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Gold covered the native Filipinos from head to foot

Discussion in 'Culture and Food' started by JohnAsh, Oct 21, 2013.

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    "Gold covered the native Filipinos from head to foot before the Spaniards even landed on Philippine shores. The Ayala Museum in Makati City is a testament to this—a refreshing view of Philippine history through its two most prominent galleries, the Diorama Experience and the Gold of Ancestors.

    The Diorama Experience highlights 60 events that shaped Philippine history. The scenes are recreated in miniature wooden figures, stage-designed in glass boxes like a cultural barbie house. Arranged chronologically, the 60 dioramas tell the story behind the creation of the Filipino identity, from the Tabon Cave in Peñablanca, Cagayan, to the Philippine Revolution in the 19th century."


    http://travelibre.com/explore/metro-manila/ayala-museum#.UmVjHvmmgZw
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    AYALA MUSEUM

    ADDRESS Makati Ave. cor. De la Rosa St., Makati City, Metro ManilaPHONE(02) 757 7117

    WEBSITEwww.ayalamuseum.org

    HOURS
    Tue – Sun, 9am – 6pm;

    Takes 2hrs to tour.

    BUDGET
    Local Rates
    All Galleries: P225/adult; P125/student, senior;
    Without the Gold Gallery: P150/adult; P75/student, senior.

    Foreign Rates
    All Galleries: P425/adult; P300/student, senior;
    Without the Gold Gallery: P350/adult; P250/student, senior.
    Last edited: Oct 21, 2013
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    Marikina Shoe Museum

    "The Shoe Museum in Marikina City is a giant walk-in closet of shoes. The museum edifice itself is more than 200 years old; it used to be rice granary in the Spanish regime, and an artillery storage room during the Japanese occupation. It is made of adobe blocks, shaped into a white cube from the outside, and illumined with warm lights from the inside.

    Located on the ground floor, the most striking feature of the museum is the huge bulk of shoes donated by the shoe lover Imelda Marcos, First Lady to the late President Ferdinand Marcos.
    "


    http://travelibre.com/explore/metro-manila/marikina-shoe-museum#.UmVr8PmmgZw
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    SHOE MUSEUM

    ADDRESSJ.P. Rizal St., Brgy. San Roque, Marikina City, Metro Manila
    PHONE(02) 430 9735; (02) 646 2368 for guided toursWEBSITEwww.marikina.gov.ph

    HOURS
    Mon – Sun, 8am – 5pm;
    Takes 30mins to 1hr to tour.

    BUDGET
    P50/head
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    ‘The Real H.R. Ocampo’ revealed

    "“It started as a joke,” said Ramon Villegas in his opening remarks, referring to the title of the show, now on view at Ayala Museum.
    The show is actually billed as “The Real H.R. Ocampo: From the Paulino Que Collection.” It is the latest of the series “Images of Nation” that has previously featured the works of National Artists Victorio Edades, Carlos “Botong” Francisco, Vicente Manansala, Jose Joya, and now Hernando R. Ocampo.
    Ken Esguerra of Ayala Museum, clarified to this writer: “The title is a double-edged blade, but it really means revealing the essential art of H.R. Ocampo.”
    The show is, quite simply, crammed with masterpieces. The works are exhilaratingly revelatory of the depth and richness of possibilities in direction of this Filipino master which his early works in the 1950s very tantalizingly suggested."


    Seemingly some of his works are on display at the AYALA Museum...

    http://lifestyle.inquirer.net/109975/the-real-h-r-ocampo-revealed
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  7. Jim
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    Do you think we should( British)should have two different entrance prices. just like The Philppines.

    One for us & one for foreigners, just like Pinoys. Its racist ain't it
  8. JohnAsh
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    Yeah I noticed that.....double....
  9. Jim
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    Long nose tax !
  10. HaloHalo
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    It's introversion for the sake of an immediate short term gain. If they relaxed a bit more on foreigners the country would be better of for it, economically speaking. Look at London, they don't stop rich Malaysians buying £3 million apartments. In London, money is money, wherever it comes from.
  11. JohnAsh
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    Ah, but would you want that Ocampo oil painting in your house? :D

    Or if it was yours, would you put it on eBay?
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    It's too nice to be appreciated by one individual so it's in the right place, I'd just tell the museum to be fair on entrance. I wonder what the thoughts of a filipino are when they see two prices? Is it en-grained or do they see it as unfair?
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    Admittedly, you guys do know more stuff about Philippines than me! :eek:

    If there's a Life in Phil test, you will all pass it! :cheer:
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    I agree. I have had a squint through his works, online of course and I am not keen on a lot of it but I do like that one.
  15. JohnAsh
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    Not really, Mystica. But I am trying to learn more about the Philippines. Someone that my wife knows had highlighted it on her facebook.
  16. Mystica
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    Still! at the end of the day you are learning various stuff about Philippines! And I won't be surprise if you start adopting our culture! :D
  17. KeithAngel
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    KeithAngel 2063 Lifetime Member

    I cant wait for my wifes siblings to support me when im retired:like:
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    Any culture vultures or art affecionados amongst us?
  19. Markham
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    Yes but I won't patronise a museum or art gallery that discriminates according to race by charging non-Filipinos almost double for admission.
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    I wouldnt let it piss me off though. Even though I agree. Its still cheap at those prices.

    Looking at it another way, the prices for over here are stupidly colossal but it wont stop me going....

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