The Nayong Pilipino Foundation’s (NPF) collection of more than 3,000 artifacts documenting the Philippines’ history and culture will be showcased online through the Nayong Pilipino Foundation Virtual Museum Project.

This year, the project will consist of six digital exhibitions which will go beyond the standard flat images and short captions achieved through multimedia outputs, such as videos and three-dimensional imaging.

The first virtual exhibition of the year is entitled “Tansô”. It intends to show how brass has become
widely used in tools, weapons, ornamentation, decorations, containers, and utilitarian items in the
Philippines and how the traditions of casting and forging this metal developed highly technical
processes and have produced the most intricate pieces of work or objects.

The virtual exhibition will run from April 4 to 17 on NPF’s Instagram accounts (@AtingNayon and

NPF intends to use these online platforms to engage the public and start critical dialogues about
Philippine history while the agency looks forward to showcasing them in the proposed Cultural Park
and Creative Hub in Parañaque City.

The Cultural Park will include a museum that will house the permanent collection of artifacts from the
different indigenous peoples of Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao.

The NPF collection is diverse and varied, ranging from intricate beaded jewelry to striking weaponry
for hunting and warfare to ritualistic artifacts. It also includes musical instruments, vessels, funerary
objects, and textiles.

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