THE United States is supporting the rehabilitation of the Baguio City Museum through a grant worth P6.5 million.
“Through the State Department’s Ambassador’s Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP), we are working together to build the Museum’s capacity to care for its wonderful collection of artifacts and cultural objects from the seven major tribes of the Cordilleras. These are incredible pieces of Philippine history, and we share your dedication to maintaining the collection for future generations,” U.S. Ambassador to the Philippines MaryKay Carlson said.
The AFCP money will be used to expand the museum’s capability to conserve its ethnographic and cultural collections.
The US is also funding the installation of climate control and monitoring equipment, the organization of exhibits, and staff training on preventive conservation, collection management, and curatorship.
“The Baguio Museum, being taken care of by Stella de Guia and her team, showcases our ancestors, rich history, struggles, and traditional items. The long overdue renovation provides a better place for residents and tourists alike to learn about our people and how Baguio came to be,” Baguio City Mayor Benjamin Magalong said.