National Museum Bohol is now open
Tagbilaran City, Bohol – During the Bohol Day, the National Museum Bohol opens its doors to the public.
After the 7.2 magnitude earthquake in 2013, the 1860 Provincial Capitol Building will now be open to the public as the National Museum Bohol. The highlight of the launch event will be the exhibits Pagbanhaw and Pagpauli.
Housed in an old City Library, the Tagbilaran Branch Museum presents the results of the archaeological excavation and exploration of the sites in Anda Peninsula. The archaeological data gives insights to the prehistory of the island of Bohol.
Pagpauli is made in partnership with the Abueva family, in dedication to the memory of the great Boholano artist Napoleon Abueva. The exhibit features 26 significant works from his personal collection from Duero and Quezon City.
It is also the first major exhibition in his home province: Bohol. The show will focus on how Bohol shaped his artistry and values to become the “Father of Modern Philippine Sculpture” and eventually the youngest awardee of the prestigious National Artist award. He is also the first artist to be awarded from Bohol.
Meanwhile, Pagbanhaw presents an accurate and comprehensive documentation on the protection, conservation, and preservation of significant tangible movable and immovable cultural properties of Bohol and Eastern Samar after the devastating 2013 earthquake and the subsequent calamities that hit the Visayas Region.
It also highlights the immediate methods, actions, and procedures that the government has taken to ensure that the cultural properties, which are now called the National Cultural Treasures and Important Cultural Properties, are preserved.
This exhibit may also serve as an inspiration in the preparation of the National Recovery Framework. The National Recovery Framework will help strengthen the government’s disaster recovery program for cultural heritage.
The Outstanding Boholanos Around the World (TOBAW) awardees of the Tigum Bol-anon Tibuok Kalibutan will be featured in one of the galleries. In addition to this, the Philippine Postal Corporation (Philpost) will release the Mga Selyong Pamana at the Governor’s Gallery which features the newest stamps of the 20 Philippine Heritage Churches, with Bohol’s Dauis Church as the latest addition.
The National Museum’s goal is not only to be a museum as a cultural center but also as an educational and scientific institution too.
The Museum will be open from Tuesdays to Sundays, from 8 in the morning until 5 in the afternoon. To get more information, you may contact its information officer, Ms. Emmylou Palacio-Noel though phone at (038) 501-0488, 0927-6002456 or 0908-4713090 or via email at [email protected]
How to get there
AirAsia offers daily flights from Manila to Tagbilaran City in Bohol.
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