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GETTING 2017 UNDERWAY

2017 has started with a rush and we want to make sure that you’re kept up to date. So aside from exhibitions and our on-going focus on enriching the social history of the UWI, we are collaborating on a January 27 UWI and the 1960s event with our colleagues at the Department of History & Archaeology; and we are engaging with a project to spread skills on 3-D and spherical technologies as they apply to museums.

SEASONS GREETINGS – Video greeting from the UWI Museum

This is a season of celebration and renewal.
In our last post we shared the process of tuning the steelpan which is one of the artifacts in our museum, a connection to aspects of the history and heritage of the University of the West Indies and of the region it serves, and a recent example of one of Trinidad & Tobago’s gifts to the world.
This week we share a snippet of Christmas music played on the same pan.

VIDEO: TUNING THAT PAN!

The authentic Trini steelpan on display in the UWI Museum serves a lot of purposes: It is an artifact in its own right, donated to the UWI by a former alumna who became Prime Minister of the twin-island republic that gave birth to pan; it conjures T&T and the UWI St Augustine Campus there; it is a unique musical instrument. It also provides the museum the occasional opportunity to fill the space with the signature sound.

GETTING OUT THERE

So here’s what just landed on the desk: A hot-off-the-press copy of a new book titled: Positioning Your Museum as a Critical Community Asset. A Practical Guide. And the part that makes us proud – We’re in it!

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