The Power of Museums: Relevancy, Advocacy, Transformation

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MAC invites you to join us for our first in-person conference since 2019. This year's conference 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

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.


We offer a variety of rates for everyone, including special rates for MAC members and Caribbean residents. Please use the chart below and select the rate most applicable to you.


Caribbean Non-Caribbean Caribbean Non-Caribbean
INDIVIDUAL $170.00 $230.00 $180.00 $240.00
PRESENTER $155.00 $205.00 $210.00* $260.00*
STUDENT/RETIREE $95.00 $135.00 $105.00 $145.00

Please Note:

- Rates above exclude additional taxes and fees.

- Presenter* - NON-MAC Presenter rate includes 2022-2023 MAC membership. All presenters must be MAC members.


Saturday, March 4th Full Day Tour of Bahamas Cultural Sites (including lunch and dinner) $100.00
Sunday, March 5th Half Day Tour of Bahamas Cultural Sites (including light refreshments) $50.00

Online registration has closed.
On-site registration will be available at the conference.

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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

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COVID-19 Safety Info

There are currently no requirements to show proof of vaccination to attend the MAC conference. While it will not be required, all attendees who feel more comfortable wearing a face mask and/or maintaining a safe social distance are encouraged to do so. Our current requirements are based on the standards set by the Bahamian government and therefore are subject to change. Please also be aware of masking or vaccination requirements by any airlines, hotels, or other private establishments you will be occupying during your stay.

Stay in the know

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

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

Getting to and from the Airport in Nassau

MAC has negotiated a standard rate of $45 USD per ride, plus $2 USD per piece of luggage (standard practice) to and from Lynden Pindling International Airport for all conference attendees. Reserve this rate ASAP by texting the dispatcher below via WhatsApp only.

Taxi Dispatcher

Simone Walker: +1 (242) 813-4933

Note that there is no Uber or Lyft service in Nassau. Taxi rates for the 30–40-minute ride from the airport to the conference hotel are variable and can be expected to cost upwards of $50 USD plus luggage fees. Book the guaranteed rate to avoid any upcharges.