and Book Launch, page 4

This book features the Romualdo Locatelli painting, “Portrait of a Young Balinese Girl” from the collection of the UST Museum at the Main Gallery.


e) Inggo 1587 @ 20, page 5

The band Inggo 1587, comprised of Dominican priests, held a Thanksgiving Concert at the same venue after 20 years to thank their followers. The concert lasted for two hours of great music that came from the heart of all the seven young priests.


f) Princess of Thailand, Chulachomklao Royal Military Academy Cadets Visit UST,

page 6

The visit of the Princess of Thailand was part of the educational and cultural tour of the CRMA where Her Royal Highness is head of its History Department.

g) 11th Biennial National Convention of Church Cultural Heritage Practitioners,

page 7

This conference’s theme was “The Importance of the Church’s Cultural Heritage at the Dawn of the 5th Centenary of the Arrival of Christianity in the Philippines”. The conference featured talks and presentation by Church cultural heritage workers from all over the Philippines.


h) Featured Guests, page 8

Photographs of group visitors from different schools and colleges from January to April, 2019


i) Recitals, page 8

Photographs of recitals held in UST Main gallery for the month of April, May and September, 2019.


j) Staff Box, page 8

Administrators and staff of UST Museum conducted their annual team-building activity at Mt. Malarayat Golf and Country Club in Lipa, Batanagas. List of contributors to the newsletter.


k) Feedback, page 8

Mailing address of UST Museum for your suggestions, concerns or questions.

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