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Extensive collection (over 8,000 ethnographic and photographic materials) from the Philippines, primarily acquired between 1900 and 1930 by anthropologists, colonial administrators, and other collectors such as Henry Otley Beyer, John M. Garvan, William Cameron Forbes, Lewis H. Farlow, and Olov Janse.


















Cultural heritage of the Philippines in the collections of the Rautenstrauch-Joest Museum – Cultures of the World, Cologne, Germanyby Sonja Mohr* The history of the Rautenstrauch-Joest Museum – Cultures of the World [www.rautenstrauch-joest- museum.de] (RJM) begins with Wilhelm Joest (1852-1897), who compiled an extensive ethnographic collection during several journeys at the end of the nineteenth century. As the son of a wealthy sugar manufacturer, he was able to travel at an early age. His…


Sawtooth Cutting Weapon (Tagalen) The Weltkulturen Museum (Museum of World Cultures) in Frankfurt am Main, Germany hosts a collection of about 500 objects from different regions of today’s Philippines. The ethnic groups represented in those collections to name but a few are: Igorot, Moro, Tagalen, Bagobo, Mayayaos, Aëta and Ibilaos (these terms are copied over from the original records).These objects are part of the museums Southeast Asia collection, which consists of about 11.000 objects…


The Museum of the Americas (Spanish: Museo de América) in Madrid, Spain is a national museum that holds artistic, archaeological and ethnographic collections from the whole Americas, ranging from the Paleolithic period to the present day. It is owned by the Spanish State and its initial pieces came from the former collection of American archaeological and ethnographic artifacts from the National Archaeological Museum, also exhibiting a number of unrelated donations, deposits and purchases










This museum, one of the most important in Madrid, is also one of its least well-known. Located in what used to be the stately home of the 17th Marquis of Cerralbo, visitors to the museum are transported back in time to experience what life was like for an aristocratic family in late 19th-century Madrid. The classical style Palace, decorated with Neo-Baroque and Rococo elements, was designed with a dual purpose, as a home and a museum, headquarters of the works of art collected by the Marquis…



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