BIGGING UP ARCHIVES

The UWI Museum has collaborated with our University Archives colleagues to mount a cameo exhibition, Keeping the Record Straight: The Work of the University Archives.

Checking out the Archives exhibition

Checking out the Archives exhibition

The exhibition offers snapshots of the work of the Archives and is a companion piece to a June 18 International Archives Day lecture given by UWI Pro Vice-Chancellor and Professor Alan Cobley, titled “Keeping The Record Straight: Uses and Abuses of Archives”: a lecture in which the speaker entertained, shone light on hard issues in maintaining important records, and also urged action to overcome instances where departing colonisers and invaders have taken records with them as they went.

PVC Cobley, an avid user and supporter of archives, is the UWI Pro Vice Chancellor for Undergraduate Studies, Chair of the University Archives and Records Management Advisory Committee, and Professor of South African and Comparative History, in the Department of History and Philosophy, UWI Cave Hill Campus.

The Museum’s semi-permanent exhibition on the origins of the UWI, continues alongside this new cameo exhibition.

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