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Sunday, May 15, 2011

Gabii sa Kabilin sa Sugbo 2011

Sunday, May 15, 2011 Posted by Vernon Go , , , , , , No comments

The Gabii sa Kabilin began on May 25, 2007 with four Cebu City museums—Casa 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. Then there were six museums in the third Gabii sa Kabilin on May 29, 2009; after that on May 28, 2010, the improved Gabii sa Kabilin featured nine museums! Now, this Gabii sa Kabilin 2011 will feature 11 museums and 8 Heritage sites for a total of 19 stops!

These participating sites for the 2011 Gabii sa Kabilin are the Casa Gorordo Museum, Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral & Cathedral Museum of Cebu, Basilica del Santo Niño Museum, Fort San Pedro, Yap-Sandiego ancestral house, Museo Sugbo, Museo Parian sa Sugbo (1730 Jesuit House), University of Southern Philippines Foundation-Rizal Museum, Sacred Heart Church & Sacred Heart Parish Alternative Gallery, Cebu Normal University Museum, Mandaue City Plaza, Cebu City Museum, Heritage of Cebu Monument, Plaza Hambar, Plaza Sugbo and Plaza Independencia.

About Gabii sa Kabilin:

"Gabii sa Kabilin" is Cebuano for Night of Heritage, and patterned after the long night of museums (Lange Nacht der Museum) in Germany and other European countries. The event is designed to draw foreign and local tourists, but most especially Cebuanos, to visit the museums. It aims to reinforce the belief that local museums are venues for understanding and appreciation of Cebuano History and culture. But beyond that it also discounts the stereotype of museums as mere repositories of "dead objects"; rather, as venues for live cultural activities.

It is an award winning and the only cultural event of its kind in the Philippines and Asia, the Gabii sa Kabilin opens its doors of participating museums beyond regular hours up to midnight on the last Friday of the Philippine National Herigate month of May and culminating the International Museum Day.
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