“Cabinet of Curiosities: History from Philippine Artifacts” by Ambeth Ocampo takes readers on a captivating journey through Philippine history by exploring a diverse array of 100 artifacts. This collection of essays, inspired by Ocampo’s acclaimed newspaper series, unveils the rich tapestry of the Filipino past through tangible objects that have played significant roles in shaping the nation’s identity.
From prehistoric relics to works of art by renowned Filipino artists, Ocampo’s meticulous research and engaging storytelling bring these artifacts to life, revealing the hidden stories and cultural nuances they carry. The book goes beyond traditional historical narratives, proving that history need not be confined to the written word, as even mute artifacts can provide profound insights into the Filipino experience.
“Cabinet of Curiosities” not only celebrates the Philippines’ cultural heritage but also challenges conventional historical perspectives, making it a must-read for history enthusiasts and those curious about the country’s fascinating past.
AUTHOR: Ambeth R. Ocampo
PUBLISHER: Anvil Publishing
DATE PUBLISHED: 2023
SIZE: 6x9in inches