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Workshops@The Museum

April 29 and 30 – Clamshell Boxmaking Workshop with Loreto Apilado

What can you do for your books?

As part of its advocacy to teach techniques that hinge on preservation and conservation, the Lopez Memorial Museum is offering a two-day workshop on Clamshell Boxmaking on April 29 and 30, 2008 (Tuesday-Wednesday) from 9am to 4 pm. Lecture fee is PhP 3,500 inclusive of materials. Reservations required because slots are limited.

This two day workshop will show you how boxes can be extensions of your books, enhance their presentation and provide an additional surface where the books’ contents can be reflected.

Facilitated by Loreto Apilado of the Cottage Industry Technology Center (CITC), the workshop will focus on conservation boxes such as drop-spine and solander boxes. These archival enclosures help create an additional protective environment for your books and are also suitable for displays and presentations. The boxes can also be perfect gift items for occasions like birthdays and anniversaries.

Apilado has participated in local and international seminars on papermaking, book arts and conservation. At the CITC, he is in charge of teaching papermaking, paper crafts, bookbinding; designing tools and equipment for such workshops; and researching on and disseminating information on matters related to such topics.

The Lopez Memorial Museum is at the ground floor, Benpres Building, Exchange Road corner Meralco Avenue, Pasig City. Museum days and hours are Mondays to Saturdays, except holidays, 8am-5pm. For more information, please call 6312417 or email or

In the Footsteps of a Hero: A Writing Workshop for Teens with Carla Pacis

Award-winning children’s writer Carla Pacis will hold a five-day Writing Workshop for Teens (from 10 am to 12 noon) on April 16, 17, 18, 21 and 22 at the Lopez Memorial Museum. The workshop aims to teach participants the preparatory stage of writing following a structure called the “Hero’s Journey”. This structure is based on the life-long work on world myths of eminent scholar Joseph Campbell and had been applied successfully to movie scripts and stories like for example “Lord of the Rings” which is the text that will be used throughout the workshop. Pacis is a multi-award winner of the National Book Award, a recipient of the Gawad C. S. Alabado Award and the PBBY Writer’s Prize for her story “Mayroon Akong Alagang Puno.” An AB Economics graduate of Assumption College and earned her masters in creative writing at the University of the Philippines after winning second place in the 1995 Carlos Palanca Awards for her “Dream Weaver” entry. She currently teaches at De La Salle University-Manila and is a Resident Fellow of the UP Institute of Creative Writing. The Lopez Memorial Museum is at the ground floor, Benpres Building, Exchange Roac corner Meralco Avenue, Pasig City. Museum days and hours are Mondays to Saturdays, except holidays, from 8am-5pm. For more information, please call 6312417 or email or

March 8 – Stories on Philippine Art Series: Graphic Design

Team Manila Graphic Design dynamic duo Raymund Punzalan and Owee Alvar will give a talk on the history of graphic design in the Philippines and the contemporary graphic design scene lecture on March 8, 2008 (Saturday) from 2-4 pm at the Lopez Memorial Museum The Stories on Philippine Art lecture series aim to create more awareness of various personalities, art forms and practices in the country. Fee is PhP 50 for students, PhP100 for Museum Foundation members, PhP150 for non-Museum Foundation members. Lectures will be held at the Lopez Memorial Museum, ground floor, Benpres Building, Exchange Road, Pasig City. For more info, call 631-2417 or 404-2685

March 10 – Hain: Memory Spreads Exhibit

The International Wine and Food Society Manila Ladies Branch (IWFS-MLB) will host the opening of the exhibition Hain: Memory Spreads on March 10, 2008 (Monday). The exhibit will feature the IWFS-MLB’s donation of menu cards from 1900 to 1940 commemorating historical events such as the banquet to honor William H. Taft (1905( who later became the president of the United States, a dinner in Malolos for National Artist Guillermo Tolentino (1925) who sculpted the University of the Philippines Oblation and the monument in Caloocan, and the coronation of the image of our Lady of the Rosary (1907), popularly known as La Naval at Sto. Domingo Church.

The winner of the “Doreen Gamboa-Fernandez (DGF) Food Writing Award” will be announced at the event. Named after the long-time dean of Filipino food writers, Filipino food anthropologist and founding vice chairman of IWF-MLB, , the DGF Writing Award hopes to foster the preservation of Philippine culinary heritage.

The exhibit, which also features photographs and books from the Lopez Library collection, will run until April 10, 2008. The Lopez Memorial Museum is located at the ground floor, Benpres Bldg., Exchange Road, Pasig City. For more info, contact Fanny at 631-2417.