Jun 13, 2019

It may have closed its museum doors for renovations, but that won’t be stopping Ayala Museum from making Philippine history more accessible.

(READ: PSA: Ayala Museum will be closed for renovations starting June 1)

Aside from its traveling exhibit (the first one is a doll collection currently located at Market Market in Taguig), the museum also launched a YouTube channel that explores “stories of the Filipino” from the museum and Filipinas Heritage Library’s (FHL) own art and ethnography collections.

(READ: Check out the Ayala Museum Doll Collection at Market Market)

This is in line with their idea of delivering to the public “fascinating bite-sized portions to be enjoyed anytime and anywhere.”

Along with today’s channel launch is the premiere of their series titled “Atin: Stories from the Collection.” Under the production of Ayala Foundation Arts and Culture Division, the first episode tackles the question “who and where is the Filipino?”

“Locating the Philippines is a simple task; locating the Filipino is not,” the voice-over-led video stated. “Even before Western influence and colonial rule, the archipelago was inhabited by different polities and was a meeting point of ancient Asian cultures and trade. Defined by diversity and transit, is it even possible to determine who the Filipino is?”

The four-minute video showed pre-colonial maps, paintings, dioramas and artefacts. It was based on the museum’s historical collection and FHL’s archival and documentary holdings.

You can check out and subscribe to Ayala Museum’s YouTube channel here.


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