A BTS-inspired exhibit is now open at the oldest museum in the Philippines

A BTS-inspired exhibit is now open at the oldest museum in the Philippines
Daniel Anderson
September 16, 2022
ARMY can now go “Namjooning” at an exhibit inspired by K-pop boy group BTS at the University of Santo Tomas (UST) Museum, the oldest museum in the Philippines.   
According to its website, the museum was established in 1869 to comply with a Philippine law that required “first class colleges” to have natural history museums. 
From natural history to BTS history, the Philippine museum’s latest exhibit is “UST Goes Namjooning: Capturing Moments on Campus.” The term “Namjooning” is a reference to BTS leader RM, whose birth name is Nam-joon. Back in 2019, BTS went on a summer vacation and a fan asked RM on Weverse about his plans, to which he replied, “I’m Namjooning.”
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Part of the exhibit highlights the university campus with background information about UST and photos taken by students, which is meant to emulate how RM often posts photos on his social media accounts.
The interactive exhibit also includes BTS merchandise and an area to play the same games that BTS play in their variety show “Run BTS!” The special exhibit will be open to the public from Sep. 13 to Oct. 21.
In other RM-related news, a Barnes & Noble in Connecticut has recently dedicated a display of books either read or inspired by RM for his birthday. Earlier this month, RM dropped “Sexy Nukim,” a collaboration single with South Korean music collective Balming Tiger. 
 
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