Museum of African Heritage – Art Exhibition – April 18, 2017 – Guyana

Museum of African Heritage – Art Exhibition – April 18, 2017 – Guyana

Museum of African Heritage

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

You are cordially invited to an exhibition of art from the Keith Agard collection entitled, ‘Human transformation and the graphic resonance of creative form’. This event is hosted by the  Museum of African Heritage and will be held at that venue on Barima Avenue, Bel Air Park, on Tuesday, April 18 at 5 PM. (1700 hr).

Please find attached the invitation flyer.

We look forward to your presence.    

Yours respectfully,

  • Charlene Wilkinson, (facilitator)
  • Co-Chair, African Studies Research Group,
  • Department of Language and Cultural Studies
  • Faculty of Education and Humanities
  • University of Guyana

Download Flyer info: Project ART EXHIBITION.pdf 331.6 kb

The Museum of African Heritage

museum of african heritageFounded in 1985, this museum was originally called The Museum of African Art and Ethnology. However in 2001, it was renamed the Museum of African Heritage, in order to open their doors to a wider audience and begin to fully address the African experience in Guyana.
The existing collection includes items on African Art, mostly West African, from the wooden mask to the carved door of secret societies, helping to educate people about the meaning and reasons behind African art traditions. The museum also boasts more practical pieces like the brass weights used for measuring gold dust, drums, musical instruments, games and clothing within its vast collection.
The most recent donation included a wooden replica of the 1763 Monument.
Address: 13 Barima Avenue, Bel Air Park ( between KFC and Pizza Hut)
Tele: (592) 226-5519
Opening Hours: Mondays to Thursday- 8:00hrs to 16:30hrs and on Fridays 8:00hrs- 15:30hrs
Admission: Free

Post a comment or leave a trackback: Trackback URL.

Comments

  • tulsiedas402sqn@Gmail. com  On April 9, 2017 at 3:44 pm

    So nice to see and hear this ?? My question is where is the Indian heritage museum of Guyana ?? when the British Raj Left Guyana in 1966 they handed over a very large sum of money to the Guyana Government as an indian endowment fund what has happen to that money ??

  • Tata  On April 19, 2017 at 10:52 pm

    Tulsie Das! History is not complex, if only we take the time to truly understand the role it played in our existence. Not withstanding the horrific and inhumane nature of the journey to Guyana of our fore-parents, not everything historical gets a place in a museum. However, the brutality of the African experience called SLAVERY, is undoubtly of historical proportions and an EVIL Aggression against humanity. Without a doubt, this EVIL certainly deserves a place in any museum and a reminder to future generation Of this EVIL that should never happen again.

    Not only was the AFRICAN identity stolen but also his manhood in defense of his family.

    American novelist James Baldwin sums up this crime against humanity in honest terms:

    —- “This past, The Negro past, of rope, fire, torture, castration, infanticide, rape, death and humiliation: fear by day and night, fear as deep as marrow of the one: doubt that he was worthy of life, since everyone around him denied it”.

    In case we forget, we do have other Guyanese who have histories too????

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: