Filipinas Heritage Library |  LibraryLink |  Ayala Museum |  Himig |  Ayala Foundation

INTRODUCTION TO THE WEBSITE

Retrato is where the public can view the images in the Filipinas Heritage Library’s Photo Archive. It consists of searchable black-and-white images, in thumbnail size, depicting Philippine life through the late-19th and early-20th centuries. The images are documented according to a standard adopted by the Library.

A long-term project, Retrato has these aims:

  • To classify and document the approximately 35,000 images in the Library’s Photo Archive.
  • To digitize these images and make them accessible online, with a system for ordering and payment.
  • To expand the collection to include images from the second half of the 20th century.
Why the Project

The Filipinas Heritage Library is a resource center without walls.

Retrato is our way of bringing Philippine images, and the stories they tell, to their true home: the hearts and minds of people all over the world who are eager to know the Philippines. We particularly want the images to be a learning resource for students of Philippine history, arts, and culture.


The Retrato Project
Retrato's Roots
Classification Scheme
Technology Used




 or    and

Home | About Retrato | Contact Info | Feedback | Terms & Conditions

Copyright © 2008 Filipinas Heritage Library (A Division of Ayala Foundation, Inc.). All rights reserved.
Accessing this site signifies your agreement to the terms and conditions of Our Site Policies.
Send comments to the Retrato team using the feedback form