The Caribbean Heritage Network (CHN) is pleased to announce the release of its new membership video. It provides an overview of the CHN, including its features and benefits. It also tells you how to become a member and navigate the website.
Can you guess who the narrator is? It's CHN Member Kevin Farmer, Deputy Director of the Barbados Museum and Historical Society. Let's meet him!
Profile of Kevin Farmer, Archaeologist and Deputy Director of the Barbados Museum and Historical Society
Kevin Farmer MA is currently Deputy Director of the Barbados Museum and Historical Society (BMHS). He holds a Master’s degree in History (Heritage Studies) from the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill, Barbados. From 2010 to 2011 he was Assistant Lecturer in Archaeology in the Department of History at the University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad, and is currently pursuing doctoral studies in Archaeology at the University of Sussex in the United Kingdom. He was also a part time lecturer in the MA Heritage Studies programme at the UWI Cave Hill – from 2011 to 2014. Mr. Farmer is co-editor of the publication entitled: Plantation to Nation: Caribbean Museums and National Identity. He was the principal researcher on the Barbados Museum’s nomination to the Memory of the World Register, examining the location and condition of extant documents relating to slavery and the slave trade in the Caribbean. This research resulted in the successful inscription of the Slave Trade archives housed at the Barbados Museum onto the Memory of the World Register. He also worked on the Research Team to compile the Nomination Dossier for Historic Bridgetown and its Garrison and serves as an active member of the Barbados World Heritage Committee. He has also written about the contemporary state of cultural resource management in Barbados, the use of Geographic Information Systems for Cultural Resource Management along with several contributory chapters in the Encyclopedia of Caribbean Archaeology edited by Basil Reid & Grant Gillmore. His research interests include the creation of cultural identity in post-colonial states, the role of museums in national development, the management and curation of archaeological resources and the role of heritage in national development.