Spain_Pacifico20131030The National Museum of the Philippines will host the exhibition Pacífico, beginning today. Spain and the Adventure of the South Sea is organized jointly by the Spanish Ministry for Education, Culture and Sport through the General Archive of the Indias in Seville, Acción Cultural Española (AC/E), the Embassy of Spain in the Philippines and Instituto Cervantes de Manila to commemorate Vasco Núñez de Balboa’s sighting of the Ocean in 1513.

The exhibition, curated by Antonio Fernández Torres and Antonio Sánchez de Mora, will be on view until January 30 2014, and focuses on the discovery and exploration of the Pacific Ocean. One hundred facsimile copies of documents from the Spanish State archives, scenographies and audiovisual presentations make up this exhibition which, divided in to six sections, invites visitors to take an extraordinary journey through the transformation of this ocean, unknown to humankind, into a communication link for the people.

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