Serving because the repository of Cordillera’s tangible and intangible heritage, University of the Philippines-Baguio (UPB) not too long ago opened Museo Kordilyera at a formidable three-level concrete-and-glass construction on campus.
Museo Kordilyera (MK) is the primary college museum in that a part of the nation that options not solely the assorted ethnolinguistic teams in Cordillera and their materials tradition but in addition the scientific researches of its school, stated museum director and UPB professor Analyn Salvador-Amores.
Amores stated the structure of the museum adopted the sloping contour of the campus they usually needed to dig underground so the construction would match nicely with the atmosphere.
On the opening program, UPB chancellor Raymundo Rovillos stated the museum, first conceptualized within the 1980s, was a tangible expression of the college’s function as a custodian of the collective reminiscence and identification of the Cordillerans and the folks of Northern Luzon.
Rovillos stated MK served as a platform for dialogue between communities by numerous actions resembling reveals and symposiums.
The museum, a contemporary construction of concrete, glass, steel and wooden, has a everlasting assortment of ethnographic supplies from the Cordillera, momentary exhibition areas, guests’ room for orientation functions, audio-visual room, seen storage, a store and café.
Opening with the museum have been three inaugural reveals: “Batók (Tattoos): Body as Archive,” by Amores; “Jules de Raedt: Life Works, Lived Worlds,” by Victoria Lourdes C. Diaz; and “The Indigenous, In Flux: Reconfiguring the Ethnographic Photograph,” by Roland Rabang and Delfin Tolentino Jr.—CONTRIBUTED