The Negros Museum in Bacolod City

Negros Museum photo via Facebook Page

The Negros Museum

A city is incomplete without its cultural and historical significance preserved in the form of art. These artifacts of ancient times are preserved for introducing the culture and innovative artworks of the famous artists to the next generation so that the cultural importance of the city can be refreshed in the young minds.

The Negros Museum in Bacolod City
The Negros Museum in Bacolod City

Similarly, Bacolod city is also known for its creative contemporary piece of arts and cultural artifacts preserved and exhibited in the first museum build in the Philippines known as the Negros Museum.

The Negros Museum represents the historical artworks and encourages recent story-based contemporary art innovatively created by local artisans.

The Museum's Interior
The Museum’s Interior

Establishment of the museum

Originally the Negros museum started its construction from 1987 at the Provisional Capitol Building, which was inaugurated on the 16th of March, 1996. Along with the antique ancient artifacts, the museum was filled with the recent contemporary works of local artists representing the stories describing Negros Islands and the events that occurred during their times.

The artworks present in the museum give lives to the real and fiction stories created by the innovative artisans of the city through figments of their masterpieces that they sell to the museum.

Antique items donated by locals
Antique items donated by locals

Later on, the Negros Museum was moved from the previous location to Gatuslao Street, where the museum was housed in the Agricultural building of Bacolod City.

The building itself inspired the artisans, and they focused on blending their designs with the art that already existed in the building. The pillars and other areas were redesigned to bring out the perfect artistry in the museum’s look.

Remembrance of culture    

The Negros Museum is built for a remembrance of the historical events, culture, artistry, and adroitness of the Negrenses who resided in the Negros islands in the early era.

With the advent of new technologies and modernization, historical significance and cultural organizations have started to lose their importance in the next generation’s lives.

Old Telephone
Old Telephone

The Museum was built to remind the next generation about the culture and the contemporary foundation of Bacolod City. It is a way to incorporate historical knowledge in the inhabitants through the representation of heritage and art.

Negros Museum Souvenir Shop
Negros Museum Souvenir Shop

Inspiration for the youth of Negros Island

The Negros museum was built on the foundation of objectives and aims to develop people’s knowledge and understanding of their past and present cultures. Here are some of the contributions of the Museum to the old and new generations of Negrenses:

  • It has encouraged the local artists’ artworks and appreciated their innovations and artistry representations of stories of Negro islands.
  • It has created a gateway to connect to the youth and children with the significance of the area.
  • It has been developed as a source of knowledge and inspiration from which the visitors from over the world are made aware of the Negros Islands’ culture.
Negros Museum photo via Facebook Page
Negros Museum photo via Facebook Page

The Negros Museum
Address: Gatuslao St. Bacolod City
Phone: 034 434 4764
Price: adult/child P40/20
Operating Hours: 9am-6pm Mon-Sat

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