In celebration of the International Year of the Indigenous Languages this 2019, MDLS features “KUPKOP: Pagbuhay at Pagtaguyod sa mga Pawala Nang Salita Mula sa Diksyunaryong Isinulat ni Dr. Ruthmita Santos Hapin-Rozul” from November 27 – February 29, 2020 at the Kalaw-Katigbak Room of the museum. The exhibition will feature 30 select dying languages from Upland Cavite interpreted in 30 different artworks by members of Astro Likha, a group of Cavite-based artists.
Dr. Rozul's dictionary, a compilation of 2,651 Caviteño words collected directly from local informants, aims to document these languages before they eventually disappear due to Cavite's changing landscape.
MDLS recognizes the value of language and supports the International Year of Indigenous Languages 2019 campaign on the importance of language not only as a "tool for communication, education, social integration, and development, but also as repositories of each person's unique identity, cultural history, traditions, and memory." The KUPKOP exhibition hopes to stir interest and draw attention toward the revitalization and promotion of the old Cavite Tagalog.
For inquiries, call MDLS at local 3151.