(SPOT.ph) After some delays thanks to the typhoons that have recently hit the City of Pines, Museo Kordilyera of the University of the Philippines – Baguio was finally inaugurated on January 31. The event was attended by Chancellor Raymundo D. Rovillos, who also delivered the welcoming remarks, and University President Alfredo E. Pascual.
The 20-ton Ifugao bench called the hagabi is a donation by National Artist Benedicto Cabrera.
The ethnographic museum is part of the university's efforts to "cultivate an understanding of and respect for the identity and culture of the indigenous peoples of the Cordillera and Northern Luzon as an integral part of the evolving Filipino culture." It had a soft opening on June 23, 2016 and features exhibition spaces, a spacious museum for artifacts, and a cultural plaza. The museum is designed by Architect Aris Go and the 90 Design Studio design team.
Museo Kordilyera is at the University of the Philippines - Baguio, Gov. Pack Road, Baguio, Benguet. For more information, visit their Facebook.