Modernized Rizal museum opens; eye instruments on display

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By Evelyn Macairan, Janvic Mateo/The Philippine Star – A museum of Dr. Jose Rizal will be opened in Calamba, Laguna today, his 154th birth anniversary.

The Museo ni Jose Rizal is a “modernized” museum on the life of the national hero, the National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP) said in statement posted on the government’s Official Gazette website.

The museum will reportedly offer innovative exhibits and interactive technologies narrating the childhood, education and foreign travels of Rizal, which shaped his social and political consciousness to seek reforms from the Spanish colonial government through his writings.

Highlighting the exhibit is a bronze sculpture by noted artist Julie Lluch depicting Rizal as an itinerant scholar and patriot.

It also offers an e-learning facility where students can access the NHCP’s online history lessons about Rizal and other Filipino heroes.

The NHCP is the national government agency mandated to promote and preserve Philippine history and historical heritage through research and publication, conservation, marking of historic sites and structures and administration of national shrines and museums.

Budget Secretary Florencio Abad will be the guest of honor and speaker during the opening activities today.

Messages will be delivered by Laguna Gov. Ramil Hernandez, Laguna Rep. Joaquin Chipeco Jr. and Calamba Mayor Justin Marc Chipeco.

At the University of the Philippines in Manila, Rizal’s medical instruments will be on exhibit today at the Museum of History of Ideas.

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