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Asian Institute of Maritime Studies launches Museo Maritimo

Maritime School launches Museo Maritimo
March 16, 2012, 3:13am http://www.mb.com.ph/articles/354439/maritime-school-launches-museo-mari...

MANILA, Philippines — The Asian Institute of Maritime Studies (AIMS) will hold a gala night for the launch of its project, Museo Maritimo on March 23, at the Philippine Trade and Training Center (PTTC). The project is part of AIMS’ 18th year anniversary.

AIMS president Dr. Arlene Abuid- Paderanga believes that given the country’s importance in the global maritime industry, it deserves a showcase and a repository of its rich maritime heritage, tradition and unique marine environment. This, she said, indicates the importance of highlighting the centrality of the maritime heritage to our country’s identity and culture.

“More importantly, we have consistently demonstrated exceptional skills as seafarers for centuries, thus, its befitting that our Filipino seafarers and traders be the crowning jewel of this museum”, Paderanga added.

Museo Maritimo is hoped to make the students gain more pride and honor through heritage awareness and culture appreciation. To strengthen this goal, AIMS established a strategic alliance with Hiniraya Cultural and Heritage Foundation headed by Gina Barte- Araneta, the Philippines Association of Museum Inc and International Council of Museums (ICOM) to initiate the development of Museo Maritimo at AIMS Compound along Roxas Boulevard, Pasay City. Contribution to the said project may be made through the AIMS Office of the President, AIMS campus, Libertad corner Roxas Boulevard, Pasay City.