Alissandra Cummins – “Reconstructing Identity: Memory, Museums and the Making of Meaning in the Caribbean Context.”
The Edna Manley Foundation, in association with the National Gallery of Jamaica and the Edna Manley College, is pleased to present the 2010 Edna Manley Memorial lecture, “Reconstructing Identity: Memory, Museums and the Making of Meaning in the Caribbean Context” by Alissandra Cummins. The lecture will take place at the National Gallery on Friday March 5, starting at 12:00 noon.
This year’s distinguished guest speaker, Alissandra Cummins, is an internationally acclaimed authority on Caribbean heritage, museum development and art. She is Director of the Barbados Museum and Historical Society and Chair of the National Art Gallery Committee of Barbados. Ms. Cummins is as well, since 2004, President of the International Council of Museums (ICOM), the UNESCO body with responsibility for museums, and has served UNESCO in various other high-level capacities, including as President of the International Advisory Committee of UNESCO’s Memory of the World Programme and (2007-2009) and as Chairperson of the Financial and Administrative Commission of its Executive Board.