In May 2022, Project KKK (Kapatiran Katuwang sa Kultura) was launched as an innovative undertaking by the National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP). The project aims to establish and eventually institutionalize sisterhood partnerships between an NHCP Museum and a community history museum to initiate sharing of resources, best practices, and skills. The program is inspired by the sisterhood agreement prevalent between local government units.
With the support of the NCCA National Committee on Museums (NCOM), the pilot beneficiary/little sister museum is the Sta. Barbara Centennial Museum in Sta. Barbara, Iloilo. The host/big sister museum from the NHCP is the Museo ni Emilio Aguinaldo in Kawit, Cavite.
From May 16 – 19, 2022, a focused group discussion with selected stakeholders from the academe, LGU, and the community was undertaken to gauge their concerns and aspirations towards the Santa Barbara Centennial Museum. Assessment of the museum includes museum management, staff competency and skills, and community engagement which were assessed by NHCP museum curators, stakeholders, and museum personnel.
The re-developed section of the Santa Barbara Centennial Museum and the launch of educational and promotional activities will take place on 20 July 2022, Wednesday, 3:00 PM at the Santa Barbara Centennial Museum in Santa Barbara, Iloilo. The exhibit will be opened by Hon. Dennis S. Superficial, MD, Mayor of Santa Barbara; Hon. Michael B. Gorriceta, Representative, Second District of Iloilo; and Ms. Carminda R. Arevalo, Officer-in-Charge, Office of the Executive Director of the National Historical Commission of the Philippines.