March 21, 2023

Cayman: Overseas family gives paintings to National Collection

Grand Cayman, 30 August 2022 – The Cayman National Cultural Foundation (CNCF) is pleased to announce a significant donation by a family with close ties to the Cayman Islands. The donated artworks are two mixed media images by Miss Gladwyn K. “Lassie” Bush and a watercolour painting by US artist and long-time visitor Mrs. Betty Wood. The […]

Cayman Islands Museum Acquisition: A home for a hero’s swords

The Cayman Islands National Museum recently accepted two ceremonial swords into the National Collection. Once owned by thirty-three year Police Inspector veteran, Joseph Rodriguez ‘Roddy’ Watler (1890-1965), the rapiers are archtypes of an 1897 British Infantry Officer’s sword, and a possible 1827 German-made, British Rifle Officer’s sword, its proof disc suggests. The 1897 model sword’s […]