AMBETH OCAMPO LECTURES AT AYALA MUSEUM ON : CHASTITY COVERS, PENIS IMPLEMENTS, AND THE BOXER CODEX: EXPLORING PHILIPPINE PRE-HISTORY
The complete story of the Philippines and the Filipinos remains to be written. Since it is a long and complex story that depends on written records, how do we tackle pre-history? Jose Rizal took up the challenge when he annotated Antonio de Morga?s ?Sucesos de las islas Filipinas? (1609) and published a new edition in 1890 because he believed that ?to know the destiny of a nation, one has to open the book of her past?.
Today we have clues into Philippine pre-history from archeological artifacts supplemented by our earliest written records. In an illustrated lecture Ambeth Ocampo will introduce the collections of the Ayala Museum to explore how and why our past has been re-presented in the continuing search for that elusive thing we call national identity.
Ambeth Ocampo writes a widely-read editorial page column on history for the Philippine Daily Inquirer, and teaches at the Ateneo de Manila University. He is Chairman of the National Historical Institute.
The lecture will be held on November 28 at the Ayala Museum Ground Floor Lobby. The same lecture will be delivered twice: one at 1030AM and another at 130PM. Participation in the lecture is Php200 for students and Ayala Museum members and Php300 for regular adults. The price includes admission to all galleries of the museum.
Ayala Museum is located at the corner of Makati Avenue and De la Rosa Street, Greenbelt Park, Makati City. For reservations and inquiries, please call 757-7117 to 21 local 28 or 29 or visit our website at www.ayalamuseum.org