Hiniling ng National Museum of the Philippines sa isang auction house na huwag isalang sa subasta ang makasaysayang bronze bust ni Juan Luna.

Sa sulat na ipinadala nito kay Salcedo Auctions chairperson Richie Lerma, pinigil ni National Museum director-general Jeremy Burns ang pagbebenta ng bronze bust dahil ito ay “important surviving artifact” sa nangyaring Battle of Manila noong 1945.

“The Bust of Juan Luna has been lost since the destruction of virtually all the collections of the then National Library and National Museum in February 1945 but the view has been held among some people that it may well have survived, given that it was made of bronze,” ani Burns.

Umaasa rin aniya ang National Museum na marekober ang naturang bronze bust ni Juan Luna.

“May we request that Salcedo Auctions put the sale of Lot 39, Bust of Juan Luna y Novicio by Mariano Benlliure, on hold, and that we discuss the matter further at the soonest opportunity. If this is indeed a case where the object is lost public property, then I am sure you agree that it must somehow be recovered by the government through appropriate and hopefully amicable means and that your support and cooperation in such an endeavor would be vital,” saad pa ni Burns.

Nakatakdang isubasta ang rebultong tanso sa Setyembre 16.

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