Monday, September 18, 2006


The Lopez Memorial Museum and the Museum Foundation of the Philippines presents the ninth in the series Stories About Preserving Cultural Heritage on October 14, 2006, 2-4pm at the Lopez Library.
The focus of that nights event is on Jose Honorato Lozano (1821-1885), the foremost visual chronicler of 19th century Philippines and his albums. (Photo above, painting of "Ygorrotes"; Below, painting of Manila leading to San Sebastian church). Among the albums are the Ayala Album, the Nyssens-Flebus album and the Broken album. There is also the Gervasio Gironella Album in the Biblioteca Nacional de Madrid. Some distinctive features of the albums include architectural and landscape details and images of the natural riches of the Philippines.

To discuss this and other issues that cropped up the course of the albums' discovery - attribution or authentication, repatriation, dividing the albums, etc. is Ms Sonia Ner, former academician, art manager, director of Ayala Museum and executive director of Asia Society Philippines who has conceptualized and edited Jose Honorato Lozano, Filipinas 1847 and co-authored Album de las Islas Filipinas which featured two of Lozano's albums.

Fee is Php50.00 for Museum Foundation members and Php100.00 for non-members.

The Lopez Memorial Museum is at the ground floor, Benpres Building, Exchange Road corner Meralco Avenue, Pasig City.

Museum days and hours are Mondays- Saturdays, 8am-5pm, except holidays.

Thanks Pupuplatter for the Lozano pictures.