museums and collections

The archipelagic nature of the Philippines, its strategic location as a crossroads in the maritime trade routes, and the large contribution of Filipino seafarers in the global seafaring industry necessitates a maritime themed museum which will serve as a repository of maritime knowledge and history. Museo Maritimo is dedicated to the Filipino seafarers and pays homage to their contribution to nation-building from the distant past to the present. On 23 March 2012, Museo Maritimo had its grand launch at the Philippine Trade and Training Center, the first maritime-themed museum in the country, that showcases its long and rich maritime history and how it has developed through centuries.

Museo Maritimo is a project envisioned and initiated by the Asian Institute of Maritime Studies (AIMS), under the keen supervision and efforts of its President, Mrs. Arlene Abuid-Paderanga, Ed. D., in collaboration with Hiniraya Cultural and Heritage Foundation and its partner organization ICOM Philippines. Museo Maritimo utilizes imaginative exhibitions and displays to illustrate what the Philippine seafaring, training, and manning history is and who its leaders are. Furthermore, it serves as a repository for valuable collections of marine art, ship models, and nautical artifacts.

Open Monday - Friday, 0900H – 1700H
(+632) 8831-2467 loc. 1104

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library and media centers

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The Asian Institute of Maritime Studies (AIMS) as a home of maritime knowledge exchange conducts quality research, conferences, seminars, and lectures. These initiatives are documented and published which aims to create materials for the continuous exchanges of ideas and practices in the maritime industry. It also conducts projects to deliver a holistic student learning experience.

academic research publications

student bulletin

conference proceedings

research manuals

research affiliations

project and initiatives

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