Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Cebu's Gabii Sa Kabilin (Night of Heritage) 2010 features 9 Museums!

Rediscover Cebu’s rich history by going on a walking tour to the museums. Ride a tartanilla and experience Cebu’s colourful past. Visit the Cathedral Museum of Cebu and the Basilica del Santo Niño Museum for a glimpse of religious relics and old statues and images.

Nine museums to welcome visitors in grander, bigger Gabii sa Kabilin.
On its fourth year, Gabii sa Kabilin (Night of Heritage) promises the public a richer experience of Cebu culture and heritage as nine museums welcome visitors from 6 p.m. to midnight on Friday, May 28, 2010.
On this special night, families, friends, and tourists can visit Casa Gorordo Museum along 35 Lopez Jaena Street, the Cathedral Museum of Cebu and Basilica del Santo Niño Museum on P. Burgos Street, Fort San Pedro in Plaza Independencia, the Yap-Sandiego ancestral house on the corner of Mabini and Lopez Jaena Streets, Museo Sugbo on M.J. Cuenco Street, 1730 Jesuit House along Zulueta Street, University of Southern Philippines Foundation (USPF) - Rizal Museum on Mabini Street, and Sacred Heart Parish along Jakosalem Street and witness the different cultural presentations for a fee of only P100 per person for multiple entry to each venue.
Learn how Filipinos lived in the Hispanic times at the Casa Gorordo Museum. Or explore the richness of colonial architecture when you visit the Yap Sandiego House and the 1730 Jesuit House in the old Parian district. Know interesting things about Jose Rizal, our national hero, at the USPF-Rizal Museum. And be attracted to the beautiful contemporary paintings of Cebu’s very own artists at Sacred Heart Parish.
Listen to traditional Cebuano love poetry and music by local performers or watch dance performances by the Sandiego Dance Company and other dance troupes. Watch reenactments of Rizal’s last moments as well as award-winning indie films.
Parada or tartanilla rides are offered at between Fort San Pedro and Basilica del Sto. Nino Museum. Mini-buses are offered from Museo Sugbo, Fort San Pedro and Sacred Heart Parish.
To be a part of this one-of-a-kind experience, get your Gabii sa Kabilin tickets at the respective participating museums for P100 per person (please see fact sheet for contact information). Ask any of the tartanillas to bring you to Fort San Pedro and Basilica del Sto. Nino Museum for only P50.00 per person.
Definitely a must-do this summer vacation, Gabii sa Kabilin is on many counts a wonderful way of spending your Friday night. Whether you are with family or friends, this cultural event is sure to be an enjoyable learning experience where you will see and experience museums beyond their collections.

“The Gabii sa Kabilin concept is patterned after the long night of the museum in Germany and other European countries to draw and encourage people to visit museums as a venue for cultural understanding” said Dr. Joy Gerra, Executive Director of the Ramon Aboitiz Foundation Inc. (RAFI)-Cultural Heritage Program.
“We would also like to offer our guests a chance to ride the calesa or tartanilla (parada), a mode of transportation at the turn of 19th century as they move around from museum to museum. We also encourage people to dress in period costumes for the event,” she added.
Gabii sa Kabilin, the only museum and cultural event of its kind in the Philippines and Asia, is organized by RAFI in partnership with the Visayas Association of Museums and Galleries Inc. (VAMGI).

Gabii sa Kabilin is Cebuano for Night of Heritage.
It began on May 25, 2007 with four Cebu City museumsCasa Gorordo Museum, Cathedral Museum of Cebu, Basilica del Santo Niño Museum, and Fort San Pedro.
Five museums participated in the second Gabii sa Kabilin on May 30, 2008. They include the Casa Gorordo Museum, Cathedral Museum of Cebu, Basilica del Santo Niño Museum, Fort San Pedro, and Yap-Sandiego ancestral house.
There were six museums in the third Gabii sa Kabilin on May 29, 2009, namely the Casa Gorordo Museum, Cathedral Museum of Cebu, Basilica del Santo Niño Museum, Fort San Pedro, Yap-Sandiego ancestral house, and Museo Sugbo.
On May 28, 2010, the new Gabii sa Kabilin will feature nine museums—the Casa Gorordo Museum, Cathedral Museum of Cebu, Basilica del Santo Niño Museum, Fort San Pedro, Yap-Sandiego ancestral house, Museo Sugbo, 1730 Jesuit House, University of Southern Philippines Foundation-Rizal Museum and Sacred Heart Parish.

Rationale
Inspired by the long night of the museum in Germany and other European countries, Gabii sa Kabilin aims to encourage the public to visit museums and understand its position as a venue for cultural understanding.
It also hopes to make visitors appreciate Cebuano history and culture. Gabii sa Kabilin is the culmination of the International Museum Day (May 18) and the Philippine National Heritage Month (May) celebrations.
Uniqueness
Cebu is the only place in Asia and the Philippines offering a once-a-year night museum tour to showcase museum collections beyond their normal operating hours.
Tartanillas shuttling visitors between museums has become one of the crowd-pleasing Gabii sa Kabilin stand-outs. Cebuano food and delicacies are also sold at very affordable prices.

Features
• Multiple entrances from 6 p.m. to midnight to the nine museums for only Php 100.00 (Please present press ID for free pass and/or send us your confirmation with the name/s of your representative/s so we can include in our list for special pass.)
• Multiple tartanilla rides at between Fort San Pedro and Basilica del Sto. Nino Museum for only Php 50.00 (Please present press ID for free ride and/or send us your confirmation with the name/s of your representative/s so we can include in our list for special ride.)
• Mini-buses are offered for guests from Museo Sugbo, Fort San Pedro and Sacred Heart Parish.
• Cebuano food and delicacies as well as Cebuano arts and crafts will be showcased and sold at certain venues.
• For safety and security, the route will be manned by the Cebu City Tourist Police, CITOM and barangay tanods.
• Cultural presentations at each of the museums from 6 p.m. until midnight (see attached page for schedule).
• Cebuano poetry, music, and dance performances are showcased.
Email me @ miong@ymail.com for the Participating Museum's Genre and Contact Info. I will send you the Info sheet in document format.
Gabii sa Kabilin 2010 (Cebu Night of Heritage 2010) posted at Cebu Events Blog
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9 comments: on "Cebu's Gabii Sa Kabilin (Night of Heritage) 2010 features 9 Museums!"

Ka Bino said...

i will behaving a free walking tour during the gabii a kabilin,

Anonymous said...

we can buy on the that day the ticket? or we need to reserve?

miong said...

Tickets are available on the day at on every Participating 9 Museums @ Php100.00, Just coordinate with the museum where you planned to buy if they could do reserved. See you!

vanessa said...

helo.. can't see the attached page for the schedule on "Cultural presentations at each of the museums from 6 p.m. until midnight".. can someone help me?..:)

Anonymous said...

i want to, wa lang koy kauban :]

lloyd said...

this is cool, wish someone also wants to go...

miong said...

Van, each Museums have different set of activities throughhout the night. It is posted on the specific museums. if you want the contact numbers of each museum so that you can inquire to them directly their set of preparations. just email me and i will send you back their info sheets.

Lyoyd, You would surely meet new people their. Just go on with the activity flow. : )

Anonymous said...

uhm...how do i get to the venue...kahit solo lang ako punta pa rin ako :)

miong said...

Sorry to answer this late, I hope you are able to attend the Night of Heritage 2010. as os this writing, you can still catch up for the event by just directly going to you museum of choice. Thanks.

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