USTGS-CCCPET partners with DOT for 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) partnered with the Department of Tourism Region VIII to conduct a movable heritage documentation and cataloging seminar-workshop for the local stakeholders of Carigara. The town, originally called Kangara, was the first town established in Eastern Visayas by the Spaniards. 

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

The seminar-workshop is the first step towards developing a well-curated exhibit with the end goal of creating 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. 

Regional Director Karen Tiopes, during her closing remarks, emphasized the importance of the town’s museum and its development for the benefit of the next generations of Kalgaran-ons and the role of the Department of Tourism in sustaining this history and heritage. Carigara Mayor Eduardo T. Ong, Jr. was also present during the event. 

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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