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The Blank Canvas: October 19th, 2016

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The Blank Canvas: October 19th, 2016

Holly Bynoe

On this week’s Blank Canvas, Assistant Curator at the NAGB, Natalie Willis, joins host, Amanda Coulson to speak about their recent research and presentation trip to the National Gallery of the Cayman Islands (NGCI) for the 2016 Museums Association of the Caribbean  (MAC) conference.

The 27th annual conference under the theme: ‘The Essential Museum- Redefining the role of the cultural and heritage sector for 21st-century audiences’ welcomed 80 attendees from the wider Caribbean and its diasporas. Coulson and Willis speak towards a moment for institutions across the Caribbean to get together and think through issues, challenges and key points of motivation. 

One of the major presentations at the conference came from the curatorial team of the recently opened Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture who clearly showed interest in supporting work from the diasporas, ensuring fair representation, community outreach, diversity within American institutions.

The Blank Canvas airs Wednesdays at 6:30 pm on Guardian Talk Radio, 96.9FM. Be sure to tune in.