#MACBahamas2023

The Power of Museums: Relevancy, Advocacy, Transformation

Conference Announcement

The 2023 MAC Conference will take place in Nassau, Bahamas from Wednesday, March 1 to Sunday, March 5, 2023. This will be MAC’s first in-person conference since 2019, and will feature:

  • Panels by museum and cultural heritage site professionals from across the Caribbean and its diaspora, featuring the 2023 conference themes
  • Virtual tours of Bahamas museums and cultural heritage sites
  • Networking and social events highlighting the cuisine, music, art and culture of the Bahamas

Note: The Annual General Meeting (AGM) will NOT take place during this conference. The 2023 AGM will be held virtually in November 2023.


Conference Theme: The Power of Museums: Relevancy, Advocacy, Transformation

During the Covid-19 pandemic, museum and cultural heritage sites faced numerous challenges in relation to how to sustain themselves and how to support their local communities. We recognized once more the power we hold to bring people together, promote healing, and advocate for change in difficult times. As we approach a post-pandemic era, the time seems ripe to assess how museums and their roles have evolved alongside the surrounding world. For the 2023 conference, we ask museum and other cultural heritage workers to look at the past, their present or the future and consider:

  • How have museums used or can they use their power for good?
  • How can they remain relevant and at the forefront of discussions around identity, culture, sustainability, and more as the field evolves?
  • How have or can museums advocate for change through projects and programs, with their directors, governments, funders, and communities?
  • What roles have museums and cultural heritage sites play in transforming how individuals think, learn, and act in an ever-evolving world?



Call for Proposals

32+

Conferences

185

Engaging Speakers

25+

Countries

200+

Conference Attendees

Bonefish Pond, Bahamas
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National Art Gallery of The Bahamas

Central Bank of The Bahamas

University of The Bahamas

Antiquities Monuments & Museums Corporation

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Conference Contact info

Email: secretariat@caribbeanmuseums.com

MAC 2023 Conference attendees will have the opportunity to stay in the Courtyard by Marriott hotel in the Downtown/Junkanoo Beach area for a discounted conference rate.


Courtyard by Marriott Nassau Downtown/Junkanoo Beach

W Bay St, Nassau, Bahamas

COVID-19 Safety Info

Proof of vaccination against COVID-19 is required. Additionally, we will follow all masking and social-distancing requirements of The Bahamas’s national and local government as well as of any venue where conference activities will be conducted.


Stay in the know

Bahamas Ministry of Health https://www.bahamas.gov.bs/health

Bahamas Travel Updates https://www.bahamas.com/travelupdates