On Saturday, May 18, 2019, the Central Bank Museum joined museums all over the world to celebrate International Museum Day. The Museum held an open day for the public with a special presentation on this year’s theme, “Museums as Cultural Hubs: The Future of Tradition.”
Members of the public browsed the new interactive museum, where they learned about the evolution of our local currency. Children were also highly entertained with storytelling sessions and the launch and sale of “My Trinbago” a local colouring book by Keri Nicholas Reefer. In keeping with the theme of the day, the Museum offered visitors the opportunity to participate in and learn about some of our cultural traditions such as basket-weaving, bélé dancing, tassa drumming, playing the steelpan and stilt walking (the art of the moko jumbies). Visitors were also treated to samples of traditional local sweets such as sugar cake, toolum and tamarind balls.
The event was a resounding success as it attracted close to 500 visitors who had a fun and inspiring experience.
“Keep this going, encourage youth.” - Afeisha Jones
“Educational and Entertaining! Congrats on a job well done!”- Roma Wong Sang
“A beautiful collection, impressed” - Rachel Corridon