November 19, 2019

Things that matter: Caribbean Wax Museum, ‘the land’ and other fine art treasures

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BY: SIR HENRY FRASER From Barbados Advocate The Caribbean Wax Museum, the brain child of sculptors Art Edwards and partner Frances Ross, has just been relocated from Maxwell to the centre of Bridgetown, in the Norman Centre on Broad Street. As the website says, “The idea was to capture life-size popular Caribbean personalities in wax […]

CARIFESTA XIII Exhibition marks another Cayman Islands Museum milestone

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The National Museum achieved another milestone recently when Curation & Collections Manager, Debra Barnes-Tábora travelled to Barbados as a 2017 CARIFESTA XIII delegate to mount an exhibition about the Cayman Islands at the Barbados Museum and Historical Society (BMHS). The temporary exhibition, hosted in the Aall Gallery, entitled, ‘The Cayman Islands: A Historical Review’, consisted […]

Things that matter – opportunities lost or ‘taken at the flood’?

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BY: SIR HENRY FRASER From Barbados Advocate Congratulations to David Comissiong for his thoughtful and highly relevant comments in The Barbados Advocate on Wednesday. He asks: “Will we use CARIFESTA to launch a powerful cultural and artistic campaign to regenerate our Barbadian and wider Caribbean nation, or will we squander this priceless opportunity that has […]

Things that matter: Our history, culture and the museum journal

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By Sir Henry Fraser From Barbados Advocate “What do they know of cricket who only cricket know?” (C.L.R.James, famous Trinidadian intellectual and writer) In Beyond a boundary, that great book by C.L.R. James, which every West Indian should read, his pithy, much quoted comment challenges us all to understand the sociology of West Indian cricket. […]

The many magical museums of Barbados

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By Henry S. Fraser From Caribbean360 BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Sunday July 6, 2014 – Museum: From the Latin, and the Ancient Greek (Mouseion), which denotes a temple dedicated to the Muses (the patron divinities in Greek mythology of the arts), and hence a building set apart for study and the arts. Pausanias described a small hill […]