Aug 11, 2020

Over the past few months, we’ve witnessed how museums in the metro have reinvented their approach to displaying and auctioning art works by going online. Halted exhibitions and catalogues have been displayed on social media or interactive websites, while gallery backrooms have utilized e-commerce platforms to reach more patrons and art collectors while social distancing. 

[READ: Galleries may be closed but its backrooms are open and online]

Other museums, however, aren’t as equipped to make the shift to online exhibits—which is where campaigns and fundraisers from cultural heritage organizations step in. 

One of these is Grupo Kalinangan’s Ayuda Para sa Pamana fundraiser. The cultural heritage organization’s fundraiser is currently collecting donations to provide financial support for museum operations, rehabilitation as well as staff salaries and allowances. Their list of beneficiaries includes:

  • Museo Pambata (Roxas Blvd., Ermita, Manila)
  • The Negros Museum (Bacolod City, Negros Occidental)
  • BIPSU Museum (Biliran Provincial State University, Naval, Biliran)
  • Hofileña Museum (Silay City, Negros Occidental)
  • D’Bone Collector Museum (Davao City)
  • Boljoon Parish Museum (Boljoon, Cebu)
  • Bantayan Parish Museum (Bantayan, Cebu)
  • Philippine-Japan Historical Museum (Davao City)
  • Upside Down Museum (CCP Complex, Pasay City)
  • Museo Iloilo (Ilo-ilo City)
  • Balangiga Encounter Museum (Balangiga, Eastern Samar)
  • Blanco Family Museum (Angono, Rizal)
  • Malagos Chocolate Museum (Davao City)
  • Museo de Mariposa (Davao City)

Donations can be made through Visa/Mastercard, Paypal, GCash, Grabpay or bank transfer, in increments of P500, P1,000, P2,000, P5,000 and P10,000. Donors will receive an official receipt from Grupo Kalinangan, as well as progress reports during the fundraising process. 

The fundraiser will be accepting donations through the Grupo Kalinangan website until Sept. 30.


Header image by Joelaldor on Wikimedia Commons

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