Negros Museum reopens on silver anniversary


Lyn B. Gamboa (center), president of The Negros Museum and The Negros Cultural Foundation, announced the reopening of the museum at a press conference Wednesday, March 16.*Ronnie Baldonado photo

The Negros Museum (TNM), on its Silver year, is reopening to the public starting Thursday, March 17, with the Gibwang Art Exhibit that manifests grit and resiliency amid the pandemic.

Gibwang means mingling of one into the other just like a river’s water emptying into the sea.

Lyn B. Gamboa, president of The Negros Museum and The Negros Cultural Foundation (NCF), in her message during a press conference on Wednesday, said she takes pride to see the organization grow, embrace a strong virtue of resiliency, and achieve more than they ever envisioned.

“The pandemic which has had such a significant impact on our lives, might have made us feel limited at times and we felt how most doors were closing for us, but it didn’t stop us. Instead, we built our own opportunities, allowing us to expand our horizons,” Gamboa added.

TNM Executive Director Tanya Lopez affirmed Gamboa saying that the museum’s existing initiatives, including educational tours, community outreach programs, and cultural activities, reveal that they are gearing towards the organization being the center for Negrense heritage, arts, and culture.

“We know that the road ahead will be challenging, as unpredictability will continue to rule, but we will continue to be motivated to strengthen our capabilities and let’s make this day a reservoir of energy for the coming days so that our chariot of victory doesn’t stop here but goes on for years,” Lopez added.

Gibwang Art Exhibit Opening guest of honor and Professor for Film, TV and Theatre Dr. Anton Juan also joined the media interaction with the head of the Legal Department of the Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) Catherine Panaguiton, FDCP Unit Manager for Distribution Raymund Cutillar, FDCP Manager for Cinematheque Center Daniella Caro and Negros Occidental Provincial Tourism Officer Cheryl Decena.*PIA

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