“Exposed: Images of Yesteryear,” an exhibition of photographs depicting landscapes and portraits of old Barbados, has opened at the Barbados Museum and Historical Society at the Garrison, St. Michael, Barbados. The exhibition will run until June 11, Mondays to Saturdays, 9:00am to 5:00pm and on Sundays from 2:00 to 6:00pm. Admission to the museum is free to locals and all CARICOM nationals.
The selection of photographs from the Museum’s collection will also allow visitors to examine the earliest commercially available photographic processes, including daguerreotype, tin type, albumen, glass plate negatives, callotype, and the early 20th century use of photographic gel images. This is a unique opportunity to see the changing views of Barbados through the photographic lens shortly after the invention of photography in 1832.
Also, as part of the museum’s 2010 Lecture Series Emigration from Barbados, hosted by the BMHS and the Department of History and Philosophy of the UWI. The final lecture in the series, “Migration and the Barbadian Standard of Living” by Dr. Delisle Worrell, Governor of the Central Bank of Barbados, takes place on Tuesday, 20th April, at 7:30 p.m. at the Grande Salle, Tom Adams Financial Centre, Bridgetown, Barbados.
For more information, see http://www.barbmuse.org.bb/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=8&Itemid=2
Dr. Delisle Worrell’s lecture and others from the 2010 Lecture Series are available at http://www.wincallender.com/swizzleradio.htm
Unrelated postcard photo of Royal Dutch West India Warehouse from http://www.therumelier.com/id79.html