SorSU BCAED students advocate cultural preservation and conservation in ‘CULTURA: Culture through Understanding Realife Apprenticeship’ seminar-workshop

With the theme “Empowering Culture and Arts Advocates through Workshop and Seminar for Apprenticeship”, Sorsogon State University third year Bachelor of Culture and Arts Education (BCAED) students attended the seminar-workshop titled “CULTURA: Culture through Understanding Realife Apprenticeship” at the SorSU Library Cafe last December 15, 2023.

Curator of Museo Sorsogon, Mr. Jerome C. Dio was the speaker for the activity where he discussed “Curating, conservation and restoration of cultural artifacts”; he also presented a session on cultural heritage restoration and the tangible and intangible culture in Sorsogon.

Further, the seminar opened a Q&A session where students actively queried about the specifics of the scope of the museum and cultural work, along with the technicalities of cultural preservation. Mr. Dio simulated restoration techniques to the students, along with instruction of the safety and proper presentation of objects of historical and aesthetic significance. He also presented photo documentation of his experiences as a curator and the work he has done in the preservation of various historical items of heroes, politicians and other personalities. He showed a photo sample of National Hero Jose Rizal’s coat where he was able to take part in its preservation.

“By knowing your past. You grow old in the sense that you become wiser. You grow because you begin to know who you are. By knowing your past, by knowing your history, you would be able to nurture and value your identity as a person.” Mr. Jerome Dio said as response on how to make the past part of the future, he also emphasized the role of the current generation in its preservation.

An awarding of a certificate of appreciation and tokens were given to Mr. Jerome Dio by Prof. Oliver Garbin, Head of SorSU Sports, Culture and Arts Office, the same were also given to Ms. Meagan Fulo and Ms. Ganeilyn Docot for their support.
This special activity is part of the Art Apprenticeship subject of the BCAED third-year students and is a prerequisite course before they engage in a semester-long art and cultural immersion program in their senior year. (SorSU PIO)