28 November - 3 December 2009
Accra Beach Hotel & Spa Hotel
The 21st MAC Annual General Meeting and Conference 2009 will take place from November 29 to December 02, 2009 in Barbados under the theme ‘Caribbean Curatorship and National Identity’. The program includes a walking tour of Bridgetown and an island tour.
The three symposia for the conference are formed around the themes of "Breaking the Silence", "Reconstructing/Deconstructing Identity: Place and Memory" and "Generational Shifts Within The Caribbean Diaspora". Caribbean Curatorship and National Identity is an examination of how history is interpreted and heritage is shaped by communal memory for audiences, old and new, local and foreign. The topic allows for a broad array of issues to be examined in intensive consultation through a regional symposium and master classes to be developed in conjunction with the Museums Association of the Caribbean (MAC), the National Art Gallery Committee (NAGC), the International Curators Forum (ICF) and the International Council of Museums (ICOM).
Speakers include: George Abungu, John Akomfrah, Florence Alexis, Julien Anfruns, Ewan Atkinson, David A Bailey, Adelaide Bannerman, Delia Barker, Lonnie Bunch, Janice Cheddie, Alissandra Cummins, Okwui Enwezor, Graeme Evelyn, Christine Eyene, Kevin Farmer, Tom Finkelpearl, Amareswar Galla, Therese Hadchity, Hans-Martin Hinz, Winston Kellman, Asif Khan, Peggy McGeary, Tumelo Mosaka, Keith Piper, Maureen Salmon, Leslie Taylor, Tom Trevor and W. Richard West Jr.