via Tatler Asia, 07 February 2024: The Asian Civilisations Museum, in collaboration with the Ayala Museum, presents “Manila Galleon: From Asia to the Americas,” showcasing over 140 objects that trace the historical Pacific trade routes connecting Asia with the Americas and Europe. This exhibition highlights the cultural exchanges and global influences from the 16th to 20th centuries, featuring rare artifacts like silverware, silks, and porcelain.
Featuring over 140 exquisite objects spanning the 16th to the 20th century, this special exhibition, titled Manila Galleon: From Asia to the Americas, at the Asian Civilisations Museum (ACM) investigates how the movement of people, goods, and ideas through the Philippines and Mexico created a distinctive cultural and artistic heritage that was shared between seemingly distant regions.
Loaned from prestigious international partners, including the Ayala Museum, these rare and important objects range from precious silverware and silks to Chinese porcelain and Japanese lacquer—many of which are displayed publicly for the first time. This exhibition reflects the characteristics of the blended society and highlights the impact of port cities on global affairs.