In celebration of the national Heritage Month, the Museo ng Muntinlupa will host a series of activities that will gather the community and visitors to experience the city’s heritage and culture.
Every Friday of the month of May, Muntinlupa residents and visitors can enjoy cultural performances from homegrown talents Yaman ng Kalinangan Dance Company, Himig Muntinlupa, and many more in the museum lobby. The program is in partnership with the Tourism, Culture and Arts Department of Muntinlupa.
In coordination with the Muntinlupa City Public Library, a Pop-up Library will be installed inside the museum showcasing heritage books. The public is also encouraged to donate books in the reading space installation. Storytelling activities also await visiting kids and “kids-at-heart.”
Local artists are also invited in an Urban Sketchwalk activity on May 4. Authors of “Sketchy People in Transit” will be giving a free workshop in the Interactive Gallery of the museum. Interested participants shall donate at least 2 books (2013 and up, no textbooks) to be able to join. The event is for 16yrs old and up.
Museo ng Muntinlupa is also launching the Director’s Cut featuring Filipino films in its state-of-the-art Theater located at the Fifth Floor. Further, a Baybayin Workshop will be hosted in the museum this month. Adding to the festive vibe, food stalls and snacks are for sale outside the museum all day.
Mayor Jaime Fresnedi invites the public to visit Museo ng Muntinlupa and experience the city’s history, story, and culture.
The local exec envisions Museo ng Muntinlupa as a heritage and cultural center and as an educational institution that contributes to the growth of locals and development of the city.
“To neglect history, heritage, and cultural preservation is to slow down a nation’s progress. Our failure to put arts and culture as one of our priorities hampers collective and personal development. That’s why in Muntinlupa City, we want our community to be proud of our history including the trials and tribulations for them to be well-rounded and forward-thinking,” Fresnedi said.
Museo ng Muntinlupa is a five-storey museum inspired by a salakab, a traditional fishing trap used by Muntinlupa fishermen in the shores of Laguna de Bay. It is the first city museum of its kind infusing history, interactivity and communal spaces. MmMun is complete with interactive galleries for kids and kids-at-heart; a research center and meeting spaces; and a state-of-the-art 200-seater theater.
Museo ng Muntinlupa is located at Centennial Avenue, Brgy. Tunasan and opens from Wednesdays-Sundays from 10:00am-4:00pm. Admission is free this summer. For more information and booking inquiries you may email [email protected].
*Source: Public Information Office