18th and 19th century French travel accounts of the Philippines in the Lopez Museum and Library collection.
May is National Heritage Month and as Musee du Quai Branly in Paris celebrate our heritage, history and national treasures, take a peek at the 18th and 19th century French travel accounts of the Philippines in the Lopez Museum and Library collection.
National Commission for Culture and the Arts: Since the signing of Proclamation No. 439 on August 11, 2003, declaring the month of May as National Heritage Month “in recognition of the need to create among the people a consciousness, respect, and pride for the legacies of Filipino cultural history, and love of country,” the whole country is given a chance to highlight and appreciate its cultural treasures. It is also an occasion to raise awareness on their significance.
Images from Lopez Museum and Library (left to right)
(1) M. L. A. Milet-Mureau, ed., Voyage de la Perouse Autour du Monde… (1797). La Perouse’s voyage, a well-written travel account from the eighteenth century, contains valuable scientific information, observations on local inhabitants, and a vast array of geographic and cartographic data. He visited Cavite, Manila, and Zamboanga and observed, among other things, that the locals had been conditioned to believe “that the present life is a mere passage and the goods of the world are useless.”
(2) Chretien Louis de Joseph Guignes, Voyages a Peking, Manille et l’île de France… (1808). An old China hand, Guignes served as an interpreter to the Dutch mission in Peking and spent seventeen years in Imperial China. He offered valuable insights on the Philippines and Manila in volume 3, pages 362-419.
(3) Dumont de Urville and Jules Sebastian Cesar, Voyage Pittoresque Autour du Monde… (1834-1835). Volume 2, numbers 138-139 describes the archipelago of Sulu and numbers 114-146, the archipelago of the Philippines.
Talinghaga Sa Mga Kasalukuyang Pangyayari: Felix Resurreccion Hidalgo at Francisco Balagtas.
La Derotta de Limahong ni Felix R. Hidalgo.
Mga tula mula sa Pagtatagumpay ng Bagong Marte, Ika-Sampung Kabanata, Florante at Laura ni Francisco Balagtas.
Alamin ang kabuuang tula:
Batanes Islands: Maps and History await you at Lopez Museum & Library Free Admission Today May 18, 2013 for International Museum Day
Also Be a LOPEZ MUSEUM & LIBRARY MEMBER today!
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The Lopez Museum wants you to become a card-carrying museum and library member! For a P1,500 individual annual fee, become a member of the Lopez Memorial Museum and Library and be entitled to the following benefits: a personalized membership card; free unlimited access to museum exhibitions; free unlimited usage of the library; free unlimited use of Wi-Fi; discounts on selected library services, including printing and scanning; discounts on lectures and workshop fees.
You will also receive members-only emails with advance notice of exhibitions, programs, events and special offers. What’s more, you may check out two books at a time for 10 days from the library’s lending section.
Lopez Museum executive director Cedie Lopez Vargas says the lending service is a way to allow users of the library to take home and savor books that would otherwise be too expensive to purchase. “You could also take out books for your children or for your spouse,” she suggests.
Additionally, the library is also accepting book donations for the lending service. While Filipiniana would be welcome, Vargas says prospective donors should be guided by the following questions: What books would you like to share? What do you think people would like to read about? What would you like to see?
The Lopez Museum membership offer is open to individuals who live or work in the Philippines. For more info, call Ethel Villafranca or Paolo Arago at 631-2417 or 631-2425.
Also, thanks to Yahoo! Southeast Asia’s recommendation to “Spend a day at the Lopez Museum” a hidden gem in the metropolis!
Read more: “There is an element of surprise in each gallery, as works by young artists are mixed with the museum’s own collection of older, established artists and National Artists—you’ll never know what awaits you.” http://yhoo.it/13wyrip
Take Flight with Free Admission this Saturday, May 18 as we celebrate International Museum Day at Lopez Museum & Library!
It’s halfway through National Heritage Month and take stock in the masterpieces of great Filipino Masters juxtaposed with contemporary artists in our ongoing exhibit GROUNDED.
GROUNDED: Dealing with the position of the museum as a cultural institution, the exhibition examines its relationship with different localities as it makes its way from Pasay, Pasig, and eventually to Makati. The exhibit focuses on waterscapes and features artworks from the museum’s permanent collection, along new works by invited artists Ahmed El Shaer, Khaled Hafez, Barbara Hlali, Toym Imao, Josephine Turalba, Goldie Poblador, Alma Quinto and Eric Zamuco.
Please call Tina at 6312417.
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Inang Bayan wants your Honest Votes, Votos Honrados (Free Press, 30 May 1931)
How To Vote On May 13, 2013
Resources: UP sa Halalan 2013
Download the Electoral Almanac http://pcdspo.gov.ph/pub/Election-Almanac.pdf
Mga paalala para sa Halalan 2013:http://www.gov.ph/2013/05/08/mga-paalala-ukol-sa-halalan-2013/
Reminders for the 2013 Elections
Election Infographics and Reminders
Go out and exercise your right, just as our leaders have in the past. | @govph
It’s almost time for the 2013 midterm elections, and the PML Tumblr Team would like to encourage everyone to go out and vote. Go out and exercise your right, just as our leaders have in the past.
ABOVE: Carlos P. Garcia voting in Tagbilaran, Bohol on November 14, 1961. Running for re-election, he ended up losing to his Vice President, Diosdado Macapagal.
- Some things to keep in mind for the 2013 elections.
- Learn more about the electoral history of the Philippines with the Philippine Electoral Almanac.
Apotheosis of Andres Bonifacio
Today we commemorate the 116th Death Anniversary of Gat Andres Bonifacio. He and his brother Procopio were executed in Maragondon after a trial in 1897.
Resources: Transcript of the Trial of Andres Bonifacio
In Art heroic figures are often celebrated in an allegorical manner referred to as ‘apotheosis’ which is the elevation of a dead leader (often one who was assassinated and/or martyred) to a kind of superhuman charismatic figure.