Hundreds of people turned out to two days of celebration of International Museum Day on May 17th and 18th at the National Museum in Port of Spain.
An intense program of activities over the two days began with a formal launch at the National Museum. The keynote address by Babacar M’Bow was extremely well received by those in attendance, including Senator the Honorable Joan Yuille Williams, Minister of Community Development and Gender Affairs, Khafra Kambon, Chairman of the Emancipation Support Committee, Professor Carol Boyce Davies, Leroy Clarke, Chief Abiodun, Vel Lewis, Curator of the National Museum, Finbar Ryan, Director of Culture and Eintou Pearl Springer, Poet Laureate of Port of Spain.
As part of the International Museum Day Celebration Ms. Springer facilitated a workshop for Secondary School children on the topic of the Bicentennial of the Abolition of the Trans Atlantic Slave Trade.
The two day event ended with a spectacular display of the diverse heritage of Trinidad and Tobago.
Click here for photos and clippings from the event.