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“Very comprehensive collection”

Silliman University Anthropology Museum
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Quezon City
Level 6 Contributor
220 reviews
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“Very comprehensive collection”
Reviewed 19 July 2014

Make an appointment to visit this museum because it houses a very comprehensive collection on local cultures of the Visayas and Mindanao--artifacts of indigenous peoples of the Visayas and Palawan, collection of sorcery of Siquijor and examples of ethnomedicine. The collections are well documented and arranged. The museum curator can give you a short educational tour. The surprise is the Sultan Omar Kiram Collection. The late sultan was the ruler of the Onayan Sultanate of Lanao del Sur, Mindanao. The collection was donated by his wife. The collection includes his personal effects--clothes, ceremonial swords, his prayer beads, and others. Step out to the veranda of the museum and you can see the Rizal Boulevard. The museum is housed in Silliman University's oldest building.

Visited July 2014
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Cebu City, Philippines
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“Clean and orderly”
Reviewed 5 June 2014

It was a guided tour so we learned so much but we were not allowed to take photos at the first and second floor where a lot of interesting artifacts are found. The guide failed to tell us the history of the building itself that it was actually a theater house somewhere in the US which was broken down and shipped to the Phillipines sometime in 1900's then it was assembled back in Dumaguete.

Visited June 2014
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Manila, Philippines
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“Potteries, tracing history”
Reviewed 21 May 2014

1st level have the potteries unearth in Negros Oriental, 2nd level have the Sultan Kiram gallery and the other gallery have a mixed herbal medicine and potteries and other ornaments discovered in the country from the Ming dynasty, Kulintang in Mindanao to spears of the Ifugao. Attic houses a currency room from some countries and a short visual history of the Filipino people like EDSA, WWII and Independence Declaration.

Best to visit during weekdays, fee for Filipinos is 40Php. If weekends or Holidays its 80 Php.

Picture taking allowed on the balcony and attic only.

Visited May 2014
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Davao City, Philippines
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“History class all over again”
Reviewed 12 May 2014

The museum will give you exciting facts about our origin, about our past and about our present stage. It will give you the history needed to fill and blow your mind with such wonderful facts of our pasts

Visited April 2014
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Cebu Island, Philippines
Level 5 Contributor
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“Good provincial museum”
Reviewed 2 March 2014

As the name says, it's really a museum that focuses on anthropological digs in the nearby area with many pieces of pottery from the pre-Hispanic period. But the musuem has other collections as well - i most enjoyed the historical section. There's a curious story they tell about there; a young man was adopted into a wealthy Christian family and enjoyed the benefits of education and culture of that family. Later, as an army officer, he went to a Muslim village and his former nurse / yaya recognized him and told him of his real heritage. He was in fact from a royal Muslim family and he was really Sultan Omar Kiram. His Christian name was Vicente Austria. Born in 1914 and died in 1986. Wow! Is that a story or is THAT a story? Sounds like something you'd find in a soap opera. Anyway you can find information about him at this museum.

Visited February 2014
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