UP Vargas Museum

Jorge B. Vargas: A Collecting Life (Isang Buhay ng Pagtipon)

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Jorge Vargas was fascinated with objects. His passion for collecting was stirred and sustained by a keen interest in fragments of Philippine culture as a heritage of a national collective. This notion of Filipiniana is a central impulse in knowing and cherishing the social life of the nation and the processes of its formation. This exhibition presents three intersecting themes in Vargas’s practices of collecting, revolving around the disposition of the person towards things that has shaped a collection: Kawilihan (Fascination), Kasaysayan (History), and Kasanayan (Discipline).

The new permanent collection can be viewed at the Library and Archives Room on the 3rd Floor starting August 5, 2015.


About Jorge B. Vargas Museum

It aims to preserve its collection donated by Jorge B. Vargas and conducts research, exhibitions, publications, and educational programs. The Vargas Museum and Filipiniana Research Center houses a museum, archives, and library devoted to the Philippine history, art, and culture from the late 19th century until the post-war era. Its main beneficiaries are students, faculty, researchers and scholars of the Philippines and Asia.



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