February 15, 2017
General Santos City will partner with the Department of Education and the University of Sto. Tomas Graduate School- Center for Conservation of Cultural Property and Environment in the Tropics for the city’s planned cultural mapping project in relation to the establishment of the GSC Cultural and Heritage Museum.
VM Shirlyn Bañas, Chairperson of the GSC Museum TWG, sought out the assistance of USTGS-CCCPET for this project. In response, the said institution made available the services of Asso. Professor Eric B. Zerrudo as speaker/facilitator.
Cultural mapping is a heritage conservation approach where cultural heritage resources are identified and documented in a specific locality for purposes of meaningful development.
This project will document through participatory approach the significant heritages GenSan, not just as a cold reference of future generations but to adapt them in contemporary contexts towards the creation of a meaningful and enriching inspiration to the everyday life of every Generals.
The Department of Education and the various barangays in the city will be the key partners of this project which is expected to be finished by June. – JBS