AMNH – Philippines

One thing I was especially interested in seeing at the AMNH was if they had a display for the Philippines in the Culture Halls, and how accurate and up-to-date that would be. I didn’t find it in the Stout Hall of Asian Peoples, where I would have expected it, but rather in the Margaret Mead Hall of Pacific Peoples, near Indonesia.

The display is a bit small, and looks like it hasn’t been updated any time recently. Mostly a smattering of artifacts, crafts, and old photos. As with most of these amusingly archaic Culture Halls, the general impression depicted is that the Philippines is a land of exotic tribal savages. Photos of the exhibit:

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