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Embassy Of The People’s Republic Of China Make Donation To The Barbados Museum & Historical Society
BRIDGETOWN (BMHS) -- A presentation ceremony was held at the Barbados Museum & Historical Society (BMHS) on Friday, 07 August 2015 for the official handover of a major financial donation on behalf of the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in Barbados to the BMHS. The event was attended by Ambassador Wang Ke and officials from the Barbados Museum & Historical Society including Council President Sir Trevor Carmichael.
Ambassador Wang Ke in her brief statement highlighted that the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China was happy to “donate $50,000 to the Museum for its exhibitions and public programmes with the purpose of supporting the Museum to fulfil its responsibility and play a better role in public education.”
In her reply, Ms. Alissandra Cummins, Director of the Barbados Museum & Historical Society highlighted that the Museum is pleased to have the support of the People’s Republic of China especially as we have envisaged a special programme of events to celebrate Barbados’ fiftieth Anniversary of Independence and have begun to intensify efforts to publish and launch a major publication as the start to this programme. “Such a generous gift as this enables the Museum to make a robust start to its fundraising efforts for this programme, she said.” Ms. Cummins went on to announce that the gift was timely and in fact enables the launch of the Barbados Museum's 50th anniversary of Independence Fund.
Council President, Sir Trevor Carmichael also echoed similar statements indicating that such generous donations help to ensure that future generations learn and understand the country’s strong heritage. He further acknowledged that the ‘generosity of spirit and indeed this generous gift’ help to strengthen the links between Barbados and the People’s Republic of China. Both thanked the Embassy and Ambassador Wang Ke for their active support of heritage and education in Barbados.
Ambassador Wang also indicated that the Embassy was willing to work with the Museum through co-hosting exhibitions in particular introducing to Barbadian society Chinese history, culture and development so as to enhance the knowledge and understanding between the peoples of China and Barbados.
About the Barbados Museum & Historical Society
Located on the grounds of a nineteenth-century Military Prison, the Barbados Museum & Historical Society was established in 1933 and is a non-profit, non-governmental organisation. Our mandate is to collect, document and conserve evidence of Barbados’ cultural, historical and environmental heritage; and to interpret and preserve this evidence for all sectors of society.