Client: Ayala Museum
Creative Direction and Execution: Citrus Video Productions
The book “Philippine Ancestral Gold” situates more than 1,000 gold objects recovered in the Philippines from the 1960s to 1981 within the context of early Southeast Asia. Many of these treasures were found in association with tenth-to-twelfth century Chinese export ceramics. Formal similarities with objects from other Southeast Asian cultures affirm regional affinities and inter-island trade networks that flourished in the region before regular contact with the Western world.
“Philippine Ancestral Gold” is edited and authored by Florina Capistrano-Baker, former Ayala Museum director, co-written by John Miksic and John Guy, curator of South and Southeast Asian Art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. The book also features images by photographer Neal Oshima.
Ayala Museum, located at the heart of the Makati Central Business District, Philippines, is a breathing space amidst the hustle and bustle of Metropolitan Manila. Whenever visiting the country, the museum is surely one of the best places to lose yourself in amazing contemporary art and uplift your spirit through the Philippines’ inspiring history.