1598-1898: Three Hundred Years of Philippine Maps, June 26 – July 31 2012

  • In celebration of Philippine-Spanish Friendship Day, and in cooperation with the Philippine Map Collectors Society and Embassy of Spain in the Philippines, the Metropolitan Museum of Manila will display around 134 maps of the Philippines from the Spanish and early American Colonial Period. The show features maps of Petrus Kaerius, J.N. Metellus, Wytfliet, Bertius and Fr. Pedro Murillo Velarde’s 18th century Mapa de las Islas Filipinas. Exhibition will run from June 26 to July 31, 2012 @ the  Tall Galleries. Aside from the exhibition, there will be series of lectures as per schedule below:

June 30, 2012 – 10:30am

The Mapping of Philippine Provinces
Venue: Tall Gallery IV

Christian Perez
A French national and a Manila resident since 1977.
Have collected antique Philippine maps, prints and books for about 20 years.

The talk will present the history of the establishment of Philippine Provinces from the early Spanish Period to the present, and illustrate how the provinces were represented on Philippine maps.

July 07, 2012 – 10:30am

Power, Beauty and Knowledge in Philippine Antique Maps
Venue: Tall Gallery IV

Leo Garcia

Antique maps continue to delight us because they are prized works of beauty and archives of knowledge. But more than being icons of beauty and vessels of knowledge, antique maps are coveted instruments of power.

July 28, 2012 – 10:30am

Maps in Philippine Contemporary Art
Venue: Tall Gallery IV

Florentina Colayco

The lecture provides an overview of how contemporary artists have used maps in their works, and how these have helped with their own personal discoveries and awareness of their world.


~ by Martin Gaerlan on June 11, 2012.

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