The PNP Museum celebrates the Museum and Galleries Month through an Art Exhibit underscoring the 4th Philippine Arts Summit’s theme, “Embracing Uncertainty: Showcasing Solidarity, Hope, and Recovery.” The activity was held at Camp BGen Rafael T Crame in Quezon City on October 20, 2022.
DILG Secretary, Atty. Benjamin C Abalos Jr. graced the said activity as the guest of honor and speaker together with Police Lieutenant General Rhodel O Sermonia, Officer-In-Charge, PNP.
This year’s celebration marks the 1st anniversary of the PNP Museum as an accredited and institutional member of the International Council of Museums (ICOM), – a non-governmental organization that establishes professional and ethical standards for museum activities.
The highlight of the program hugging the Museum’s Changing Gallery is the Tagapagtaguyod ng Sining at Kultura ng Pilipinas (TSKP) Artists’ Exhibit anchored on the theme: “Binhi: Sining at Kultura Pamana ng Republika.” The Exhibit conveys the depicted artists’ messages and emotions through unique masterpieces, in a sense, propagating Philippine values, patriotism and love of country.
During the activity, Secretary Abalos Jr., pointed out the importance of art and culture in the country. According to him, “Dumaan man ang panahon, ang sining at kultura ang nagtutulay sa ating maipagmamalaking tinatawag nating lahi. Ang ating kultura ang siyang nagtatatag o naglalatag kung paano natin haharapin ang ating kasalukuyan at babagtasin ang kinabukasang nais natin para sa susunod pang mga henerasyon.” (“As time passes, art and culture will bridge us in bringing pride to our race. Our culture establishes on how we deal with our present and forge the future we want for the next generations.”)
Museums and Galleries Month is being observed in the month of October every year by virtue of Presidential Proclamation No. 798, series of 1991. This celebration showcases and promotes the essence of Museums in the Philippines as homes of Filipino culture, history and heritage.
The PNP Museum has a preeminent accomplishment in collecting, curating, and ultimately preserving distinctive relics and artifacts from the past that form part of what and where the Philippine National Police is now, giving a significant avenue and opportunity to commemorate the courage and contributions of the men and women of PNP.
Every relic and artifact from the PNP Museum is, indeed, a passage to the history of policing and Philippine culture.