Brief History and Mandate

The PSU Museum is an archaeological, ethnographic and natural history museum situated at the University Hostel. Founded in 1976 as the Palawan Teachers College Museum, it remains as the only institution in PSU that acquires, conserves, researches, communicates and exhibits the tangible and intangible heritage of Palawan society and its environment for the purposes of education, study and enjoyment.

The PSU Museum showcases permanent collection numbering over 2,000 artifacts and specimens. The archaeological artifacts are from the Philippines and neighboring Southeast Asian countries dating to around 12th to 15th centuries. Other collections include brasswares, porcelains, marine life (shells), religious articles, musical instruments, weapons and costumes of different Palawan ethnic minorities.

Projects and Activities

The staff of PSU Museum facilitates lectures and discussions on different cultural issues in Palawan. It also conducts educational trips at different heritage sites in Palawan to provide the students and other visitors an alternative learning experience through on-site lectures and hands-on field activities.

Recently it has been granted a project entitled Ancient Shores, Changing Tide in collaboration with the Alliance of American Museum.

PSU Museum is also collaborating with New Ibajay Heritage Council of El Nido as it establishes an archaeological and heritage center at the former PSU New Ibajay Campus. The said project aims to exhibit the rich history and culture of Palawan community.

Contact details

 
 
Jun Cayron is the curator of the PSU Museum and an Instructor at the College of Arts and Humanities. He earned his doctoral degree from the Southeast Asian Studies Program of the National University of Singapore (NUS). His research focused on the evolution of lowland Philippine societies, maritime prehistory, and ancient economic and social interaction, while at the same time tackling issues on Southeast Asian historical, cultural and social development that transgresses different time periods, up to the modern day.

He is a recipient of the Asian Research Institute (ARI) PhD Scholarship Grant at the National University Of Singapore from 20052010. His other awards include the Graduate Student Fellowship at the Research laboratory for Archaeology And History of the Arts (RLAHA), Oxford University, UK, the Philippines Fellowship of the Asian Cultural Council  University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA. and the South East Asian Regional Exchange Program/Toyota Foundation Luisa Mallari Fellowship for M.A/PhD.
 
Dr. Jun G. Cayron
Museum Curator
Contact Number: 09195348597
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Basement Fl., PSU Hostel
Tiniguiban Heights, Puerto Princesa City