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Arts & Culture: Ayala Museum holds an 8-Bit Tour Around the Philippines for International Museum Day

MANILA, PHILIPPINES — In celebration of International Museum Day, Ayala Museum presents an interactive live virtual tour around the Philippines in search for what makes a ‘Filipino’.

This unique experience, in partnership with Globe, takes you through multiple stops all over the archipelago, encountering indigenous and ethnographic artifacts from the Ayala Museum collection along the way that showcase the breadth of Filipino craftsmanship and creativity.


This free virtual tour of the Ayala Museum collection provides an opportunity to situate these objects in their places of origin, familiarizing the public with the various ethnolinguistic groups represented in the collection and their material culture.

Ayala Museum’s tour is held on Gather.Town, an online social platform that allows guests to interact with each other, control an avatar, and explore a 2D map – an experience reminiscent of playing classic 8-bit games during the 90s. Ayala Museum has utilized this platform to map out 100+ museum objects on the Philippine map.

You can sign-up here ( for a live and guided tour experience with an Ayala Museum staff on May 21 during the following time slots: 10AM-11AM, 1PM-2PM, 3PM-4PM, or 5PM6PM. Each time slot is limited to only 15 visitors.

But if you are not able to get a slot, don’t worry. The virtual tour space will be free to roam for the public from May 22-30, 2021, allowing anyone interested to take a tour by themselves or with friends!

The link will be open to everyone and available through Ayala Museum’s website starting May 22, Saturday. Please be informed that the platform can only accommodate 25 users at a time, so when it is full the first time, you can check again at another time.

For more information and instructions, visit or contact Ayala Museum through any of their social media platforms.

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