Research is a key part of developing any exhibition, and a trip to the archives is often a step in getting the research done. And as researchers know, sometimes you go looking for something specific and you find that and move along; and sometimes you trawl through, like a fisherperson exploring the depths, and you may come up with unexpected delights.
The UWI Museum has on display material that have been the result of both types of archival journey. And some of those stories were shared in celebration of International Archives Day, in a session at the University of the West Indies Archives on June 6. Curator Suzanne Francis-Brown acknowledged the importance of archives internationally, and focused on experiences in the UWI Archives as part of research for the book Mona Past & Present, as well as in developing exhibitions for the Museum.
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