Archaeologist Katarina Jacobson—from Guadeloupe—recently won the Emerging Caribbean Museum Professional Award. The award was presented to her as part of the 30th Museums Association of the Caribbean Conference and general meeting held in Fort-de-France, Martinique. France-Antilles reports:
“This award is a recognition of the Caribbean museum community and the work I have been carrying out for 20 years now.” The Guadeloupian archaeologist, 39-year-old Katarina Jacobson, had the delightful surprise of receiving, a few days ago, the award for “Emerging Caribbean Museum Professional.” Mother of three, the young woman is currently the only Guadeloupean who practices the archeology of the pre-Columbian Caribbean—a field she studied at Université Panthéon-Sorbonne (Paris) and in association with the archeology faculty of the University of Leiden (Netherlands). This unique distinction—the MAC Awards—was initiated for the first time by the Association of Museums of the Caribbean, on the occasion of its 30th annual congress, held from November 12 to 16 in Martinique. The objective is to highlight and celebrate the achievements of individuals and institutions in the promotion of the Caribbean museum and heritage sector.
A specialist in ceramics, Katarina Jacobson is now responsible for the collections department at the Édgar Clerc Museum, located at Le Moule, Guadeloupe. This year, she was also co-curator of the international exhibition “Caribbean Ties,” which was renamed locally as “Liens caribéens / Lyannaj péyi LaKarayib,” on view at the Édgar Clerc Museum. It will be traveling throughout the territory starting in January 2020.
Translated by Ivette Romero. For the original article (in French), see https://www.guadeloupe.franceantilles.fr/actualite/culture/l-archeologue-katarina-jacobson-primee-en-martinique-560787.php