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Our first scheduled training program for 2020, which was to be a French-speaking five-day workshop on Disaster Risk Management to be held in Martinique has now been postponed until November. The workshop is the result of a collaboration between ICOM, the Museums Association of the Caribbean, and the Collectivité Territoriale de Martinique, with support from the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture’s Office of Strategic Partnerships and the French Ministry of Culture.(more…)
The Museums Association of the Caribbean (MAC) will partner with the Association of African American Museums (AAAM) to present a pre-conference workshop, sessions and its annual AGM at the 42nd Annual AAAM Conference in Miami, FL. The AAAM conference theme, “Sun, Soul and Soil: Diasporic Blackness and Justice in Global Museums” encapsulates the international dimension of the conference which will consider the global impact of African American institutions, explore concepts of blackness and justice in museums around the world, and look at the work of museums throughout the Black diaspora. The two organizations are inspired by the richness of the collective museum cohorts coming together, and look forward to discovering organizational intersections and ingenuity. The conference welcomes professionals from museums, archives, libraries, cultural centers and academia; August 5-8, 2017 at the JW Marriott Marquis Miami in downtown Miami, FL.
As part of this co-convening MAC will present a pre-conference day workshop on “Advocacy Skills for the Museum Professional” on August 5th, present multiple sessions by its members during the conference program and hold its Annual General Meeting as part of the conference proceedings on August 7th. These programs will be open to all registered conference participants.
French-speaking Museum professionals from the Caribbean region will participate in the five-day workshop on Disaster Risk Management to be held in Martinique. The workshop is the result of collaboration between ICOM, the Museum Association of the Caribbean, and the “Collectivité Territoriale de Martinique.” It will be supported by the National Museum of African American History & Culture, Smithsonian Institution and the French Ministry of Culture.(more…)
Les professionnels francophones des musées de la région Caraïbes participeront à un atelier de formation professionnelle de cinq jours sur la gestion des risques naturels qui aura lieu en Martinique. L’atelier est le fruit d’une collaboration entre l’ICOM, l’Association des Musées de la Caraïbes (MAC) et la Collectivité Territoriale de Martinique. Il sera soutenu par le Musée national d’histoire et de culture afro-américaine, la Smithsonian Institution et le Ministère français de la Culture.(more…)
As part of our 30th Anniversary celebrations, MAC was delighted to present our inaugural Awards Program which has been developed as part of our ongoing commitment to the advancement of the Caribbean museum sector. This program will seek to recognize and celebrate, on an annual basis, the accomplishments of individuals and institutions in advancing the Caribbean museums and heritage sector, as well as museum and heritage sector careers across the region.(more…)
Dans le cadre de nos célébrations du 30e anniversaire, l’AMC a été ravi de présenter notre programme de récompenses inaugural qui a été développé dans le cadre de notre engagement continu à l’avancement du secteur des musées des Caraïbes. Ce programme visera à reconnaître et à célébrer, sur une base annuelle, les réalisations des individus et des institutions dans l’avancement des musées et du secteur du patrimoine des Caraïbes, ainsi que les carrières dans les musées et le secteur du patrimoine dans la région.(more…)
Over 92 delegates from 36 institutions in 19 countries gathered to celebrate MAC’s 2019 30th Anniversary Conference hosted by the Collectivité Territoriale de Martinique (CTM) from 12 – 17 November.(more…)
Plus de 92 délégués de 36 institutions de 19 pays se sont réunis pour célébrer le congrès 2019 du 30e anniversaire de l’AMC organisé par la Collectivité Territoriale de Martinique (CTM) du 12 au 17 novembre.(more…)
The 30th Conference of the Museums Association of the Caribbean concluded on Friday, November 15 with an Annual General Assembly at the CTM’s Hotel de l’Assemblée. The delegates, from some 20 Caribbean countries and their US and European diasporas, sat in a plenary session.(more…)
Le 30e congrès de l’Association des Musées de la Caraïbs s’est achevé le vendredi 15 novembre par une assemblée générale à l’Hôtel de l’Assemblée de la CTM. Les délégués, originaires d’une vingtaine de pays des Caraïbes et de leurs diasporas américaines et européennes, ont siégé en séance plénière.(more…)
One of the highlights of our annual gathering is the silent auction which always takes place during the conference. We are reaching out to solicit auction donations from you or your organization. The funds raised from your contribution will help MAC continue serving the interests and professional needs of Caribbean museums, galleries and heritage sites.(more…)
The MAC Members Corner is a way to get to know MAC members and learn about the ongoing work in and challenges of museums around the region. In this first edition, we present an interview with Mariel Quiñones Vélez. She works as a curator at the Dr. Pío López Art Museum, University of Puerto Rico at Cayey.(more…)
« Le coin des membres de l’AMC » est un moyen de découvrir les membres de l’AMC et de comprendre le travail continu et les défis des musées de la région. Dans cette première édition, nous vous présentons un entretien avec Mariel Quiñones Vélez. Elle travaille en tant que conservatrice au Musée d’Art Dr. Pío López de l’Université de Porto Rico à Cayey.(more…)
In September, members of MAC attended the ICOM Triennial Conference in Kyoto. The conference was in the news in Japan every day. Even internationally, the conference was picked up by the news because of a huge debate that erupted: was ICOM going to change its definition of ‘the museum’?(more…)
En septembre, les membres de l’AMC ont assisté au congrès triennal de l’ICOM à Kyoto. Le congrès était mentionné dans les journaux au Japon tous les jours. Même à l’échelle internationale, le congrès a été repris par les nouvelles en raison d’un énorme débat qui a éclaté: l’ICOM allait-il changer sa définition de «musée»?(more…)
The CTM is the host organization for MAC’s 2019 Conference and Annual General Meeting. In this short interview posed through seven questions, we get to know more about how the CTM oversees some of Martinique’s 23 museums.(more…)
La CTM est l’organisation hôte du Congrès et de l’Assemblée générale annuelle 2019 de l’AMC. À travers sept questions, nous vous invitons à découvrir la façon dont la CTM supervise certains des 23 musées de la Martinique.(more…)
The Museums Association of the Caribbean is delighted to be participating in the program of the 2019 ICOM Triennial in Kyoto, Japan, through two panel discussions that explore collaborative partnerships and community museums within the wider conference theme ‘Museums as Cultural Hubs: The Future of Tradition.’ The full program is available via the conference website.(more…)
Premier regard sur un paysage muséal en réseau.
