Barbados Museum and Historical Society (Barbados)
Conservation conference (2 & 3 May, 2011)
Free entry, openings, conference, workshop, educational programme.
The Barbados Museum will be launching and focusing on a number of activities during the month of May, starting with an exhibition in the form of a visual and audio documentary of Barbadian Second World War veterans. A Conservation Conference with conservators from the UK and Puerto Rico will follow. This Conference will be open to ICOM members and a few others and is in collaboration with the University of The West Indies in Barbados.
The staff at the Barbados Museum will also be attending a conservation workshop specifically aimed at integrated pest management for one day at the Museum.
If possible, the Barbados Museum will launch a temporary exhibition of Barbadian objects reflecting forgotten domestic memory at The Barbados Museum and at an offsite location. This section will be shared with other ICOM members and institutions who can host a temporary exhibition of this nature. Texts will highlight the use of the objects accompanied by images.
In addition, a large book or canvas will be installed for visitors and locals to document in their chosen form any type of memory. The African Gallery at the Barbados Museum will also host two small cases containing miniature African figurines and objects as part of our contribution to highlight Africa’s cultural contribution to the world.
Contact: Mrs. Allison Callender
Address: St. Anns, Garrison, St. Michael, BB14038 Bridgetown, Barbados