The Lopez Museum is a Philippine art and history museum and library located in Pasig City, Philippines. Founded on 13 February 1960 by Eugenio Lopez in honor of his parents, Lopez built the museum to provide scholars and students access to his personal collection of rare Filipiniana books, manuscripts, maps, archaeological artifacts and fine art.
Lopez was known to many as a leading industrialist of post-World War II Philippines. With resources that came from sugar production, he pioneered in diverse fields of business including transportation (bus, taxicab and air transport operations), mass media (ABS-CBN Broadcasting Corporation and The Manila Chronicle), energy (MERALCO) becoming one of the first Filipino successes in business in a then largely American dominated economy.
A staunch nationalist, Eugenio Lopez believed that by preserving and promoting the Filipino heritage, his countrymen would eventually develop sense of national pride and enable the country to develop a unified spirit ultimately resulting in ensuring a strengthening of a collective national soul in the succeeding generations.
The Lopez Museum’s Library consists of over 19,000 Filipiniana titles by about 12,000 authors and preserves an invaluable collection of Philippine incunabula, rare books, manuscripts, dictionaries, literary works in Western and vernacular languages, religious tracts, periodicals, newspapers, coffee table volumes, academic treatises, contemporary writing, maps, archival photographs, cartoons and microfilms. The museum is housed at the ground floor of the Benpres Building, Exchange Road corner Meralco Avenue, Pasig City (Excerpted from Wikipedia).
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