PIA Press Release
Monday, January 09, 2012
First national museum in Batanes inauguratedby Necitas G. Alconis
BASCO, Batanes, January 9 (PIA) -- The first national museum in Batanes located at the old Long Range Naval (LORAN) station in Barangay Imnajbu, Uyugan, 25 kilometers south of Basco, was inaugurated last January 7.
Dr. Ana Labrador of the national museum in Manila said that establishing a museum in Batanes is a pride of the province and a jumping point of visitors to visit a place.
She also said that the function of a museum is to give information, give access to exhibition of artifacts that may be supported by a publication, programs of series of lectures, seminars and other activities.
“The museum is expected to draw tourists because it is educational, it allows viewers to learn how people survived in the past,” Labrador said.
During the groundbreaking ceremonies, a mini exhibit of local artifacts was also held which made the event more colorful.
A team from the national museum in Manila, who conducted ocular inspection last October, said the rehabilitation and restructuring would take about a year which is why the anticipated opening of the national museum is targeted in 2013. (TCB/NGA/PIA Batanes)