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CDO: Incredible Finds Inside the Museum (You Shoud See this, too!)

The past is a curious thing. It’s with you all the time. I suppose an hour never passes without you thinking of things that happened ten or twenty years ago, and yet most of the time it’s got no reality, it’s just a set of facts that you’ve learned, like a lot of stuff in a history book. Then some chance of sight or sound or smell, sets you going, and the past doesn’t merely come back to you, you’re actually in the past. – George Orwell
 Museum Tour | Lost in the moment

A year ago, just one week after I relocate in Cagayan de Oro, I’ve been wanting to visit museums because I know it would be the quickest and most reliable way to learn about the city. I’ve learned few facts though through Google but my desire to transport myself back to the past through visual learning was just so strong I badly need to visit one...

...and when I finally got the opportunity to go on a museum tour, I was in all honesty awed with some historically significant finds which you should see for yourself, too.

Museum Tour | Museum of Three Cultures
Figurines depicting Muslim Community and Tradition
Museum Tour | Museum of Three Cultures
Matrimonial Bed of Muslim

Museum of Three Cultures | Capitol University, Corrales Extenxion
Upon entering the museum, you will be greeted with a wide painting splayed on the wall. I guess this serves as guide to the lobby area and the gallery. So when I followed the way, my attention was instantly caught with this ‘painting’ captioned as: not a free wall, but a work of art.

Museum Tour | Artwork
I know there are lots of incredible paintings out there, still, I am mesmerized whenever I see one that would really draw me into it. Maybe it matters on how you interpret or associate art with your emotions.

Aside from this artwork, what you can see inside the gallery are artifacts collected from different places in Mindanao, Contours of Okir Tradition, and more artworks of CU students. - Photos above

Museum Tour | Museo de Oro
Cagayan de MIsamis: material culture and old way of life
Museum Tour | Museo de Oro
Traditional Crafts

Museo de Oro | Xavier University, Corrales St.
The museum is divided into three galleries: History; Ethnology of Mindanao; and Fr Francisco R Demetrios SJ, the first curator of the museum. This place is very likely when you’re on a mission to know who are the Kagay-anons involved during the war, how natives are converted to Christianity, and anything about Cagayan de Misamis (old name of Cagayan de Oro), among others. But do you know what lingered to me the most? It’s the evolution of technology and how the city is keeping up to change, especially this:

Museum Tour | Pepsi Cola
Old bottle of Pepsi Cola.

My every visit was surely a bit longer given all the readings and admiration. *hehe* Anyway, although I have only been to two museums by far I did have a good time travelling back to the years I wasn’t born yet. I was indeed lost in the moment.

Next stop: City Museum and Museum of Philippine Heirlooms and Antiques. Stay with me on my next tours, Okay?
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