The Museo Ning Angeles-A A +A
Saturday, August 27, 2011
GETTING acquainted with events that have happened -- whether recent or ancient past -- is one step further in getting to know ourselves and from where we are coming. It is the history of our public lives that could help unify us, having discovered we have common backgrounds. It could also encourages critical dialogue about the importance of what went before, since occasions that have transpired are but markers rather than fixed timelines.
Museums are frontiers of bridging the past with our future, being institutions that are created to hold remembrances and keep in perpetuity its material and intangible attestations.
Their role in research, leisure and education is furthered by the Museo
Ning Angeles by providing experiences in sound, visuals and texts. It strives for the ideal, joining its essential role in linking long-ago with prospects for what it could become.
The Museo's vision helps residents of Angeles City meet inevitable changes and give them options of managing those transformations.
For those who have a fondness for the city, the Museo commemorates historical phases that explain what has become of the place. It does so by presenting succinctly the Angeleños’ ability to organize themselves amid the challenges of everyday life and extraordinary events brought about by raptures, catastrophes and celebrations.
This permanent exhibition, given the limited space and resources, is titled "Balikdan" and refers to looking back. It encapsulates coherently our colorful and evolving history, enabling us to arrive at our expected destination.
The sections that start with Culiat was born in 1796 and finished with
Mt. Pinatubo's Fury in 1991, define the modality of historical depiction in Angeles: phases are about births and beginnings rather than deaths and endings. These also represent the twists and turns and the ups and downs of a community. Culiat and then Angeles eventually became a city with many communities, turning into multicultural crossroads that exult and confront diversity.
The Museo ning Angeles deeply appreciates the philanthropy of Adoracion
S. Tayag and Atty. Jose H. Suarez that made the exhibition possible.
The Museo is also acknowledging further the support of the following individuals and groups: Kuliat Foundation Inc., Bale Herencia, Clark Centennial Committee 2009, Daniel H. Dizon, and J.D.N. Center for Kapampangan Studies of Holy Angel University.
See Balikdan today and understand Angeles City better.
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Published in the Sun.Star Pampanga newspaper on August 28, 2011.