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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

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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Events

GKI Annual General Membership Assembly

GKI Annual General Membership Assembly

Volunteer members, friends and partners of Grupo Kalinangan, as well as fellow heritage advocates across the Philippines are invited to join our web conference this Saturday March 28, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. for our 2020 GKI Annual General Assembly. We are going to...

News

GKI welcomes 10th batch of volunteer members

GKI welcomes 10th batch of volunteer members

Grupo Kalinangan (GKI) welcomed 26 new volunteer members who completed the Cultural Mapping Facilitator Training and Certification Program in February and March 2020. The training involved a series of lectures on identifying and documenting different types of heritage...

GKI completes two phases of Zambales cultural mapping project

GKI completes two phases of Zambales cultural mapping project

Grupo Kalinangan, Inc. (GKI) has completed the first two phases of a province-wide cultural mapping project in Zambales in 2019. The Provincial Government of Zambales partnered with GKI to implement the project using the Mobile Heritage Online (MoHOn) Cultural Mapping...

GKI forges partnership with GCash

GKI forges partnership with GCash

The Grupo Kalinangan, Inc. (GKI) launched the Philippine Heritage Conservation Fund in partnership with GCash for Good during its third Pamana Talks on 12 October 2019. This partnership makes it easier for donors and advocates to give donations through cashless...

GKI highlights community in 3rd Pamana Talks

GKI highlights community in 3rd Pamana Talks

The Grupo Kalinangan, Inc. (GKI) conducted its third Pamana Talks on 12 October 2019 at Clock-In Ayala North Exchange in Makati City, focusing on the connection between community and heritage conservation. The forum, delving on the collaborative and participatory...

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