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#ThrowbackThursdays Lopez Memorial Museum is dedicated to the memory of Eugenio H. López, Sr.’s Parents

Lopez Memorial Museum is dedicated to the memory of Eugenio H. López, Sr.’s parents Benito López, twice governor of Iloilo, and Presentacion Hofileña. These busts are by Anastacio Caedo.

Founded in 1960 by Eugenio Lopez, Sr. The Lopez Museum and Library was built in order to provide scholars and students access to his extensive personal collection of rare books, manuscripts, ancient maps, Filipiniana titles, a Rizaliana collection and 19th to 20th century paintings, housed in a triangular four-storey building (now demolished) designed by renowned architect Angel E. Nakpil in Pasay City. The Lopez Museum and Library moved to the Benpres Building (formerly the Chronicle Building), Pasig in the 1985. It finds itself a new home on the ground floor of this six-storey building.

Know more via our new exhibit Trajectories:

TRAJECTORIES maps out the way the museum collection grew in relation to the people who headed the privately owned museum and library. Works of 19th Century Filipino Masters Juan Luna and Felix Resurreccion Hidalgo will take center stage, together with works of conservatives Juan Arellano, Fabian de la Rosa, and Fernando Amorsolo as well as works by modernists Victorio Edades, Nena Saguil, Botong Francisco, H.R. Ocampo, and Fernando Zobel, just to name a few. Pottery from the Calatagan excavation, rare Filipiniana books, and Philippine maps dating back to the 16th century will complete the exhibition. Trajectories will open to the public on September 6, 2013.

For inquiries please call Tina Modrigo at 631-2417 / 635-9545 or send an email to


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