The Local Organising Committee (LOC) of the UWI/ OAS Caribbean Heritage Network (CHN) Caribbean Conversations in Conservation series is pleased to announce that it will move forward with a virtual/ online programme starting Thursday, April 15, 2021. We are organising monthly sessions that will take the Caribbean Conversation about Conservation Online! The original programme of this multi-disciplinary, practical conference was postponed in March 2020 due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Conference organisers were hoping to deliver a face-to-face conference over the course of 2020 but that was not possible due to the changing nature of the pandemic. However, we are pleased to bring you a series of online engagements based on the original conference programme with some new featured sessions. The CHN is committed to bringing together heritage professionals from across the Caribbean region to discuss the challenges and opportunities in heritage conservation. We are pleased to welcome archaeologists, architects, engineers, archivists, and museum professionals to a series of milestone capacity building exercises for the region’s professionals to gain knowledge and experience in the area of conservation. We are particularly pleased to have the support of our partners the Barbados Museum and Historical Society and ICOM Barbados.
We kick off the series on Thursday, April 15, 2021 marking ICOMOS International Day for Monuments and Sites (April 18) with our first seminar: "A Holistic Approach to Heritage Conservation in the Greater Caribbean: Case Studies from Jamaica". Join Brent Fortenberry, Clive Dawson and Peregrine Bryant for a discussion on conservation efforts in Jamaica. Register now: http://bit.ly/CCC2021Jamaica.