1 1With the view of preparing potential activities for the 50th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Bangladesh and the Philippines, the Philippine Embassy yesterday visited the Bangladesh National Museum and the Ahsan Manzil Museum (popularly known as the Pink Palace).


Ambassador Alan L. Deniega and his team were welcomed by the Director General of the National Museum, Mr. Khondoker Mostafizur Rahman, and were toured at the Pink Palace by the Deputy Keeper, Md. Serajul Islam.


The Philippine Embassy discussed with museum officials the possibility of future collaborations and partnerships with their institutions, which has been done with other foreign missions in Dhaka.


The Bangladesh National Museum houses 44 galleries, a large library, three auditoriums and two exhibition halls. It focuses on the collection, preservation, research and interpretive display of historical documents, archaeological artifacts, decorative arts, ethnological materials and specimens of natural heritage of Bangladesh. 


The Ahsan Manzil used to be the official residential palace and seat of the Nawab of Dhaka, and is one of the most significant architectural monuments of Bangladesh. END.