This free exhibit showcases fascinating photos of Old Manila in full color

Filipinas Heritage Library's FHL Now 20 starts tomorrow, August 11.


( In commemoration of History Month, the Filipinas Heritage Library presents Color in History: FHL Now 20, an exhibit of the Library's book and music artifacts that have "color" and other color names in their titles, starting August 11 on the second floor of the Ayala Museum.



It also features a selection of Filipinas Heritage Library's 35,000 black-and-white photos as colorized by Cavite-based artist Ivan Angkaw Bilugan. Also on exhibit is a list of Philippine color words compiled by scholar Felice Prudente Sta. Maria from old dictionaries. The exhibit attempts to draw out common associations that we in the Philippines have with color. 



A series of seminars and workshops will also be held throughout the month. The schedule is as follows:

  • "Colorizing Old Photographs" with Ivan Bilugan on August 15
  • "Color and Psychology" with Rose Yenko and Dido Gustilo-Villasor on August 25, 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.
  • “What Color Are You?” with Chato Lozano on August 31, 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m
  • “The Pinoy Fiesta Palette” with Oliver Roxas on August 31, 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.


Color in History: FHL Now 20 runs until September 11. Admission to the exhibit is free. The Ayala Museum is at Makati Avenue corner De La Rosa Street, Greenbelt Park, Makati City. It is open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Tuesday to Sunday).


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