2023 MAC Conference “Power of Museums: Relevancy, Advocacy, Transformation”

The National Art Gallery of The Bahamas (NAGB), in partnership with the Central Bank of The Bahamas (CBOB), the University of The Bahamas (UB), and the Antiquities, Monuments and Museums Corporation (AMMC), is thrilled to announce that we will be hosting the Museums Association of the Caribbean’s (MAC) Conference in Nassau, March 1-5, 2023! For the first time since its inception, the Museum Association of the Caribbean’s (MAC) Conference will take place in The Bahamas under the theme “Power of Museums: Relevancy, Advocacy, Transformation”. 

The Caribbean-wide conference is a forum for the exchange of information and ideas amongst museums and cultural institutions in the Caribbean States and other countries where its diasporas are numerous. Since its inception in 1989, MAC has hosted 32 conferences in 25 countries, each time with over 200 guests in attendance, including 100-125 museum and cultural professionals from Aruba, Australia, The Bahamas, Barbados, Canada, Cayman Islands, Curaçao, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Jamaica, Martinique, Mexico, Panama (North, Central and South), Puerto Rico, Scotland, Senegal, South America (North, Central and South), Trinidad and Tobago, the United Kingdom, and the United States. The primary language of the conference is English, with simultaneous translations into French and Spanish. 

With two full days of world-class presentations and panels, a sparkling opening reception and keynote speaker, networking events and cultural tours, MAC’s first in-person conference since 2019 will be the premier event for local and visiting academics, cultural and museum professionals, and college/university students

To learn more about the MAC Conference and register visit https://caribbeanmuseums.com/macbahamas2023/index.php 


About MAC 

The Museums Association of the Caribbean (MAC) provides opportunities for museums and related organizations and societies with interests in the Caribbean to share experiences and skills. MAC recognizes the importance of museums and heritage sites as centers of conservation and preservation of natural and cultural patrimony and of our common heritage. MAC also acknowledges and seeks to support the vital role which museums play in the conservation, education systems, scientific research and tourism of the Caribbean States and its global diasporas.  

The Association serves as an international forum for the exchange of information and ideas by providing a framework for ongoing communication through annual meetings, publications, museum exchanges, and programs; and developing links with international and other regional and national museum-related organizations and agencies.

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Conference Hosts & Venues

National Art Gallery of The Bahamas (NAGB)

The National Art Gallery of the Bahamas (NAGB) is an art museum that examines Bahamian history and culture through the lens of Bahamian art. NAGB collects, preserves, exhibits and interprets historic and contemporary Bahamian art, and hopes to inspire generations of Bahamians and other visitors to be change makers by telling their stories and through their art.

Social Media Channels: Instagram @nagb242, Twitter: @NAGBahamas, Facebook 


Central Bank of The Bahamas (CBB)

The Central Bank of the Bahamas is the Bahamas’ federal reserve bank and oldest cultural institution. The Central Bank of the Bahamas has a long tradition of promoting Bahamian culture and art, hosting many exhibitions and events, with a collection of around 500 pieces held in their headquarters. They also have many artifacts and artworks on loan at international diplomatic sites including embassies and consulates.

Social Media Channels: Instagram @cbobahamasartgallery, Twitter: cbobartgallery  & @CentralbankBS1, Facebook, LinkedIn 


University of The Bahamas (UB)

Chartered on 10th November 2016, University of The Bahamas (UB) is a beacon for national transformation. Approximately 5,000 students are enrolled in the University of The Bahamas system which includes campuses and centres on New Providence, Grand Bahama, San Salvador and Abaco, as well as UB online education. UB’s diverse academic programmes, research engagements, athletics and leadership development experiences equip our students to become global citizens in a dynamic world.

Social Media Channels: Instagram @universityofthebahamas, Twitter: @University_Bah, Facebook, LinkedIn 


Antiquities Monuments & Museums Corporation (AMMC)

The Antiquities Monuments & Museum Corporation (AMMC), also known as the National Museum of the Bahamas, is a quasi-government agency that oversees many of the Bahamas’ national historic sites, helping to preserve the rich history, culture, and traditions of The Bahamas. Sites overseen by AMMC include: all of the historic forts in New Providence, the Pompey Museum of Slavery & Emancipation, the Balcony House Museum, and more.

Social Media Channels: Twitter: @AMMCBahamas, Facebook, Instagram

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