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The Mind Museum opens in the Philippines

The not-for-profit Bonifacio Art Foundation (BAF) has unveiled the new Mind Museum in Taguig, a city which is located in the Metro Manila region of the Philippines.

BAF has led the project to establish the country's "first world-class science museum", with design work undertaken by Ed Calma of Makati City-based Lor Calma and Partners.

The 7,600sq m (81,806sq ft) building, which contains five galleries across two levels, features a futuristic and organic design inspired by cell growth and molecular structures.

Interior exhibition areas span 3,560sq m (38,320sq ft), with the five galleries comprising The Story of the Earth; The Story of the Universe; The Story of Life; The Story of the Atom; and The Story of Technology.

More than 250 "hands-on" and "minds-on" experiences have been installed at the Mind Museum. Jack Rouse Associates acted as exhibition masterplanner and exhibit designer.

Other groups involved with the project include Singapore Science Centre (planning consultant) and Cobalt Engineering. The National Geographic Channel has signed a partnership allowing "complete access" to its digital media library used in exhibits.

Details: www.themindmuseum.org

Image: The Hall of Philippine Science at the Mind Museum

The not-for-profit Bonifacio Art Foundation (BAF) has unveiled the new Mind Museum in Taguig, a city which is located in the Metro Manila region of the Philippines. BAF has led the project to establish the country's "first world-class science museum", with design work undertaken by Ed Calma of Makati City-based Lor Calma and Partners. The 7,600sq m (81,806sq ft) building, which contains five galleries across two levels, features a futuristic
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