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