The National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP) unveiled the modernized Museo nina Juan at Antonio Luna at Rizal Street, Badoc, Ilocos Norte on 27 April 2016 at 11:00 a.m.
The modernized Museo nina Juan at Antonio Luna (Museum of Juan and Antonio Luna) is the reinvention of the old Luna House, the birthplace of the foremost Filipino Revolutionary Painter Juan Luna.
The popular paintings of Juan Luna and memorabilia of then General Antonio Luna are on display at the Museo nina Juan at Antonio Luna.
The Museum of Juan and Antonio Luna is a two-storey brick ancestral house of Luna where the arts and paintings of Juan Luna are in display and also offered modern facilities such as the virtual glasses for the real-life experience of General Luna on battlefield.
The design is attractive and impressive with regards to the outcome of the renovation of the museum. The museum also relates the life and career of the brothers through various displays and interactive exhibits. It has also an e-learning facility where students can access the NHCP’s online lessons on Philippine history.
Juan Luna became renowned for his excellence in painting. Many of his works, such as the Spoliarium, the Blood Compact, and the Death of Cleopatra, won awards in various expositions abroad. In 1898, he became a diplomat of the Philippines. At the request of his brother Antonio, he designed the uniforms of the Philippine army.
The NHCP is the national government agency mandated to promote Philippine history through its museums, research and publication, and preserve the nation’s historical heritage through conservation and the marking of historic sites and structures.