Many thanks to Peter Jordens for sending this information.
Samantha A. Rebovich announces that the 2011 Annual General Meeting of the Museums Association of the Caribbean (MAC) will be held from Monday, November 21 through Wednesday, November 23 in English Harbour, Antigua. The Meeting’s theme is ‘Museums and Sustainability’ and focuses on making Caribbean museums sustainable for future generations by greening their spaces, developing new fundraising initiatives in a changing global economy, and creating collections management strategies that speak to the sustainability of nonrenewable cultural resources.
Papers are invited from museum professionals and advocates throughout the Caribbean on topics related to the Meeting theme. In addition to paper sessions, the Meeting will feature several workshops and guest speakers focusing on the issues outlined above. A session will also be dedicated to discussing the future of MAC and how to better integrate museums from throughout the region into our organization.
For information about the Dockyard Museum at Nelson’s Dockyard, English Harbour, Antigua, see: http://www.dockyardmuseum.org.
The Museums Association of the Caribbean was established in 1987 to strengthen links among Caribbean museums and related institutions so that they may develop and promote an appreciation of their common regional heritage through education and professional standards of practice. Its members include museums, cultural and historical societies, national heritage trusts, and individuals and service providers with an interest in the region’s heritage. Current members include institutions from Antigua & Barbuda, Curaçao, the Dominican Republic, Guadeloupe, Guyana, Puerto Rico, St. Croix, St. Kitts, and St. Lucia.
The website of MAC is: http://www.caribbeanmuseums.com.