CHN Staying Safe
The last few months have ushered in a profound sense of uncertainty and instability in the world with the spread of the global COVID-19 pandemic. We have been keeping in touch with members and trying to adjust our activities where we can. Unfortunately, the Local Organising Committee (LOC) for the Caribbean Conversations in Conservation Conference which was due to take place March 16-19, 2020 has decided to postpone the face-to-face conference until a more suitable date in 2021 with the hope that international travel becomes a safer prospect. We are exploring different online modalities to deliver exciting, relevant content so stay tuned!
In this issue, we direct members' attention to a very important discussion on the place of colonial monuments on our current landscape in the Caribbean in the wake of the #BlackLivesMatter protests. The UWI Museum helps asks the question are these monuments "Colonial Legacies or National Heritage?". We continue our "Profiles in Heritage" series which will feature the work of Caribbean heritage practitioners working in the region and internationally. Our third profile is a double-team of conservation architects Peregrine Bryant and Brent Fortenberry who have been working in the region for a number of years and are now focusing their attention on Caribbean Built Heritage at Risk. We also hear about the conclusion of the OAS project "Expanding the Socio-Economic Potential of Caribbean Cultural Heritage".
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