Visiting museums is an enriching activity because it makes you smarter and more creative. It is also an alternative way of learning because of the installations, preserved masterpieces and artifacts that may give you information and deep connection to the city you are visiting. Baguio City is a city that offers more than just scenery; it has a lot of stories to tell that are evident in cultural galleries and museums. In 2018, the city was hailed as one of UNESCO’s cultural cities; and since then, events are regularly held to promote all types of arts including the soft- launching of the Cordillera Gallery in Baguio City Museum.
The project was under the US Embassy 2017 Ambassador’s Fund for Cultural Preservation. Now, you can see more artifacts from the different provinces of Cordillera Region where Baguio City is located. The artifacts display a nice touch of Cordillera fashion pieces and carved wooden statues that symbolize the tribes’ respect and honor to those who have passed on life. It’s an interesting place to continue learning English as it gives you more chances to interact with people. At Baguio Museum, you can have a healthy educational discussion with people who are knowledgeable about the history of Baguio City and its nearby towns. The soft opening was attended by US Ambassador Kim Sung. If you are in UNESCO’s Creative City- learn as much as you can and participate in community events that showcase local arts and talents.
Artifacts from the 6 provinces of Cordillera. Baguio is located within the province of Benguet.
A peace treaty (Bodong), used in Kalinga province by the Kalinga people.
Bodong is a peace pact between two tribes wherein they agree to become allies.
Painted by Angelo Aurelio