Nat’l Museum exec coming to explain Fort Pilar rehab PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 28 October 2014 11:45

Mayor Beng Climaco said yesterday National Museum Executive Director Jeremy Barnes will come to the city on Thursday to explain the ongoing rehabilitation of the Fort Pilar, which many considered as defacing the original and historical value of the fort.

Climaco said Barnes will come to explain about the method of conservation and preservation of Fort Pilar, a rehabilitation project costing the National Museum  more than P14 million.

Barnes will also meet the local committee on culture, arts and history regarding the matter and the manner by which the National Museum undertakes the rehabilitation, preservation and conservation of all museums in the country.

In the meantime, Climaco yesterday tasked her executive assistant on culture, Dr. Yap Aizon, and city Architect Rodel Falcasantos to investigate the reported defacing of Fort Pilar’s original and historical façade by plastering white on the interior walls of the fort.

The alleged defacing of Fort Pilar has created protests from many sectors in the city, calling such an act of altering the original history of Fort Pilar. — Vic Larato