Aklan: Paintings at the Museo it Akean

These are some of the lovely paintings on display at the Museo it Akean (Aklan Museum) made by popular Aklanon visual artists the likes of Sumra I. dela Cruz-Rojo. The museum is located at the corner of Martelino and Archbishop Reyes Streets in the Ati-Atihan town of Kalibo, the capital province of Aklan, Philippines.

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It is housed in a one-storey building then known as “Eskuylahan it Hari” or School of the King. It was constructed during the Spanish occupation. The museum showcases artifacts reflecting Aklan’s history and legacy.

However, for some reasons – like for instance, these have been purchased already -, these paintings may have been removed from the wall of the museum and transferred to somewhere else so I suggest you better ask the museum curator if you are interested to purchase.

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These photographs were taken by the blogger while he was in the Ati-Atihan Capital Town of Kalibo.

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YOUR NEXT STOP

From the museo, you may proceed for a tour of the Ati-Atihan  town of Kalibo, the capital of the province. I would recommend a tour of the fishing town of New Washington, Aklan. From Kalibo, Barangay Caticlan in the town of Malay is just an hour and a half drive away by van or bus. Caticlan is the jump-off point to the world-famous pristine beach of Boracay Island.

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IMG_3984THE BLOGGER. Ulysses Espartero is a journalist, historian and book author who traces his roots from two Philippine jewels – Laguna and Antique.  While in Dubai, he enjoyed his expat life documenting the struggles and victories of migrant workers in the Gulf Cooperation Council states. In 2014, he released Precious Gems in a Desert of Gold, the first and only coffee table book about Filipino achievers in the United Arab Emirates. Connect with him on facebook.

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