Sessions, Papers and Posters

March 16-19, 2020
The University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus, Barbados

9:00am to 10:30am [AST -04:00]

Session 12A PANEL: Heritage, Conservation and Communities
Goddard's Room, SCHSBM, The UWI, Cave Hill Campus

Chair: Janice Cumberbatch, Centre for Resources Management and Environmental Studies (CERMES), The UWI, Cave Hill Campus

This session will be available by Zoom Meeting for remote registrants. 

9:00am to 12:00pm [AST -04:00]

Session 12B WORKSHOP: Surveying Your Collection: For Preservation, Conservation and Digitization FACEBOOK LIVE
Barbados Museum and Historical Society (BMHS), The Garrison

 

Workshop Facilitator: Anne Bancroft, Senior Book and Paper Conservator, V&A Museum (UK)

The main objective of this workshop is for participants to be able to have an overview on how to conduct a fit for purpose bespoke survey. It will cover how to identify the condition of objects, how to handle objects and how to use the information gathered effectively in making business cases for preservation, conservation and digitisation. In addition to a presentation, the participants will be expected to take part in a round table discussion about their experiences with surveys. There will be a practical object handling session, a risk assessment and they will take part in a survey of a collection.

 

This session can also be viewed on Facebook Live.  

Register Now for this Workshop. Capacity: 20 persons. Limited Space

10:45am to 11:00am [AST -04:00]

Session 13 POSTER: The Journey: Communities and Conservation through Infrastructure ZOOM MEETING SESSION
Goddard's Room, SCHSBM, The UWI, Cave Hill Campus

Chair: Sheron Johnson, Ministry of Creative Economy, Culture and Sports

 

 

This session will be available by Zoom Meeting for remote registrants. 

11:00am to 12:00pm [AST -04:00]

Session 14 ROUNDTABLE: Examining the Resiliency of Caribbean Museum and Heritage Attractions ZOOM MEETING SESSION
Goddard's Room, SCHSBM, The UWI, Cave Hill Campus

 

Moderator: Kery Hall, Ministry of Tourism and International Transport

 

Lead Presenters: Michael Scantlebury & Allison Adams, Grand Valley State University. "Examining the Resiliency of Caribbean Museum Attractions"

Discussant: Nirvana Persaud, National Trust of Guyana

Discussant: Shani Roper, The UWI Museum

 

This session will be available by Zoom Meeting for remote registrants.  

1:00pm to 2:00pm [AST -04:00]

Session 15 ROUNDTABLE: Establishing a Code of Ethics for Conservation in the Caribbean ZOOM MEETING SESSION
Goddard's Room, SCHSBM, The UWI, Cave Hill Campus

 

Moderator: Christine Toppin-Allahar

 

Lead Presenter: Joelle Salkey, Conservator, National Gallery of Jamaica

Discussant: CARBICA Conservator

Discussant: Anne Bancroft, V&A Museum

Discussant: Alana Lancaster, The UWI, Cave Hill Campus

 

This session will be available by Zoom Meeting for remote registrants.  

1:30pm to 4:30pm [AST -04:00]

Session 17A WORKSHOP: Adapting Cultural Heritage in the Caribbean in the Face of Climate Change FACEBOOK LIVE
Barbados Museum and Historical Society (BMHS), The Garrison

 

 

Facilitator: Andrea Richards, Heritage Consultant

Climate change, through temperature increases, sea-level rise, increased frequencies of extreme weather events, and coupled with existing man-made pressures, is exerting considerable impacts on the natural and cultural environment. In the warm humid climate of the Caribbean - though not unique to the region – are the wide reaching impacts of stronger hurricanes, prolonged periods of droughts, sea level rise, flooding, erosion, other weather phenomena, and an increase in oceanic and atmospheric temperatures. There is however very little monitoring taking place to allow heritage stewards to develop and implement the applicable mitigation and adaptation strategies; and as climate change increases, so will the damage to our heritage sites such as flooding in our historic coastal towns or loss of archaeological sites from coastal erosion. There has also been no extensive research on what climate change impacts on heritage look like in the Caribbean. This interactive workshop is meant to be a working discussion amongst professionals in the Caribbean heritage sector looking at developing practical solutions on how to make heritage more resilient to these impacts. Participants will be invited to come prepared to work on a pre-selected site of their choice, looking at strategies (monitoring, predictive modeling, management) which can be employed to improve stewardship at these sites for mitigation and adaptation to better protect these sites. 

 

This session can also be viewed on Facebook Live. 

Register Now for this Workshop. Capacity: 20 persons. Space is Limited

2:00pm to 2:15pm [AST -04:00]

Session 16 POSTER: TBA
Goddard's Room, SCHSBM, The UWI, Cave Hill Campus

 

 

Chair: TBA

2:30pm to 5:30pm [AST -04:00]

Session 17B WORKSHOP: Show Your Heritage! Methods and Materials for the Conservational Display of Artefacts
First Citizens' Room, SCHSBM, The UWI, Cave Hill Campus

 

 

Facilitator: Suzanne McGarraugh, Exhibit Design Services (USA)

You have a great collection in your archive, now what do you do with it? Come discover some of the best practices for safely exhibiting artefacts from an artefact mountmaker with over 25 years of experience. In this hands-on workshop, attendees will learn about the materials, tools and skills needed to create artefact display mounts that are conservationally sound and esthetically pleasing. A variety of challenges and solutions that are encountered when creating an exhibit will be covered.

 

Register Now for this Workshop. Capacity: 20 persons.