NEWSLETTER

2021 to 2030

2021 - 2022

AY 2021-2022

1st Term

2021-2022, 1st Term


a) UST Museum Participates in the ICOM Prague Symposium 2021, page 2

The UST Museum is represented at the International Council of Museum (ICOM) Prague Symposium 2021 by Museum Director Rev. fr. Isidro Abaño, O.P. and Assistant Director Ar. Carlo Sayco.

b) "HOLY ABSTRACT: Priest Painter, page 3

The UST Museum is proud to present “HOLY ABSTRACT: Priest Painter,” a virtual exhibition of artworks by Fr. Nunilon Arnold “Nunz” F. Bancaso, Jr., an alumnus of the UST Faculty of Sacred Theology and a former student of Museum Director Rev. fr. Isidro Abaño, O.P.


c) Fr. Abaño Speaks During Theology Week 2021, pages 4-5

UST Museum Director and UST Faculty of Sacred Theology professor Fr. Isidro Abaño, O.P., gave a virtual presentation entitled “A Pedagogical Ministry of the Cultural Heritage of the Church in the University of Santo Tomas” during the recently-held Theology Week 2021.


d) UST Museum Holds Conservation Plan Seminar, page 6

As part of the UST Museum’s role in preserving the history and cultural heritage of the University of Santo Tomas, plans are underway for the major conservation procedures to be undertaken for the murals depicting UST’s history. The administration and staff of the UST Museum held a seminar and meeting as an orientation for this long-range project last October 27, 2021 via Zoom.


e) UST Museum Consulted by GenSan LGU For Their Museum, page 6

Last September 30, a meeting regarding the construction of the General Santos City (GenSan) Museum was held via Zoom.


f) Christmas Greetings! page 7

The administration and staff of the UST Museum wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, and we hope to see all of you again soon!


g) Continuing Improvements at the UST Museum, page 8

The installation of a programmable LED track lighting system for the UST Museum and Main Building lobby was started on December 1, 2021.


h) Remembering Asst. Prof. Lemuel Dela Cruz, Tenor, page 8

The UST Museum offered its deepest sympathies to the family and loved ones of Asst. Prof. Lemuel dela Cruz, Tenor.


i) Staff Box, page 8

List of contributors to the newsletter.


j) Feedback, page 8

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

AY 2021-2022

2nd Term

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”,

page 2

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.