WELCOME! The Southwestern University Museum houses the rare collection
of Dr. Lydia Aznar-Alfonso.
Spanning 30 years, this remarkable collection was kept in her basement
making sure that Cebu could have a legacy of a rich cultural heritage
of iron-age potteries excavated in Cebu and its neighboring islands,
to rare celadons and a magnificent blue and white collection, in
particular a Yuan bowl, one of the three early blue and white extra
large bowl found in the Philippines.
Likewise, it houses a rich Hispanic Cultural and Religious
artifacts from furnitures, to baroque ivory Santos, excavated gold
jewelries, trade beads, death mask, and gold peggings.
holds paintings from the most primitive religious art of the
18th century to the visual arts, sculptures, and paintings of
the Cebuano artists for the past 50 years. The Museum also houses
the physical exhibit of Cebu Artists,
Inc., the first art association in the Philippines to put
up an online art gallery on the Internet.
Its Filipiniana Library and
Research Center holds a collection of vintage books, ethnographic
collection, rare postcards and other resources. The Museum is open
from Tuesdays to Sundays from 10 A.M. to 5 P.M. It is fully air-conditioned,
services of docents provide especially guided tours and a special
lecture on specific cultural topics are available.