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March 20, 2024

BCPCH unveils “Woven Heritage, Tempered Identity” Exhibit on Bangsamoro Museum’s 5th Anniversary Celebration

New sets of collections of Bangsamoro Heritage Assets are now on display at the Bangsamoro Museum as the Bangsamoro Commission for the Preservation of Cultural Heritage (BCPCH-BARMM) under the leadership of Chairperson Salem Y. Lingasa, Ph.D. launches an exhibit called “Woven Heritage, Tempered Identity” during the celebration of the Museum’s 5th year milestone conducted last March 19, 2024 in the Bangsamoro Museum, SKCC Building, Bangsamoro Government Center, Cotabato City.

Featuring handwoven Indigenous Textiles of skilled Cultural Weavers and Traditional Blades used by gallant Bangsamoro Warriors who fought for the Bangsamoro land, Senior Museum Researcher Glenn Francis C. Lanticse described the exhibit as an introduction to the indigenous textiles and traditional bladed weaponry found in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao with captions containing detailed descriptions and relevance to the Bangsamoro History.

“The exhibit is able to assemble pieces that highlights the connection between two seemingly disparate objects, textiles and blades, which are not only products of a shared heritage among our Southeast Asian neighbours, but have also become important symbols of the Bangsamoro cultural heritage and identity”, He added.

Inviting audiences from all walks of life such as students, cultural workers, local historians, teachers, and BARMM employees; the exhibit facilitated by the Commission’s Museum Management Section headed by Senior Museum Researcher Lanticse aims to educate visitors about the scientific, sociological, and symbolic aspects of traditional blades and indigenous textiles, presenting them as symbols of a heritage that comprises a tempered history, identity, and faith.

Among the BCPCH Regional Office key personnel who are present during the launching are Executive Director Akmad D. Mama, Administrative and Finance Division Chief Jobayra P. Tandalong, and Coordination and Support Services Division Chief Aaron-Jeff D. Usman.

It is not yet too late for others to visit! Registration is FREE. The Bangsamoro Museum being a government museum, it is open only on weekdays (Monday to Friday). Following the current Ramadhan Office Hours, one can visit the museum from 8:00 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. only. Though walk-ins are accepted, scheduled group tours are highly encouraged by sending e-mails to the Commission’s official e-mail address: [email protected].

Visit now and you can also access the gallery exhibit containing photographs of past events in the region that makes a significant impact in our history and shaping the present as well as the unveiling of the mini cultural library filled with historical books.

These exhibits are the Commission’s initiative to reconnect to the people by establishing stronger links with the younger generations and engaging an increasingly diverse community to the journey of learning more about the Bangsamoro Identity through physical exhibits that would bring the people closer to their culture and heritage.

Officially launched on February 4, 2019, the Bangsamoro Museum serves as the repository of artifacts, art works, and documents relevant to the cultural and historical memory of the people within BARMM. The museum is responsible for the acquisition, documentation, preservation, and exhibition of artifacts, works of art and textual and iconographic records representative of the region’s unique identity and its people’s diverse cultures.

BCPCH is the primary institution in preserving the history, culture, arts, tradition, and rich cultural heritage of the Bangsamoro people across the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao. The Commission is currently under the leadership of Chairperson Salem Y. Lingasa, Ph.D..