MAC was formed in 1987 to allow museums and related
organisations and societies in the Caribbean to share experiences and skills. Recognizing the importance of museums as centres
of conservation and preservation of natural and cultural patrimony and of our common heritage, as well as the vital role
which museums play in the conservation, education systems, scientific research and tourism
of Caribbean States, the Association established the following objectives:
1. To develop a common
policy to the role of museums and duties of curatorial staff with common practices on exhibitions, conservation,
preservation, legislation and regulations for the protection of national patrimony.
2. To act as an advisory board to governments and public and private institutions on matters
pertaining to museum development.
3. To identify technical and financial resources at national, regional
and international levels and to share information on needs and sources of assistance.
4. To serve as a forum for exchange of information and ideas to create a framework
for ongoing communication on a regional basis through annual meetings, publications, museum
exchanges and programs.
5. To develop links
with international and other regional and national museum-related organisations and agencies.
6. To strengthen museums so
that they may foster and promote an awareness, appreciation and understanding of our heritage through education
and related programs.