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UWI Museums @10: 54 Pieces of our Past

On June 27, 2012, the UWI Museum opened its doors for the first time to visitors from near and far. It was one momentous occasion, as the years of plans to establish a museum reflective of the history and mandate of the University were finally brought to fruition.

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The West Indies and Special Collections, UWI Mona Library

by Mrs. Bernadette Worrell-Johnson

Librarian, West Indies and Special Collections (WISC), The UWI Mona Library

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Decolonisation and Digitalisation of a Historical Caribbean Aerial Photograph Collection

by Dr Thera Edwards, The Map and Image Library, The UWI Mona

The Map and Image Library of the Department of Geography and Geology received a collection of some ten thousand aerial photographs of the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s Commonwealth Caribbean from Royal Holloway College of the University of London in the summer of 2016 (see Edwards and McGregor, 2019).

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Exploring The UWI Museums: Discovering the Wonders of the University of the West Indies Zoology Museum

Dr Amy Deacon and Ms Jennalee Ramnarine, The Department of Life Sciences, The University of the West Indies, St Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago.

Hidden within the Department of Life Sciences at The University of the West Indies St. Augustine there is a spectacular treasure trove, brimming with preserved zoological specimens.

This Aladdin’s Cave is otherwise known as the UWI Zoology Museum (UWIZM), and its collections date back to the 1920s.

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