University of the Philippines Jorge B. Vargas Museum & Filipiniana Research Center
Jorge B. Vargas (1890-1980) was the country's first Executive Secretary, having served this position during the Commonwealth period.
On March 1, 1978, Mr. Jorge B. Vargas bequeathed his collection of art, stamps and coins, his library, personal papers and memorabilia to his Alma Mater, the University of the Philippines.
In 1983, the University of the Philippines laid the cornerstone for a building that would house Mr. Vargas' collection, originally displayed in a private museum located in the premises of his residence at the Kawilihan compound in Mandaluyong. The transfer of the objects to the Diliman campus began in 1986. The museum building was formally inaugurated by then President Corazon C. Aquino on February 22, 1987.
A center for Philippine art and culture, its main thrusts are research, exhibition and education.
Roxas Avenue, University of the Philippines Diliman, Quezon City 1101