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“About average with any Filipino exhibit, not kept up.”

Silliman University Anthropology Museum
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Philippines
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“About average with any Filipino exhibit, not kept up.”
Reviewed April 10, 2013

Un-kept, pools really needed cleaning. Alligators on display were okay. Overall grounds could use it cleaning but if you been to any Filipino exhibit or memorial you find most in disrepair.

Visited April 2013
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“Opportunity to brush up your Filipino knowledge”
Reviewed February 20, 2013

While the collection is not especially large or impressive, a visit here is a rare opportunity to learn more of Philippine history and culture. Besides, the campus is leafy green and nice for a stroll. Do note that they often open later than posted (e.g. half an hour late or so). The cafeteria on campus sells Silliman University t-shirts and coffee mugs, perfect Silly souvenirs for your student friends at home.

Visited February 2013
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“Informative time at the museum”
Reviewed January 10, 2013

We visited the museum while spending some time in Dumaguete. The museum is situated in one of the Silliman's University’s oldest houses and spread across 3 floors. The displays are quite interesting and give some impressions about medicinal plants, ancient ceramics, weapons used in the past, archaeological findings and entombment rituals. On the 3rd floor they have an exposition about the history of the Philippines and the island (historical events, colonisation, etc) which was very interesting.
Take a close look to the opening hours and check well before if its really open, otherwise you stay in front closed doors.

Visited October 2012
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“For the History Addicts”
Reviewed October 9, 2012

It offers one of the best collections of Anthropological findings within the Province of Negros Oriental. Open Monday 8:30 - 11:30 AM - Friday 2:30 - 5:00 PM. Holiday or Weekends - by appointment...nothing much to see for the not so avid fan of history and anthropology. So Skip for those not quite interested or you'll end up with lots of complains and boredom.

Visited September 2012
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Lapu Lapu, Philippines
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“The Silliman Musuem, Lives up to its name !”
Reviewed July 6, 2012

I was disappointed with the museum, for a couple of reasons, the first was the fact that the museum was late in opening. As you will see they are supposidly open at 8.30 a.m. until 11.30 am and then re opens at 2.00 p.m. until 4.30 p.m. We arrived at 1.50 the second time and then waited until 2.30 p.m. when the janitor finally opened the door. I asked him if he lost the keys as he made no attempt to apologise for the late return in the afternoon shift ! He did not reply !

The second complaint was the cost for overseas people being more expensive than the locals, I regard this as racism, and dislike it completely. Just because we can afford to pay more should we be forced to do so ?

The displays were disappointing because there were fewer historical displays, however the historical posters which were located on the third floor, helped to put the Philipine history into perspective, but only from the colonisation time. I would really like to hear about the history of the Islands before the Spanish, and the American colonisers came to change the culture as they did.

There were displays of healing plants, some ancient ceramics and also some examples of the pre Christian practices such as secondary burials etc. I belive that greater effort could be put into the latter. Certainly I do not belive that the University year plates deserve a place in a historic museum as they do here.

Could do better !

Visited July 2012
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