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the Filipino people

We are Grupo Kalinangan

Founded in 2016, Grupo Kalinangan Inc. is a SEC-registered nonstock, nonprofit organization that innovates on cultural heritage management through a synergy of technology and community.

Grupo Kalinangan has documented

cultural properties in the Philippines

(as of December 1, 2019)

Our Heritage Work

Pamana Talks

Patterned after the worldwide famous TED Talks, Pamana Talks is a lecture series for heritage advocates, cultural workers, students and practitioners to learn from experts in several domains of cultural heritage.

Philippine Heritage Map

The first publicly-accessible web-based heritage inventory and GIS in the Philippines, the platform was developed in partnership with Getty Conservation Institute and World Monuments Fund, and is maintained and updated by trained heritage volunteers.

MoHOn Cultural Mapping Solutions

A multi-awarded web and mobile application for cultural mapping activities specific for governments and institutions, MoHOn is the perfect solution for local development, government compliance, cultural heritage management and planning.

Cultural Mapping Facilitators Training Program

Our flagship program running since 2015, we have trained more than 200 individuals who are ready to help local governments and communities to identify, document, map and manage their cultural heritage assets.

Special Projects

Ayuda Para Sa Pamana Fundraising Campaign

Grupo Kalinangan, in partnership with Ticket2Me, recently launched the fundraising campaign, Ayuda Para Sa Pamana, which aims to provide assistance to primary and allied programs and projects of GKI (in partnership with different institutions and local government units), as well as support for displaced cultural workers who have experienced loss or decrease in income due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. You can donate online conveniently using your Visa/Mastercard debit or credit card, PayPal, GCash, GrabPay, Paymaya or UnionBank Online.

Digitization of 17th to Early 20th Century Maranao Jawi Manuscripts

Responding to the urgent need for preserving documentary heritage, Grupo Kalinangan has partnered with the Prince Claus Fund of the Netherlands, Mindanao State University, and the National Historical Commission of the Philippines in 2018 to digitize and assess the conditions of extant Maranao manuscripts in Marawi City and the whole Lake Lanao region. Over ten thousand pages of these precious manuscripts have been digitized and catalogued in the course of the project.

Kulay Pamana: Philippine Ancestral Houses Coloring Book

Grupo Kalinangan’s first publication is a coloring book that features 24 magnificent ancestral houses from all over the Philippines, representing each region, period, and architectural style. It’s a perfect gift for kids and adults alike, for any occasion!

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Upcoming Events

News

NCCA-NCOM Head tackles future of museums in new normal

NCCA-NCOM Head tackles future of museums in new normal

The survival of museums in the new normal after the global COVID-19 pandemic was tackled by Grupo Kalinangan’s last Pamana Talks session for the National Heritage Month on May 30, 2020. Dr. Jobers Bersales, Head of the National Committee on Museums (NCOM) of the...

GKI launches Ayuda Para Sa Pamana

GKI launches Ayuda Para Sa Pamana

In celebration of the National Heritage Month, Grupo Kalinangan (GKI) launched Ayuda Para Sa Pamana, a fundraising campaign to support cultural work in the time of the current COVID-19 pandemic, on May 22, 2020 during a Pamana Talks session. GKI Board Chairman, Omar...

Heritage architect-professor tells stories of failure in heritage

Heritage architect-professor tells stories of failure in heritage

A heritage architect and architecture professor shared stories of failure or mistakes in heritage preservation amidst modernization and evolution of cities, during an online session of Grupo Kalinangan’s Pamana Talks for the National Heritage Month on May 23, 2020....

Pamana Talks session highlight stakeholders of heritage

Pamana Talks session highlight stakeholders of heritage

Understanding various stakeholders is an important step when it comes to good governance in heritage preservation, said a history instructor during the fourth online session of Grupo Kalinangan’s Pamana Talks for the National Heritage Month on May 22, 2020. Ateneo de...

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