By Patrianne M. Padua, Carig Communications Office
Posted on January 23, 2015
In its desire to preserve and promote the Cagayano culture, the Cagayan State University-Carig Campus is set to re-open the Panaddamman Museum in a soft launching on Jan. 28.
The re-launching of the museum was the brainchild of the University President Dr. Romeo R. Quilang and Carig Campus Executive Officer Dr. Archimedes C. Articulo.
With the reestablishment of the museum, the students, faculty members and the community will have a glimpse at the more than 100 collections that befit the life and culture of the Cagayanos, especially of the Ibanags.
The museum, which was first introduced during the administration of former CSU President Armando Cortes, showcases archeological, enthnographical, religious and visual arts artifacts presented in thematic arrangement.
The launching will include a short program, ribbon-cutting ceremony, blessing rite and press conference with the local media.
Prof. Kristinne Lara-De leon, the museum curator, expressed high hopes that with the reopening of the museum, people especially the young would be able to appreciate the rich and colorful Cagayano culture.
According to her, the museum, which will be a breeding museum, that is, one which regularly changes in theme depending on the season, will be open for all with only a minimal viewing fee.