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Announcing 'Philippine Gold: Treasures of Forgotten Kingdoms'

Watch a special preview of the upcoming Asia Society season celebrating the exhibition 'Philippine Gold: Treasures of Forgotten Kingdoms.' more
Large ear ornaments with stylized fruit and bud motif. Butuan, Agusan del Norte province. Gold. 3 3/16 x 3 9/16 in. (8.1 x 9.1 cm); 3 3/8 x 2 5/8 in. (8.5 x 6.6 cm). Ayala Museum, 77.5022ab. Photography by Neal Oshima, image courtesy of Ayala Museum

Encounters with Early Asian Gold

Discover the complex history behind the exquisite objects in the exhibition "Philippine Gold." more
Indian Muslim devotees offer Friday prayers at the Vasi Ullah mosque on the first Friday of Ramadan in Allahabad on June 19, 2015. (Sanjay Kanojia/AFP/Getty Images)

Weekly Rewind: Japan's 'Kodokushi' Phenomenon, Street Art in Mongolia, and an Upgraded Pyongyang Airport

Our latest Weekly Rewind, featuring some of the best Asia-related content you may have missed from the past seven days. more

Asia 21: Quintin Pastrana

Asia 21 Young Leader Quintin Pastrana, Founding and Managing director of Library Renewal Partnership, discusses the importance of the Asia 21 network and his work in the Philippines. more

APEC 2015: Connecting, Collaborating, Community

The dialogue will cover the basics of APEC 2015 through speakers from both the public and private sector, and tie the four APEC 2015 priorities to the Philippine context. more
The Philippine Madrigal Singers (MADz) is composed of students, faculty and alumni from different colleges of the University of the Philippines (UP)

Asia Society Hong Kong Center Welcomes Singer Group from the Philippines

Philippine Madrigal Singers (MADz) performs a wide repertoire of styles and forms more
Caste cord. Ca. 10th–13th century. Gold. 59 1/16 in. (150 cm). Ayala Museum, 81.5186. Photography by Neal Oshima, image courtesy of Ayala Museum.

Re-collecting a Forgotten Past: Traces of Hindu-Buddhist Art in the Precolonial Philippines

An introduction to the extraordinary objects in the exhibition Philippine Gold and the complex, rich societies of the pre-colonial Philippines which produced them. more

Philippine Gold

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Asia Society Museum presents an exhibition of spectacular works of gold — including exquisite regalia, jewelry, functional and ritualistic objects, ceremonial weapons, and funerary masks — from collections in the Philippines and supplemented with objects from the United States.

Philippine Gold: Treasures of Forgotten Kingdoms, on view in New York from September 11, 2015, through January 3, 2016, showcases recently excavated objects that highlight the prosperity and achievements of the little-known Philippine kingdoms that flourished long before the Spanish discovered the region and colonized it.

The exhibition, which comprises approximately 120 objects from the tenth through thirteenth century, demonstrates sophisticated gold-working techniques developed during this period. The vast majority of works in the exhibition are on loan from the Ayala Museum and the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas Gold Collection and have never been shown outside of the Philippines.

The exhibition is accompanied by a season of programming that highlights the richness and diversity of Philippine culture and current affairs, and explores its cuisine, performing arts, film, design, literature, and more.

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Asia Society is pleased to present 'Philippine Gold,' a series of programs organized in conjunction with the dazzling Asia Society Museum exhibition 'Philippine Gold: Treasures of Forgotten Kingdoms.'
Philippine Gold
Kinnari. Surigao, ca. 10th–13th century. Gold.  H. 4 ¾ x W. 2 15/16 in. (12 x 7.5 cm). Ayala Museum Collection, Cat. No. 81.5189.

Asia Society Museum to Present Exhibition of Dazzling Early Gold From the Philippines

Philippine Gold: Treasures of Forgotten Kingdoms will be on view in New York from September 10, 2015 through January 3, 2016. more

MADz at Asia Society

MADz will perform a wide repertoire of styles and forms in a special mini-concert at Asia Society Hong Kong Center. more