Focus: Southeast Asia/Philippines
Rautenstrauch-Joest Museum , Cologne
Believing that mutual understanding, appreciation and tolerance can only be promoted in multicultural societies through a knowledge of other cultures and awareness of different concepts of life, the Rautenstrauch-Joest Museum in Cologne has, for over a hundred years,devoted itself to the dissemination of aspects of non-European history, culture and art.
As it focussed on the rich heritage of Southeast Asian culture last March 16, 2014, the museum highlighted Philippine arts and society in a program where Philnetz e.V. played an active role. With the support of Engagement Global (North Rhine-Westphalia Branch), we were able to invite Filipino organizations and artists from various parts of Germany to join us in this memorable event.