Sylvia Berté |Instagram: @plantemere
En novembre prochain, à l’invitation de la Collectivité Territoriale de Martinique (CTM), des membres de l’Association des Musées de la Caraïbe (AMC) et des professionnels des musées de l’île et de la région se réuniront pour la conférence annuelle de l’organisation caribbéenne. Le thème choisi cette année, «Le musée: marqueur d’identité, acteur du développement culturel et socio-économique dans les Caraïbes et ses diasporas», invite à des discussions sur l’impact et les contributions des musées du passé et du présent. Les participants auront l’occasion de construire collectivement un corpus de réflexion tout en s’immergeant dans les spécificités du paysage muséal de la Martinique.(more…)
First look at the island’s network of museums and sites.
By: Sylvia Berté |Instagram: @plantemere
This upcoming November, upon invitation of the Collectivité Territoriale de Martinique (CTM), members of the Museums Association of the Caribbean and museum professionals from the French island and across the region will gather for MAC’s annual conference. This year’s chosen theme, The Museum: Identity Marker, Actor of Cultural and Socio-economic Development in the Caribbean and its Diasporas, invites conversations about the impact and contributions of museums past and present. Delegates will be given the opportunity to collectively build a body of thinking while being immersed in the specificities of Martinique’s museum landscape.(more…)
MAC was on the road during the first quarter of 2019 travelling to France and Portugal to represent the Caribbean museum sector at UNESCO and EU-LAC meetings.
One of the key concepts behind the ICOM 2019 theme of Museums as Cultural Hubs is supporting museum collaborations and partnerships. In the spirit of this theme, the Commonwealth Association of Museums (CAM), the International Council of African Museums (AFRICOM), the Museums Association of the Caribbean (MAC), and the Pacific Islands Museums Association (PIMA) are collaborating to organise a half day event to explore international partnerships and collaborations and the potential for these four ICOM Affiliated Organisations to work together more effectively.
MAC is seeking donations of items for its annual Silent Auction. For the past few years, MAC has held a Silent Auction at its annual conference as a fundraiser for the organisation. Conference delegates attending MAC’s Annual General Meeting have the chance to bid on museum publications, crafts, jewelry, artwork, and many other items.
This year, MAC will again hold a Silent Auction during the 2018 International Museums Conference. We are looking to presenters, delegates, and others to donate objects to the Silent Auction or to share this information with colleagues and others.
Further information can be found in the Silent Auction Request Letter .
Objects for donation can be registered online and then either brought to the conference or shipped ahead of the conference to the Barbados Museum & Historical Society.
We thank you for your generosity in participating in the Silent Auction!
The Museums Association of the Caribbean 2018 AGM Fellowship Programme is a professional growth opportunity that provides financial support for Caribbean-based museum professionals at any stage of their career to attend the MAC Annual General Meeting and associated conference. The goal of the fellowship is to promote greater inclusivity of museum professionals working in underrepresented regions and/or marginalised museums and cultural heritage sites.
Caribbean Museums is the journal publication of the Museums Association of the Caribbean. It is dedicated primarily to sharing research papers presented at our annual conference and was first published in 2016. In addition to conference papers, other relevant articles can be peer reviewed and published in Caribbean Museums. We are very pleased to be able to share Volume 2-3 with you! It contains papers presented at our annual conferences in St Lucia (2015) and in Cayman Islands (2016) and was edited by Sherene James-Williamson and Lee Jolliffe.
The authors in Caribbean Museums Volume 2-3 discuss topics such as museum sustainability through youth engagement, how to engage with diverse youth audiences throughout the Caribbean, combining art and technology, teaching children to document intangible heritage, and opening up to new audiences through bundled art experiences.
The Museums Association of the Caribbean is pleased to announce its upcoming conference. The 2018 MAC Annual General Meeting will take place within the International Museums Conference which is organized as a partnership between MAC, the EU-LAC-Museums project, and the University of the West Indies (UWI). The conference will take place on 6-10 November 2018 in Bridgetown, Barbados, at UWI Cave Hill.
Welcome to MAC’s new website!
For our regular visitors, you will notice an immediate change when you now visit caribbeanmuseums.com. The previous website had been updated a number of times, in 2012, 2014 and most recently in 2016. However, its underlying platform did not support all the modern functionality MAC needed, such as image galleries, newsletter mailings, or embedded surveys and forms.
Statement from the Museums Association of the Caribbean (MAC) regarding Hurricanes Irma & Maria and the Caribbean’s Impacted Heritage Institutions and Collections.
The MAC board and membership would like to express their sympathies for the Caribbean region and populations impacted by hurricane Irma & hurrican Maria. While the region’s first priority must be the reconstruction of basic facilities in regards to human life and health in the devastated areas, MAC is concurrently working to identify the storm-related impact to heritage institutions and their collections.