Welcome to 10,000 Kwentos!

6 Posted by - September 25, 2013 - Uncategorized

Thanks for visiting our new site!

We are very excited to have more Filipinos, Fil-Ams and anyone interested in Filipino culture participate in this community project in turning the 10,000 artifacts — yes, ten THOUSAND! – in storage at the Field Museum into a heritage resource for our community.

To read more about the project, visit the About page.

What you can do?

Please view all the photos and comment on them, especially if you have knowledge of what that artifact is, where you have seen it, what it is made of, what does its design or colors mean, or any context to better understand the story of the artifact. Comments are moderated and open to anyone.

We welcome your stories, comments, questions and feedback.

Thanks so much for helping ’10,000 stories come to life’.


  • Jose Garcellano March 19, 2014 - 4:57 pm Reply

    No such thing as kwentos. This would have been: “Sampung Libong Kwento”.

  • Dr. Jesus T.. Peralta March 21, 2014 - 12:37 am Reply


    I am anthropologist/archaeologist retired in 1997 from the National Museum of the Philippines as Deputy Director after after more than 45 years. I was head of the Anthropology/Archaeology Division formerly, too. I am presently Consultant at the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA.) I am knowledgeable about ethnographic items – and probably the most experienced in this field being the last in my generation in this field of expertise.

    I can be of assistance to you in identifying the artifacts you have published, which is also of interest to our institutions here in the Philippines.

    If you will email me with good photographs of the items, I shall be happy to be of assistance

    Dr. Peralta

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