The University Archives in collaboration with the University Museum mounts “A Great Day for All”: An Exhibition on Academic Dress & Celebration.

UWI Museum

At the University of the West Indies (UWI), graduation season runs for a month and takes in campuses that stretch the length and bredth of the Caribbean region — and into cyberspace. So the museum, in collaboration with the UWI Archives, is chiming in with an exhibition on academic dress and celebration.

The exhibition runs from October 19 through November. It looks at the history of academic regalia globally and locally, and at the occasions when the UWI academic community dons its gowns.


One special feature of this exhibition is our title poster – a gift from international poster artists Michael ‘Freestylee’ Thompson of Jamaica and Maria Papaefstathiou of Greece. Maria visited the UWI Museum in early October, while she was in Jamaica for the launch of a National Gallery exhibition on reggae poster art — the outcome of an international competition and a step towards the development of…

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