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Art Handling Workshop at Lopez Museum on July 17

Join the Lopez Museum and Library’s one-day workshop on Art Handling on July 17, 2013 from 9 am to 4 pm. Learn how to properly handle precious national treasures from Collection Management consultants Peter Natividad and Ricky Francisco who will facilitate the workshop.

The workshop will include lectures on Preventive Conservation and a demonstration of various materials and equipment commonly used for handling specific objects. The rest of the workshop will be an interactive discussion about handling two and three dimensional objects plus a hands-on activity on transporting objects.

Ricky Francisco is an independent museum, gallery, and conservation consultant currently working with the Lopez Museum and a few other private institutions in Manila and Singapore.  He is an advocate of Preventive Conservation and has received training from various institutions such as the ICCROM (Rome, Italy), SEAMEO-SPAFA (Bangkok, Thailand), the Heritage Conservation Centre of Singapore, the National University of Singapore Conservation Laboratory, and the National Museum of the Philippines.

Peter Natividad is the Collections Management Consultant of the Lopez Museum. He also consults for various institutions such as the Iglesia Ni Cristo Centennial Museum and Gallery and Banco de Oro. He received his diploma in Art Conservation from the National Research Laboratory for Conservation of Cultural Property in Lucknow, India. He is the founding member of the Philippine Museum Collections Management Group and sits as one of the Board of Directors for the Angono Artists Association.

Registration fee for the lecture is Php 1,300.00 inclusive of workshop materials, lunch, and certificate. To reserve a slot, a non-refundable reservation fee of Php 1,000.00 should be made on or before July 15, 2013. For information and registration, call Tina at 631-2417 or email

The Lopez Memorial Museum is at the ground floor, Benpres Building Exchange Road corner Meralco Avenue, Pasig City. Museum days and hours are Mondays-Saturdays, 8am-5pm, except holidays.


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