Press Release
December 20, 2012

"We are Bringing Filipino Heritage to the World Audience"
Legarda Welcomes Quai Branly Museum President

Senator Loren Legarda today welcomed Musée du Quai Branly President Stéphane Martin, and Ms. Constance de Monbrison, Curator at the Musée du Quai Branly, who are in the country for the 2013 Philippine Exhibition at the Paris, France museum.

Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations and Committee on Cultural Communities, said that Mr. Martin will give details about the upcoming exhibition "PHILIPPINES: Archipelago of Exchange," that will be held on April 9 to July 14, 2013 at the Quai Branly.

"We are very fortunate to have been chosen as the featured exhibiting country at the Musée du Quai Branly, which is the premier museum in France for indigenous art and culture. Through the agreement to loan Philippine artworks and artifacts for the exhibition, we are bringing Filipino artistry, craftsmanship, and heritage to the world audience," she said.

Legarda explained that the exhibition, which is a partnership project between France and the Philippines, is another opportunity to create awareness of the rich Philippine heritage within the international community.

"Through this, we reaffirm our commitment to promote Filipino artisanship, uphold traditions that give meaning to our identity, and express pride in our unique history," she stressed.

Legarda has taken several initiatives to further promote Philippine culture to Filipinos and foreign citizens alike. She has set up several cultural exhibits to showcase exceptional skills and world-class products of indigenous peoples.***

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