Browse Collections: 18

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…


43597: Backpack from the Ifugao, Banaue, Luzon. The backpack was purchased from WIliam Beyer, son of Henry O. Beyer, in 1964. 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…


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…


A Collection of Philippine Arms and Armor In the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology By Mark V. WileyExhibits of arms and armour in U.S. museums usually focus on European medieval collections, and when one is presented on Asian weapons it usually focuses on those of Japan. Even rarer are exhibits of Southeast Asian weapons, and rarer still are those of the Philippines in particular. However, some U.S. museums do have extensive collections of Southeast Asian weapons,…








Edward E. Ayer Digital Collection (Newberry Library)In 1911, Edward E. Ayer (1841-1927) donated more than 17,000 pieces on the early contacts between American Indians and Europeans. Ayer, a member of the first Board of Trustees, was the first donor of a great collection to the Newberry. Since then, the Ayer endowment fund has enabled the library to collect in excess of 130,000 volumes, over 1 million manuscript pages, 2,000 maps, 500 atlases, 11,000 photographs, and 3,500 drawings and paintings…




Vänersborg Museum, built for its purpose in 1885, is the country's oldest preserved museum environment.


The Philippine Collection of the National Museum of Ethnology in Leiden (Netherlands) (Leiden Museum Völkerkunde)by Dorus Kop JansenSince the foundation of the Asia European Museum Network (ASEMUS) in 2001, close contacts have been established between the Asian countries of origin and the keepers of their cultural heritage abroad. Cooperation has resulted in the definition of several major projects, including “Unearthing Philippine Pasts in European Museums” aiming at the prolific exchange of…


The Rijksmuseum (English: National Museum) is a Dutch national museum dedicated to arts and history in Amsterdam.





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