News and Announcements

New Feature: What’s on View

Working with feedback from people who want to know where to find exiled Philippine objects that can be viewed on the spot, the MPMC developers have added some new features to track Philippine objects on permanent display. We implemented a variable in the metadata that allows a user to pick a place/city and determine which items in the inventory are on display. We will also be creating digital exhibits to feature various places /cities or institutions that have items on permanent display that … Read More

New Additions to the Inventory - RISD, Rhode Island

Working closely with Noel Jordan Racca, a freelance writer and multi-media artist based in the Philippines, the newest addition to the project is a small but significant Philippine collection at the RISD Art Museum. Like the Frankfurt Museum, this new addition to the inventory is significant as the RISD does not have all of its Philippine objects online. We are seeking to add more information to the RISD -AMNH objects by collating the original data with the current catalog information. We also … Read More

New Additions to the Inventory - Linden-Museum in Stuttgart

Working with Dr. Georg Noack, head of the South and Southeast Asia department at the Linden-Museum, the Mapping site has been able to add 99 items from a total of 316 items in the Linden Museum's Philippine Collection. Aware of the Collection's colonial roots and "outdated, inappropriate (discriminatory) terms such as “Igorots” or “Negritos,” Dr Noack has given MPMC permission to use the data for the 99 items only as the Linden museum continues to work with the original catalog records and to … Read More

New Additions to the Inventory - Weltkulturen Museum, Frankfurt Germany

Artfully woven hat woven in multiple layers from materials like leaf fibres, rattan, cotton. Colleceted by August Möckel on Luzon in 1881/1882. Purchased from Martha Gremm in 1932. Collection: Weltkulturen Museum, Frankfurt am Main< Working with a group of research assistants, artists, and fellows from the Mapping Project's Germany cohort (i.e. Lizza May David, Jasmine Grace Wenzel, Dr. Rosa Cordillera Castillo, and Yanni R. Hernandez) along with Vanessa von Gliszczynski (curator of the … Read More

Transcribing Tagbanwa

Bamboo vessel. © Photo: Rautenstrauch-Joest Museum – Cultures of the World, Cologne CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 On October 26, 2021, MPMC, in collaboration with the RJM Museum of Cologne, met together with a group of Tagbanwa scholars and cultural originators for an online interactive workshop in interpreting Tagbanwa inscriptions on a 1906 bamboo vessel stored at the RJM Museum in Germany. The Transcription/translation workshop, moderated by Myfel Paluga, articulated three important points. A. … Read More

New Additions to the Inventory - RJM Cologne Germany

Working closely with Sonja Mohr , the RJM’s curator for Insular South East Asia, the research team at the Mapping Philippine Material Culture (MPMC) project added the inventory of RJM's Philippine collection to the database, and made it accessible to the public from the first of October 2021. Sandals. © Photo: Rautenstrauch-Joest Museum – Cultures of the World, Cologne CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 Visit the collection » With the exception of objects created after the 1950’s, and some culturally … Read More

New Additions to the Inventory - Peabody Museum at Harvard

Hook, wood, carved bat, perforated at top with separate wood peg. © President and Fellows of Harvard College, Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology,06-20-70/66829 The Peabody Museum of Archeology and Ethnology at Harvard University has generously made available it’s collection of Philippine objects. At over 3,000 objects, it represents the largest addition to date to the Mapping Philippine Material Culture site. The Peabody's extensive collection (over 8,000 ethnographic and … Read More

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