Museums Association of the Caribbean


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International Museum Day Theme
ICOM has announced the theme for 2017's International Museum Day, celebrated on and around May 18th annually. The theme this year will be "Museums and Contested Histories: Saying the Unspeakable in Museums". As every year, ICOM hopes that museums and organizations around the world will collaborate and organize exhibitions, activies and events around the theme. The dedicated website contains downloadable posters in several languages and indicates some helpful steps to follow for those wishing to participate. As the day gets closer, additional materials such as flyers, postcards and activity packages will also be available.
The website provides more resources. 
 
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Free Heritage Course
Do you want to learn about heritage, why heritage is under threat and how we can protect heritage? Starting in December 2016, Leiden University launched a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) called 'Heritage Under Threat'. This course is open to participants around the world, takes place entirely online and is free. The course is six weeks and runs on a recurring basis every six weeks on the Coursera website.


MAC Professional Exchange Programme

The Museums Association of the Caribbean has a vision for the continuous engagement and training of museum professionals across the Caribbean. To this end an exchange programme was envisioned by the Board and adopted by the membership at the 2014 AGM in Kingston, Jamaica. The intention of the programme is to provide training opportunities for museum professionals, students of museology, heritage studies and related disciplines through exchanges within the MAC membership circuit. The programme occurs year round, applications can be made at any time. Applications are considered twice a year, so please submit your application before the end of February (for consideration during the spring) or before the end of September(for consideration during the fall). The applications are vetted by a selection committee and the student and/or professional will be placed in a listed, suitable institution.

Please view this document for more information about the professional exchange programme and guidelines for applicants. 

For museum professional wishing to apply, please use this online form to submit your application.

For students wishing to apply, please use this online form to submit your application.