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October 28 (Friday), 3:00 PM onwards
November 1 (Tuesday)
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FHL and Carl Jung Circle Center present COLOR CODED WORKSHOPS
How does color express the unconscious? What energies do color symbolize? What is basic color theory, and how does this apply to Philippine fiestas?
Learn more about color, psychology, and culture in this series of lecture-workshops with the Carl Jung Circle Center at the Ayala Museum, held in conjunction with the COLOR IN HISTORY: FHL Now 20 exhibition.
Library Celebrates 20 Years with Flying Colors
Andres Bonifacio and the Katipuneros declared themselves and the country free from foreign rule on August 23, 1896 (officially). One hundred years later to the day, a small Filipiniana library opened in Makati City.
Since its inauguration in 1996, Filipinas Heritage Library has become a leading repository of valuable Philippine artifacts ranging from 17th century books and manuscripts to 20th century popular songs. In its 20 years as an institution, FHL has done more than repairing moth-eaten paper or indexing serials. The library has ventured into the digitization of its photographic and rare book collections and, recently, guerrilla papers from the Visayas and the sung epics of the Kalinga and Manobo.
Secret Lives of Books: Karl Castro, Book Designer -- A Panoramic View
Did you miss the recent exhibit on book design at the Ayala Museum presented by Filipinas Heritage Library? There's nothing like reading the insights and browsing the library books in the actual exhibit, but in the meantime, you can check out this 360-degree view of the main exhibit area, brought to you by Mr Erwin Gabia. So cool!
Brigadier-General Francisco H. Licuanan, Jr. Collection
Dissemination of the Brigadier-General Francisco H. Licuanan, Jr. Collection
Digitized WWII Records from the Philippine Collection of the
US National Archives and Records Administration
by Ms. Marie Vallejo
May 12 (Thu), 3PM
3F Ayala Museum, Makati City
The Brigadier-General Francisco H. Licuanan, Jr. Collection is the digital output of the surviving records of Filipino soldiers and guerillas during World War II. These records were retrieved from the Philippine Collection of the US National Archives and Records Administration in Maryland, USA.
The Rodallie S. Mosende Story: A Photography Exhibit by Rick Rocamora
Exhibition duration: April 28 to May 11 | Free Admission
2F Ayala Museum, Makati City
ABOUT THE EXHIBITION
“Dito po sa amin sa Quiapo, halos lahat ng kabataan dito, mga naliligaw ng landas. Ayaw ko po matulad sa kanila, gusto ko po maiba. Na-appreciate ko po na napakahirap ng dinaranas namin, kaya gusto ko po makatapos ng pag-aaral.” (In our community here in Quiapo, nearly all young people have lost their way. I don’t want to be like them. I want to be different. I know that we have a hard life, which is why my goal is to get an education.)
– Rodallie S. Mosende
Karl Castro Unveils Secret Lives of Books at Ayala Museum
Karl Castro (Photo by Jar Concengco)
Three-time National Book Award winner Karl Castro first designed a book when he was a freshman at University of the Philippines Diliman. The book was a marvelous collection of poetry by Marie La Viña, Karl’s schoolmate at the Philippine High School for the Arts in Los Baños, where he had been given an Artistic Excellence gold medal for Visual Arts upon graduating the previous year.
Twelve years and many books later, Filipinas Heritage Library (FHL) is presenting Secret Lives of Books, Karl’s first solo exhibition of book designs, this May at Ayala Museum. For what better way to kickstart FHL’s Printed Word education program for 2016, when the library also turns 20, than turning to books and finding out how they begin and remain—if they do stand the test of time? Since its inauguration in 1996, FHL has ventured into the digitization of its collection, as well as the development of online databases and exhibits. Like a large part of the world, it has been treading the digital path.
“Books exercise a huge influence on my art,” says Karl, who has designed books by stellar authors such as Ricky Lee, Rolando Tolentino, and Floy Quintos. “I never aspired to be a book designer, but looking back, it was a natural progression. I love reading, I love art and design; it’s not surprising that I found myself in a job that requires me to wrangle with words, images, and meaning.” As a Film major in UP, he had also served as Layout Artist, Managing Editor, and Editor-in-Chief of the Philippine Collegian.
FHL shares digitization practices at conference for Libraries, Archives, and Museums (LAMs)
The Filipinas Heritage Library (FHL) participated in the 5th Advancing Libraries, Archives, and Museums (ALAM) seminar-workshop with the theme “Honoring the Past, Honing the Future,” organized by the University of the Philippines Library Science Alumni Association (UP LSAA). This year’s ALAM was held last April 13-15, 2016 at The Bayleaf Intramuros, Manila.
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