Cultural Mapping of Ethnographic Objects: Processes, Complexities and Trajectories


Authors: Mild R. Hombrebueno, Maria Rousselle G. Jandoc (Nueva Vizcaya State University, The Philippines)
Speaker: Maria Rousselle G. Jandoc
Topic: Ethnographical Language Work
CALA 2020 General Session


Abstract

Why is it necessary to map ethnographic objects? This is one question that this study would like to investigate into. In the Philippines, there are many ethnolinguistic groups who have unique material culture that speak of their identity and yet many of these are not documented and worst, not properly preserved and conserved. This study maps the collections of the University Cultural Heritage Museum of the Nueva Vizcaya State University, where these ethnographic objects account different socio-cultural beliefs, practices and even nuances.

Cultural mapping as a research tool is necessary as it looks into the processes complexities and trajectories of these ethnographic objects where they speak rich and diverse stories of our ancestors that are worth-emulating and worth remembering by next generations. Doing cultural mapping then directs us to thematic categories of cultural identity, cultura

Keywords: Ethnographic objects, cultural mapping, museum