USTGS-CCCPET partners with DOT 8 for the Carigara Museum Movable Heritage Documentation and Cataloguing Workshop

The University of Santo Tomas Graduate School Center for Conservation of Cultural Property and Environment in the Tropics (USTGS-CCCPET) partners with the Department of Tourism Region VIII for the conduct of a Movable Heritage Documentation and Cataloguing Seminar-Workshop for the local stakeholders of Carigara town. Carigara, originally called Kangara, was the first town established in Eastern Visayas by the Spaniards. 

The seminar-workshop is a first step towards developing a well-curated exhibit and, eventually, an established town museum showcasing the town’s history and heritage. 

Mayor Edgardo T. Ong’s presence graced the seminar workshop by welcoming the facilitators and participants of the seminar workshop. 

The seminar-workshop is facilitated by USTGS-CCCPET and headed by its Director, Assoc. Prof. Eric B. Zerrudo, Ms. Beverly Bautista, Support Staff of USTGS-CCCPET, Ar. John Carlo Sayco, Assistant Director of UST Museum, and Mr. Raphael Emmanuelle Kalaw, Faculty Secretary of UST College of Fine Arts and Design. Apart from lectures given to prime the participants on movable heritage documentation, the Center also developed a movable inventory form and movable heritage documentation template specifically for the Carigara Museum.

Regional Director Karen Tiopes emphasized during her closing remarks the importance of the town’s museum and its development for the enjoyment of the next generations of Kalgaran-ons and the role of the Department of Tourism in sustaining this history and heritage.

The seminar-workshop is part of the Local Government of Carigara’s program that aims to develop a conservation management plan for the Carigara Old Municipal Building, cultural heritage mapping of the town, and town museum development project.

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