We are pleased to present the Mobile Museum Boxes, an output of an international collaborative project entitled “Research on the Utilization of Museum Activities for Education for the Young Generation in the Philippines.” The project has been undertaken by Filipino and Japanese researchers interested in exploring innovative use of museum collections, in association with the National Museum of the Philippines, the Mindanao State University-Iligan Institute of Technology and the University Museum, the University of Tokyo, supported by the Toyota Foundation, Japan.
The aim of the project is to produce mounted exhibition contents that can “go” beyond the walls of the museum, providing an object-based educational opportunity to various audiences, particularly the young, at each exhibition venue. The project also seeks to develop young people’s interest in the natural and cultural heritage of their local areas by addressing themes relating to a wide range of relevant museum collections.
For the project period 2015-16, the exhibition theme focuses on “The Diversity of Natural History in Mindanao”. Ten Mobile Museum Boxes were fabricated based on comments and suggestions of the academe who work directly or indirectly in the tertiary-level education, both from Manila and Mindanao. Many professionals specializing in natural history and museum design participated in the process of developing the Mobile Museum Boxes. We would like to thank all those who contributed to the realization of the Mobile Museum Boxes – they made our project genuinely inclusive and participatory.
We hope that the Mobile Museum Boxes will stimulate the curiosity and creativity of many people, helping them generate new knowledge.
The Mobile Museum Boxes Project 2015-16 members
The Mobile Museum Boxes Project 2015-16
The creation of the Mobile Museum Boxes “The Diversity of Natural History of the Mindanao Island” has been carried out as part of the project “Research on the Utilization of Museum Activities for Education for the Young Generation in the Philippines: Development of Mobile Exhibitions to Redress Regional Disparities in Educational Opportunities and Foster Human Resources to Manage Natural and Cultural Heritage”, funded by the Toyota Foundation.
Ayumi Terada (Affiliate Assistant Professor, the University Museum, the University of Tokyo)
Luisito T. Evangelista (Curator, Botany Division, National Museum of the Philippines)
Emerito B. Batara (Laboratory Technician, Natural Science Museum, Mindanao State University-Iligan Institute of Technology)
Akira Matsuda (Associate Professor, Graduate School of Humanities and Sociology, University of Tokyo)
Mobile Museum Boxes
“The Diversity of Natural History in Mindanao”
Jeremy Barns (Director, National Museum)
Ana Maria T. Labrador (Director, National Museum)
Marcelo Cercado (Senior Researcher, National Museum)
Roberto de Ocampo (Curator, Geology Division, National Museum)
Danilo Tandang (Researcher, Botany Division, National Museum)
John Rey C. Callado (Researcher, Botany Division, National Museum)
Sukarno D. Tanggol (Chancellor, Mindanao State University-Iligan Institute of Technology)
Edgar W. Ignacio (Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, Mindanao State University-Iligan Institute of Technology)
Ferdinand P. Jamil (Dean, College of Science of Mathematics, Mindanao State University-Iligan Institute of Technology)
Sasha Anne Lao Valdez (Assistant Dean, College of Science of Mathematics, Mindanao State University-Iligan Institute of Technology)
Yoshiaki Nishino (Director/Professor, the University Museum, the University of Tokyo)
Takenori Sasaki (Associate Professor, the University Museum, the University of Tokyo)
Hiroyuki Sekioka (Affiliate Associate Professor, the University Museum, the University of Tokyo)
Eriko Ueno (Affiliate Associate Researcher, the University Museum, the University of Tokyo)
In association with:
National Museum of the Philippines
Mindanao State University-Iligan Institute of Technology
The University Museum, the University of Tokyo
Supported by: Toyota Foundation
Kami ay buong galang na ipinipresenta ang Mobile Museum Boxes, ang produkto ng isang kolaboratibo at internasyunal na proyekto na may pamagat na “Pananaliksik ukol sa Paggamit ng Gawaing Pang-museo para sa Edukasyon ng mga Bagong Henerasyon ng Pilipinas.” Ang proyekto ay pinangasiwaan ng mga mananaliksik na Filipino at ng Hapon na may interes sa pagtuklas ng mga inobatibong gamit ng mga koleksiyon sa museo, sa pakikipagtulungan ng Pambansang Museo ng Pilipinas (NM), Mindanao State University - Iligan Institute of Technology (MSU-IIT) at ang Unibersidad ng Museo ng Unibersidad ng Tokyo (UMUT) sinuportahan ng Toyota Foundation, Japan.
Ang layunin ng proyekto ay makabuo ng eksihibit na ilabas ang hangganan ng mga koleksiyon ng museo sa mga pader nito, na ang layunin ay object-based sa larangan ng edukasyon at isang malaking oportunidad sa iba’t ibang manonood, partikular sa mga batang manonood. Ang proyekto ay naghahangad na madebelop ang interes ng mga bagong henersayon sa natural at kultural na pamana ng mga lokal na lugar na may iba’t ibang temang kaugnay sa kabuuang koleksiyon ng museo.
Sa taong 2015-16, Ang eksihibit ay nagpokus sa temang “Ang Dibersidad ng Natural na Kasaysayan ng Mindanao.” Sampung Mobile Museum Boxes na ang nabuo batay sa komento at mungkhai ng mga nasa akademya na nagtatrabaho sa loob at labas ng antas kolehiyo, sa Maynila at Mindanao. Maraming propesyunal na nagpakadalubhasa sa Kasaysayan ay Pagdidisenyo ng Museo ang sumama upang maproseso at madebelop ang Mobile Museum Boxes. Nais naming pasalamatan ang lahat nang nagbigay ng kani-kanilang kontribusyon upang maisakatuparan ang Mobile Museum Boxes- sila ang bumuo ng proyektong ito upang maging makatotohanan ito at matagumpay.
Inaasahan namin na ang Mobile Museum Boxes ay mangganyak upang magkaroon ng kuryosidad at pagiging malikhain ang mga tao, at makalikha ng bagong kaalaman
Mula sa mga Miyembro ng Mobile Museum Boxes Project 2015-16