This year the Zero-In Museum Consortium launches Making Museums Work: A Zero in Handbook. In line with its efforts to promote museum culture, and to create better equipped and better informed museum institutions, this book one of the pioneering efforts of the Zero In Museum Consortium and the Museum Foundation of the Philippines to reach out to museum colleagues by providing a practical guide that engages common concerns and shared challenges in the different aspects of museum work.

Making Museums Work: A Zero In Handbook is a comprehensive resource for running sustainable museums within the context of the contemporary space, and geared towards addressing the needs of the ever-evolving museum-going public. This specialized collection of essays are written by expert museum professionals in the field who draw from practical and academic knowledge in their specialized fields. Among them, they have decades of  combined professional experience. Apart from the specialized essays, the book is also able to utilize key points learned during the Zero In workshops where participants shared their museum experiences, frustrations, challenges, and successes.

This book would not have been made possible without the generous support of its co-publishers the Museum Foundation of the Philippines, Inc. and the Vibal Foundation.

The book will be available for purchase in all Zero-In Institutions.

Directory of Zero-In Museums

Lopez Museum Office

11/F Tower 3, Rockwell Business Center

Ortigas Ave., Pasig City


Ateneo Art Gallery
Areté, Ateneo de Manila University, University Rd,
Lungsod Quezon, Kalakhang Maynila
426-6001 loc. 5392
Ayala Museum
Avenue corner De La Rosa Street,
Greenbelt Park, Makati

Museo Pambata
Roxas Blvd, Ermita, Manila, 1000 Metro Manila
Bahay Tsinoy
32 Anda St, Intramuros
Manila, Metro Manila

About the Zero-In Consortium

Zero-In currently comprised of five institutions, namely the Lopez Museum and Library, Ateneo Art Gallery, Bahay Tsinoy, and Museo Pambata. Together, these institutions created a plethora of multi-sited exhibitions and public programs between the involved institutions furthering specific themes each year. In its later iterations (2013-2015), its efforts were geared towards creating conferences and workshops that guided other museums into creating sustainable and engaging exhibitions and programs.

The Zero-In Museum Consortium began as an effort to create greater awareness and a more in-depth appreciation for art and culture in the country. As a collaborative scheme, it was meant to build up funding and patronage for art and exhibitions.