BAGUIO CITY,Feb. 16(PIA) - - Want to know more about the culture of the Cordilleras?

Visit the Museo Kordilyera at the University of the Philippines Baguio which opened recently.  

The first ethnographic museum in the region, the Museo Kordilyera serves as a repository of the tangible and intangible heritage of the Cordillera, UP Baguio Chancellor Dr. Raymundo Rovillos said.

Rovillos informed that the Museo Kordilyera will be utilized to become a platform for cultural bearers from the different parts of the Cordillera and other ethno linguistic groups to be known by a wider population through dialogues, symposiums, performances, and exhibitions

Three inaugural exhibits were formally opened on January 31.  These focused on the presentation of research works on the culture of tattooing the Cordillera, the traditions of the Buaya people of Kalinga based on the study conducted by Jules de Raedt in 1966, and the ethno graphic photographs depicting the indigenous communities through time.

The inaugural exhibit monographs were also launched as part of the event. These monographs were authored by Dr. Analyn Salvador-Amores, Prof. Victoria Lourdes-Diaz, and Prof. Roland Rabang and edited by Prof. Emeritus Delfin Tolentino, Jr.

Museo Kordilyera is located in a three-level architecture at UP Baguio which is said to follow a design that supports low-cost maintenance and ecological sustainability and preservation.JDP/Ma. Angela Baylon- PIA-CAR/UP Baguio Intern)