Our name is deliberate – “museo” was Filipinized to museyo, Kutawato is the prehistoric name of our land, in contrast to the colonially ascribed “Cotabato”

Created for the centenary of the Province of North Cotabato in 2014, the museum’s concept took three years to plan and complete, involving a duteous process of recognizing the participations of its multi-cultural stakeholders.

The province’s diversity is composed of the Moro peoples, eleven indigenous cultural communities, and an assorted ethnolinguistic array of settler communities from across the Philippines, set in the landscape of actualities that shaped this land since the historical eras.