2021-2022, 2nd Term
a) UST Museum re-opens to the Public, page 2
The UST Museum welcomes guests again after a long hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
b) Seminar on “Updates on the Health Protocols of the University of Santo Tomas”,
UST Health Service Director Ms. Sheryl M. Dionisio, MD discussed important keynotes about the new health monitoring system under Alert Level 1 with the UST Museum staff.
c) Fr. Abaño Re-Elected to Executive Board of ICOM Philippines, page 3
Rev. fr. Isidro Abaño, O.P., was re-elected to the Executive Board of the International Council
of Museums Philippines (ICOM-PH), last March 23, 2022 during the 2022 ICOM-PH General
Assembly held via Zoom.
d) Continuing Improvements at the UST Museum – Fire Alarm System Upgrade and
Repainting of 3rd Floor Office, page 3
The UST Museum's fire alarm system was upgraded and the Office of the Director at the 3rd
floor of the Main Building was repainted recently.
e) Museum Begins Conservation and Restoration of AGL Murals at Main Building
Lobby, pages 4-5
The full-scale conservation and restoration of the Antonio Garcia Llamas murals at the
University of Santo Tomas Main Building lobby is underway.
f) Ar. Carlo Sayco to Present Poster at ICOM Prague 2022, page 6
UST Museum Assistant Director Ar. Carlo Sayco, MACHS will present a poster entitled,
“UNDERSTANDING INCLUSIVITY AND DECOLONISATION: THE CASE OF THE UNIVERSITY OF
SANTO TOMAS” during the Joint Conference of the UMAC-NATHIST-ICME-ICR 2022 which will
run from 22-23 August 2022, concurrently with the International Council of Museums (ICOM)
General Conference 2022 in Prague, Czech Republic.
g) Fr. Abaño Gets Hands-On with Conservation Procedures, page 6
Museum Director Rev. fr. Isidro Abaño, O.P. personally supervised conservation procedures
for a 19th century image of St. John the Baptist from Daet, Camarines Norte.
h) Museum Lighting Project, page 7
by Ar. Carlo Sayco, MACHS
The University of Santo Tomas Museum continued improving facilities by installing
automated track lighting fixtures in the Main Building Lobby.
i) Visit of Charge d’affaires of Embassy of Republic of Poland, page 7
Mr. Jaroslaw Szczepankiewicz, Chargé d'affaires, a.i. of the Embassy of the Republic of Poland
in Manila. Mr. Szczepankiewicz together with Ms. Anna Krzak-Danel, Counselor-Minister,
Head of the Political and Economic Section of the Embassy of Poland, paid a Courtesy Visit
upon the Very Rev. Fr. Richard G. Ang, O.P., UST Rector to explore possible points for
collaboration, and paid a visit to the UST Museum afterwards.
j) Congratulations, AK!, page 8
We are so proud of our graduating Student Assistant, Anna Kamille “AK” T. Miranda, Bachelor
of Arts in Behavioral Science, cum laude!
k) Museum Guests, page 8
l) Staff Box, page 8
List of contributors to the newsletter.
m) Feedback, page 8
Mailing address of UST Museum for your suggestions, concerns or questions.