Intertwined Conversations: Transoceanic Journey of Luxury Goods

A lecture series formatted as conversations between experts—both overseas and local—with the aim of sharing their scholarship and expertise in topics that connect to the themes of the exhibition, Intertwined: Transpacific, Transcultural Philippines.

VIRTUAL TALK 2:
Intertwined Conversations: Transoceanic Journey of Luxury Goods 

  • Speakers: Dr. Elena Phipps and Sandra Castro
  • Moderator: Dr. Nina Capistrano- Baker

date_range 10 Sep 2022
access_time 9:00 AM
location_on Zoom
payment Regular - P850 Discounted* - P750 Member - P600 Senior & PWD - P600 *AGC employees, ARC members, students and teachers

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About the Facilitators

Dr. Elena Phipps

Speaker

Elena Phipps, has her PhD from Columbia University in Precolumbian Art History and Archaeology, 1989. She worked at the Metropolitan Museum of Art for 34 years as a textile conservator as well as co- curator for two major textile exhibitions: The Colonial Andes: Tapestries and Silverwork 1430-1830, in 2004 (whose catalogue was awarded the CAA Alfred Barr Jr. Award and the Mitchell Prize) and The Interwoven Globe: worldwide textile trade (2013). She has focused her professional work on the study of the history of textile materials and techniques, in cultural contexts. Her other publications include Cochineal Red: the art history of a color (MMA, 2010) and Looking at Textiles: a technical terminology (Getty Publications, 2013) and many articles. Elena teaches textile history, techniques and cultures in the Department of World Arts and Culture/Dance, University of California at Los Angeles, (UCLA) since 2011.

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Sandra Castro

Speaker

Sandra Castro is a former curator of the Intramuros Administration, the Geronimo Berenguer De los Reyes Foundation, Ayala Museum (Philippines) and the Chapman Historical Museum (New York). She has postgraduate degrees in museum studies (University of Manchester) and information science (State University of New York). Her publications include Nipis (Intramuros Administration, 1991), A Guide to the Museum of the Filipino People (National Museum of the Philippines, 2001), Art of the Cross (Ayala Museum, 2001), and Textiles in the Philippine Colonial Landscape: A Lexicon and Historical Survey (Ateneo University Press, 2018). Her most recent essays are included in Embroidered Multiples: 18th – 19th Century Philippine Costumes from the National Museum of Ethnology, The Netherlands (Ayala Foundation, 2007), Fashionable Filipinas: An Evolution of the Philippine National Dress in Photographs, 1860-1960 (Slim’s Foundation and Suyen Corporation, 2015).

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Dr. Florina H. Capistrano-Baker

Moderator

Florina H. Capistrano-Baker received a PhD, MPhil, and MA from the Department of Art History and Archaeology at Columbia University. She has received numerous grants and fellowships from Columbia University, the Asian Cultural Council, the Ford Foundation, the Japan Foundation, the American Association of University Women, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Getty Research Institute. Her recent publications include Philippine Gold: Treasures of Forgotten Kingdoms (Asia Society and Ayala Foundation, 2015).

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