MUSEUM OF THREE CULTURES

Housed within Capitol University in Cagayan de Oro City, the Museum of Three Cultures is a time capsule gallery featuring the “three cultures” of Mindanao: the migrant Christians and how they shaped Cagayan de Oro, the Indigenous Tribes of Mindanao and the Maranaos. It also displays some notable paintings of both old-era and contemporary artists in Mindanao.

A visit to this museum is a remarkable cultural experience as it introduces very rare antiques and valued pieces from tribes’ people in Mindanao with a focus on their culture and societal impact on history and even in the modern world. Some of the these include Maranao antiques from Tugaya in Lanao del Sur, a gallery of ethno-history that displays Cagayan de Oro’s history, Butuan archeological artifacts, lumad arts and crafts from the Higaonon and Manobo cultures, and treasures of Christians lowland artifacts from Northern Mindanao.