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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.
"SUGBU SA KARAANG
Historical Paintings by
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.