Partnering with


Partnering with

cultural workers

Partnering with


Partnering with


Partnering with

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 recently launched the fundraising campaign, Ayuda Para Sa Pamana, which aims to provide assistance to affected cultural workers and local Philippine museums affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. You can donate online conveniently using your Visa/Mastercard debit or credit card, PayPal, GCash, GrabPay, or bank transfer.

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!

What’s new?

Upcoming Events


‘My Language, My Heritage’ project launched

‘My Language, My Heritage’ project launched

The Lannang Archives (TLA), in partnership with Grupo Kalinangan (GKI) and other cultural organizations, has launched its grassroots language documentation project titled My Language, My Heritage on 20 June 2020. The project aims to engage and involve Chinese-Filipino...

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...

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