Caribbean Heritage Network Blog & News

Posted by Mrs. Carmel Haynes on February 12, 2019

On May 24, 2018, heritage consultants Coherit Associates and the General Secretariat of the Organization of American States (OAS) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU). This signing initiated the third phase of the project “Expanding the Socio-Economic Potential of Cultural Heritage in the Caribbean” from June 1. It also made possible the continuance of The Caribbean Heritage Network (CHN...

Posted by Mrs. Carmel Haynes on February 8, 2019

The Caribbean Heritage Network was saddened to learn of the passing in January 2019 of Dr. Cherri-Ann Beckles, Assistant Archivist in the University Archives and Records Management Programme at The University of the West Indies (UWI), Cave Hill Campus. With her passing the Caribbean historical and archival community lost a regional treasure. Cherri-Ann’s enthusiasm and commitment to protecting...

Posted by Mrs. Carmel Haynes on February 8, 2019

The International Museums Conference took place from November 6 to 10, 2018, at The University of the West Indies (UWI) Cave Hill Campus in Barbados under the theme: “Itinerant Identities: Museum Communities/Community Museums”, in conjunction with the 29th Annual General Meeting of the Museums Association of the Caribbean (MAC).

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Posted by Mrs. Carmel Haynes on February 8, 2019

Folk music and culture, traditional knowledge and other forms of intangible cultural heritage have not been given the same respect and recognition in the Western canon as artefacts, buildings and property, but they are equally worthy of protection and efforts to preserve their sustainability. This is the strongly held belief of Alissandra Cummins, the Chief Editor of the...

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