Galleon Museum to Bring Trade Heritage to Life
Museo del Galeon, Inc. is bringing to life the country’s trade heritage with the Manila-Acapulco Galleon Museum at the Mall of Asia Complex in Pasay City.
Set to be launched in the third quarter of 2016, the dome-shaped museum’s main feature is a replica of the Galleon ships used for trade. Ushered by SM Lifestyle Entertainment, Inc. (SMLEI), the entertainment solutions company of SM Prime Holdings, the Manila-Acapulco Galleon Museum aims to give visitors a detailed history of the 250-year old global trade route where the Philippines and Mexico played major roles. The museum will highlight the galleon trade’s impact on today’s commerce, banking, travel, and cultural exchange. The dome will showcase the actual process of building a galleon, while exhibiting relics such as porcelain, gold, and other goods that were traded in the Spanish era.
“The new museum will be a game changer as we see this significantly contributing to education and tourism. We are very excited to take part in bringing back to life this importance piece of our trade heritage and history,” Edgar Tejerero, President at SMLEI said.
The Galleon Museum is part of the ongoing redevelopment of the SM Mall of Asia that will expand its floor space from the current 406,962 square meters to a gross floor area of around 700,000 sqm. Upon completion in 2017, SM Mall of Asia will regain its status of being the largest mall in the Philippines, a status currently enjoyed by SM North EDSA which has a GFA of 497,912 sqm.
Museo del Galeón Inc is a non-stock non-profit corporation tasked to preserve historical artifacts pertaining to the galleon trade.
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Published in SM Investments on March 15, 2016