Caribbean Heritage Network Blog & News

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...

Posted by Mrs. Carmel Haynes on January 2, 2019

In July 2018, the Caribbean Heritage Network (CHN) was very saddened to hear of the loss of one of the region's most committed heritage champions, Dr. Janice Lindsay, who served as the CHN's Interim Vice Chair.

Dr. Lindsay, who at the time of her passing was the Principal Director of Culture and Creative Industries in the Policy Division of the Jamaica Ministry of Culture, Gender,...