Slavery, Abolition and Emancipation Remembrance in the Bahamas (1807 - 2007) As part of the commemoration ot the Bicentenary Abolition of the Slave Trade in the Bahamas, two major initiatives are held on the subject: a conference dealing with current research and resources, and a workshop to develop a children-centered programme in Caribbean museums.
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9–11 September: Caribbean Museums Workshop The theme of this workshop is "Developing Children’s Programmes around Slavery and the Slave Trade". Children's programming includes not only school programmes but leisure time activities, family programming and some general public & community events.
The opportunity for this collaboration of process and content enables a workshop on children's programming (education in Caribbean museums) along with attention to resources and research related to a very prominent theme among museums in the Caribbean and the UK: commemorating the 200th anniversary of the abolition of the Trans Atlantic Slave Trade in 1807. Workshop participants are invited to participate in the workshop and seminar from Sept. 10-15 and are using the same theme to review and enhance the processes for developing programmes in the workshop and learning about the research and resources available through current activities.
12–15 September: Conference on Slavery, Abolition and Emancipation The conference examines ways to strengthen the Pompey Museum as a resource centre on the history and social development of the African Diaspora and expand its role within the region. Ten overseas delegations and over sixty local experts attend the meeting.
These events are organized by the Antiquities, Monuments and Museums Corporation of the Bahamas (AMMC), the National Museum of the Bahamas, the Commonwealth Association of Museums, and UNESCO.