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    Valle de Moche, Trujillo, Perú
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    Perú
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    Comunidade de habitantes de São Domingos e antigos trabalhadores da Mina do mesmo nome
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    Comunidades locais do concelho de Portimão
  • Country | País | País | Pays
    Portugal

Identification | Identificación | Identificação

Photo | Fotografía | Fotografia | Photographie
Image credits | Créditos de imagen | Crédits photo| Créditos de imagem
Barbados Museum and Historical Society
Museum name | Nombre del museo | Nome do museu | Nom du musée
Barbados Museum and Historical Society
Institutional nature | Nombre del museo | Natureza institucional | Type d'institution
Museum / Museo / Museu / Musée
Short description | Descripción breve | Descrição resumida | Description brève
The Barbados Museum and Historical Society is a non-profit organization established in 1933. Its origins are as a community museum, forming through the civic care of the natural history collection of a St. Lucy rector and the efforts of antiquarian and genealogist Eustace Shilstone to provide public access to the island’s history. The mandate of the museum is to collect, document and conserve evidence of Barbados’ cultural, historical and environmental heritage; and to interpret and present this evidence for all sectors of society. In addition to the seven permanent collection galleries, the museum currently integrates community interest in its exhibition programming and project development. It is one of the protected buildings in the UNESCO World Heritage site Historic Bridgetown and its Garrison.
Community | Comunidad | Comunidade | Communauté
Barbados, Diaspora, Caribbean, International
Main identity icons | Principales iconos de identidad | Iconografia mais relevante | Objets les plus représentatifs
Target Audience | Público-objetivo | Público alvo | Public cible
Barbados nationals, visitors
Year of foundation | Año de fundación | Ano de fundação | Année de création
1933
Curator | Conservador | Comissário | Conservateur
Director - Alissandra Cummins
Public opening date | Fecha de Apertura | Data de abertura | Date d'ouverture
Institutional affiliation | Afiliación institucional | Vinculação institucional
NGO | ONG
Entity Name | Nombre de la entidad | Nome da entidade
Panorama

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Origin history | Origen Histórico | Origem história | Origine historique
The Barbados Museum & Historical Society was established in 1933 by an Act of Parliament. The Museum began as a historic society founded by Mr. Eustace Maxwell Shilstone. At that time, the mandate of the historic society was to “to study and put on permanent record the history of the Island, its leading families and public men, old buildings and other matters of interest to antiquarians in Barbados and overseas”.

By June 23 of that year, a temporary exhibition was opened by the Acting Governor at Queen's Park House. Three months later the Society secured the 99 year lease of the former military prison, which became the permanent home of the Barbados Museum and Historical Society.
Documentation | Documentación | Documentação | Documentation
Video | Vídeo | Vidéo
Access type | Tipo de acceso | Tipo de acesso | Conditions d'accès
Barbadian Nationals - Free Entrance; Visitors - Paid Entrance
Activities and services | Actividades y servicios | Actividades e serviços | Activités et services
Permanent collection care & Acquisitions; temporary exhibitions; co-curated exhibitions with Jewish and East Indian communities; maintenance of offsite collections; professional heritage consultation; Junior Curator's programme; Heritage Champions programme; Annual Journal; Genealogy Group; History Group; digitization projects; Local offsite community projects; International strategic partnership projects; Special events; museum gift shop; Shilstone Memorial Library

Main collection | Colección principal | Colecção principal

Named Collection | Denominación de la colección | Denominação | Dénomination de la collection
Photo | Fotografía | Fotografia | Photographie
Image credits | Creditos de imagen | Créditos de imagem | Crédits photo
Barbados Museum and Historical Society
Type | Tipo | Tipo | Type
Fine Art
Short description | Resumen | Resumo | Description brève
This gallery features a wide collection of 17th to 19th century art and craft, including paintings by Agostino Brunias donated by Sir Peter Moores, and a major collection of West Indian prints donated by the late Sir Edward Cunard and Victorian shell craft donated by Eileen Maremont, along with mahogany furniture for which the island is famed.

Some of the finest West Indian prints are those by military artists Lieut. J. H. Caddy whose depictions of coastal and interior landscape scenes of St. Lucia, St. Vincent, Dominica and St. Kitts are skilfully executed in a picturesque series of coloured aquatints; and Lieut. J. M. Carters’ series of ten lithographs which deal exclusively with Barbadian landscape typically of buildings, landscapes and street scenes mainly in and around the Garrison area.

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Collection 2 | Colección 2 | Colecção 2

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Collection 3 | Colección 3 | Colecção 3

Named Collection | Denominación de la colección | Denominação | Dénomination de la collection
Photo | Fotografía | Fotografia | Photographie
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Contact | Contacto | Contacto

Website | Sitio Web | Sitio de Internet | Site web
e-Mail | Correo electrónico | Correio electrónico | Courrier électronique
Phone | Teléfono | Telefone | Téléphone
+1 (246) 538 0201

Location | Ubicación | Localização

Street | Calle | Rua | Rue
St. Ann's Garrison
Place | Lugar | Lugar | Lieu
St. Michael
Country | País | País | Pays
West Indies, Barbados
Timetable | Horario | Horários | Horaires
Monday to Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Sundays 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
     
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