TRACING THE ROLE OF THE COMMISSION ON AUDIT MEMORABILIA ROOM
Ross T. Bachiller
Commission on Audit Email address: ross[email protected] Abstract
The COA Library initiates to develop awareness on COA history through the COA Memorabilia. In order to meet the needs of memorabilia exhibition, an efficient and workable design process is important in order to nurture such awareness and ensure the quality of the exhibition. The design should include a new layout for the exhibition that will benefit the visitors (i.e., diplomats, auditors, students, researchers, etc.).
The COA Memorabilia was established in October 21, 1985 (MDO Office Order No. 85-15). Since most of the pictures in the Old Memorabilia Room were destroyed in the 1992 fire, former Chairman Celso Gangan issued an unnumbered memorandum dated February 19, 1996 to revive the COA Memorabilia Room. It is presently located at the COA’s Professional Development Center (PDC) and serves as the Commission’s exhibition space featuring collections of the past Auditor Generals, Chairpersons, and Commissioners of the Commission, such as paintings, mementos, and office paraphernalia during their respective tenures.
Questionnaires were distributed to COA employees to determine the usage awareness and importance of the collection contained in the COA Memorabilia. Interviews were conducted with the past Directors who supervised the said Memorabilia Room, as well as with the librarians. Results were analyzed and conclusions as well as recommendations are provided.
Keywords: memorabilia; heritage; information; knowledge; preservation