Developer Megaworld plans on putting up a museum at its 30-hectare township The Mactan Newtown.
The museum will likely house arts relevant to the events and personalities involved in the Battle of Mactan, given how the Mactan and Lapu-lapu Shrines are located close to the township.
This is part of Megaworld’s move to integrate art into its townships to promote art and design. Aside from building museums, the company has made sure to incorporate artistic pedestrian crosswalks, bronze monuments, and murals on the roof, wall, and floor. There are even digital art signs across their townships.
The Mactan Newtown museum would follow the recently opened P110- million Iloilo Museum of Contemporary Art (ILOMOCA) in the company’s 72-hectare Iloilo Business Park township located in Mandurriao, Iloilo City. The 3,000-square meter museum has three main galleries that house the artworks of local and national Ilonggo artists.
ILOMOCA senior vice president Kevin Tan said the new museum in Iloilo is part of the company’s “goal to create urban townships that have their own charm and character.”
Megaworld also has plans on developing another museum in its 36.5-hectare township Capital Town in San Fernando, Pampanga, which would showcase everything related to the town’s historic Pampanga Sugar Development Co., where the township is built.
The company said that putting up museums is their way of not only fostering communities but also developing a tourist destination.
Earlier, The Mactan Newtown announced that it is opening its Newtown School of Excellence this coming school year 2018-2019.