SM Mall of Asia, Pasay City
August 7, 2017

Philippine Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano delivers his welcome remarks during the exclusive preview of The Galeón: Manila–Acapulco Galleon Museum at SM Mall of Asia in Pasay City on August 7, 2017.

During the preview, foreign ministers place a pouch with coins in a chest or ‘time capsule’ before the distribution of The Galeón’s coffee table book that is administered by former Senate President of the Philippines and chairman of Museo de Galeón Edgardo Angara, Instituto Cervantes Executive Director Dr. Carlos Madrid, and Vibal Publishing House Inc. President Gus Vibal.

The Galeón Museum features exhibits that explore the 250-year of history of the galleon trade in its space of 8,000 square meters. It also houses the Center for Pacific Trade and Cultural Studies that caters toacademic and research initiatives on the galleon trade.

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