Association of Southeast Asian Nations: ASEAN launches first e-exhibition on cultural heritage digital archive portal

Association of Southeast Asian Nations: ASEAN launches first e-exhibition on cultural heritage digital archive portal . “‘Forging History’ brings focus to the roles of metals in transforming the ASEAN region’s history and cultures. It features 22 digitised cultural heritage treasures selected by guest curator Girard Phillip E. Bonotan with support from museums and archival institutions of the ASEAN Member States. Highlights of the e-exhibition include Buddhist manuscript cabinets from Thailand, golden crowns from Indonesia, and modern metal artworks created by Malaysian artists, among others.” You can get an overview of ASEAN and its member nations here.

The Manila Times: Benilde prof creates online museum for fallen pandemic heroes

The Manila Times: Benilde prof creates online museum for fallen pandemic heroes. “FALLEN heroes of the Covid-19 pandemic are at the center of an online animated museum that is part of the De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde Center for Campus Art’s ongoing digital art exhibition. ‘Hall of Heroes’ is Benjamin Marasigan Jr.’s contribution to the online art exhibit ‘To Differ, Digitally 2: Love and Dissent in the Time of Pandemic.’ The CCA led by Architect Gerry Torres and the New Media Cluster headed by Associate Dean Maria Sharon Mapa Arriola called on faculty members for ‘works in digital media that will venture to engage with and generate new content from its audiences online.’”

Inquirer (Philippines): Internet archive of ‘subversive’ publications launched

Inquirer (Philippines): Internet archive of ‘subversive’ publications launched. “An ‘alliance,’ as they call themselves, of teachers, researchers, and other professionals in the education sector has launched a website archiving progressive publications and documents deemed ‘subversive’ by the military as it conducts an ongoing purge in various school libraries nationwide.”

Manila Times: The National Museum of the Philippines launches its new website

Manila Times: The National Museum of the Philippines launches its new website. “The new website hopes to strengthen the relationship of the museum with its communities, especially those who have limited access to our facilities brought about by closure due to health protocols or physical limitations. We intend it to be a reliable online information resource site that can serve the needs and interest of fellow government employees, and its varied audiences, locally, nationally, and globally. Some of its salient features are views to exhibitions in video format or 360 virtual tours, highlights to collections in our care, news and events, job opportunities in our museum and downloadable forms.”

Manila Bulletin: For its 134th anniversary, National Library pivots with a digital library initiative

Manila Bulletin: For its 134th anniversary, National Library pivots with a digital library initiative. “Among the key plans of the NLP is to continue the enhancement of its building and at the same time procure necessary equipment which would be vital in the development of its online facilities, among others, as part of its vision to focus on enhancing services and facilities contributing to the social and cultural development of Filipino society.”

GMA Online: New website introduces past, present Filipino Olympians

GMA Online: New website introduces past, present Filipino Olympians. “The Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) and the Philippine Olympians Association (POA) joined forces to set in motion a website that aims to tell stories of past and present Filipino athletes that competed in the Olympics. Titled ‘The Living Archive of Olympians PH,’ the website specifies the year when an Olympian competed in the quadrennial meet, including the Winter, Summer, and Youth Olympics.” The version I explored was in English, translation unnecessary.

DigiPhiLit: A digital project for Philippine literature (Manila Times)

New-to-me, from Manila Times: DigiPhiLit: A digital project for Philippine literature. “TWO weeks ago, I wrote an article where I highlighted the importance of preserving sources, documents, books and old imprints. The existence of these should not be taken for granted, as in a nation such as the Philippines, which is prone to floods, typhoons, earthquakes and fires, these are exposed to irremediable loss. … Largely unnoticed is a praiseworthy initiative named DigiPhiLit.”

BusinessWorld: New website to focus on the culture of Negros

BusinessWorld: New website to focus on the culture of Negros. The island. Not anything else you might be thinking about. “WHEN one thinks of the island of Negros, one thinks of its role in the sugar trade and the fortunes that it created. Those fortunes came to polish some of the nation’s most illustrious last names: these include figures in politics, showbiz, business, and the arts. The Angelica Berrie Foundation is launching the Negros Season of Culture Website, addressing the region’s cultural assets which can be seen in its cuisine, art, textile, architecture, and literature.”

NME: The OPM Archive Foundation unveils online archive of digitised Filipino music artifacts

NME: The OPM Archive Foundation unveils online archive of digitised Filipino music artifacts. “The OPM Archive Foundation has unveiled an online archive collecting digitised artifacts of Filipino music, now open for virtual viewing. Earlier this week (August 26), the OPM Archive Foundation announced the digital archive, now open for online viewing and for donations of memorabilia.”

GMA News Online: American man collects thousands of antique photos that captured the beauty of old Manila

New-to-me, from GMA News Online: American man collects thousands of antique photos that captured the beauty of old Manila. “A 76-year old American citizen loves the Philippines so much, he has a collection of antique photos that show what the country had been like over the years. Many of the photos immortalized the beauty of old Manila. In an episode of iJuander, John Tewll shared that he has over 12,000 photos in his collection.”

CDN: Digital Cebuano, NCCA project goes online

CDN: Digital Cebuano, NCCA project goes online. “The project continues an earlier project with the NCCA [National Commission for Culture and the Arts] – the Shared Future project – which was completed in 2017. For this recent addition, the materials freshly digitized are the Nueva Fuerza newspapers and some more years of the Bag-ong Kusog newspapers, both high-traffic early twentieth century periodicals for local and foreign researchers. The project covers eight years (8) years of Nueva Fuerza and four (4) years of Bag-ong Kusog.” Cebuano is a language spoken by over 10 million people in the Philippines. See this article in Britannica. Some people argue that Cebuano is not a separate language at all but is a dialect of Bisaya.

Inquirer: SOAS University of London launches ‘Digital Filipinana’ collection

Inquirer: SOAS University of London launches ‘Digital Filipinana’ collection. “SOAS University of London (the School of Oriental and African Studies) has created ‘Digital Filipiniana’, an open-access collection of digitized Philippine texts and materials. Dr. Cristina Martinez-Juan, senior teaching fellow and researcher in the South East Asia Section of the School of Languages, Cultures and Linguistics, initiated the project, which was resulted from an effort to advance Philippine studies in the UK.”