Barbados Museum bids Farewell to MMXIII but not before creating Next Generation of Curators and Publishing 80th Journal

Sir Trevor Carmichael, popular patron of the Arts as well as now President of Barbados Museum & Historical Society took a moment from his busy schedule to congratulate the Museum on their 80th Edition for the public (available at a nominal fee)

Sir Trevor Carmichael, popular patron of the Arts as well as now President of Barbados Museum & Historical Society took a moment from his busy schedule to congratulate the Museum on their 80th Edition for the public (available at a nominal fee)

Our hearts go out to Castries, Roseau & Kingstown after their horrific Christmas, but it begs a few questions… Among them? If you knew a storm was swiping near Barbados and you had enough time to store precious antiques, do you know it has to be arranged in a particular way or you may lose more than you save?

Peggy McGeary revealing you cannot just grab a vase just so, there's a particular technique in doing so - no matter what a hurry you're in!

Peggy McGeary revealing you cannot just grab a vase just so, there’s a particular technique in doing so – no matter what a hurry you’re in!

This is what a crop of young Curators learned first-hand in the heritage site district of the Garrison, a crash course on curating at the Barbados Museum when a tropical storm sent them scurrying, their trainer and mentor – Peggy McGeary – explained to Bajan Reporter;-

The interns expressing their gratitude for the valuable knowledge shared with them and how it will influence their future decisions as a career...

The interns expressing their gratitude for the valuable knowledge shared with them and how it will influence their future decisions as a career…

This programme for selecting potential new curators began in 1991, and Mrs McGeary has been teaching new crops of curators for the last 14 years. Donors like R. L. Mark & Co. have made expenses for the education not as burdensome, being a Curator is not as simple as it appears, as the experienced curator related;-

The journal was printed by COT Industries and features as its cover, a Redleg family in St John from an early 20th Century daguerrotype

The journal was printed by COT Industries and features as its cover, a Redleg family in St John from an early 20th Century daguerrotype

The Museum also delved into their annual display of publishing with the 80th Journal which revealed many intriguing artefacts… The fact there’s an older successful black businessman than the revered London Bourne, this one is Joseph Rachell born in the late 1700′s!

Editor Dr Karl Watson proudly displaying the almost-National Geographic quality bird photos in this edition.

Editor Dr Karl Watson proudly displaying the almost-National Geographic quality bird photos in this edition.

Further reading in this year’s entry from the Historical society would revel how the first local Police Commissioner of Barbados was what later Bajans would consider a Backra-Johnny or a Redleg. Plus many Bird Watching mini-documentaries, including the renowned Dr John Webster!

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  1. Interesting article :)

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