Another ethnographic museum in Baguio
that showcases the rich culture and history of the Cordillerans is the Museo Kordilyera
—the three-story museum is located inside the University of the Philippines-Baguio. It was first opened to the public in January 2019 and is deemed the first ethnographic museum in the northern part of the country. The place houses collections of unique Cordillera artifacts representing its people, culture, and tradition. You can see various exhibits like paintings, wood carvings, and ethnographic photographs here. Due to the pandemic, the museum is closed, but follow its social media account to get updated!
September 2022 Update: Museo Kordilyera is temporarily closed due to renovation but conducts online workshops and webinars. Explore Museo Kordilyera’s 3D virtual space at this website: https://museokordilyera.upb.edu.ph/museo-kordilyera-3d-virtual-museum/. You may also follow them on Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/upbmuseokordilyera/,to catch their latest updates.
These are only some of Baguio’s must-visit museums. Don’t forget to list them for your next museum-hopping trip this holiday season!
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This article was initially published in Yoorekka on October 21, 2020.
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