Text and photos by Erka Capili Inciong, BW Graphic Artist
MUSEO KORDILYERA, which opened on Jan. 31, is an addition to the must-visit sites in Baguio City.
Located within the University of the Philippines-Baguio (UPB), the minimalist design of the building is in itself quite an attraction.
Inside, the Museo Kordilyera–UPB Ethnographic Museum is a place where the visitor gets an understanding of a facet of Filipino culture which is still evolving, and comes to a deeper realization that there’s more to learn about our past in order to move forward. The museum’s goal is to help make people understand and respect the diverse culture and identity of the indigenous peoples of the Cordillera and Northern Luzon.
Of the museum’s three floors, only the reception level is above the ground. According to the UP Baguio Web site, the museum houses exhibition spaces for both its permanent collection and temporary exhibits, a visitor’s room, an audio-visual room, and a museum shop and café.