This new digital platform brings Caribbean Ties to an online environment, developed during the Covid-19 pandemic. The objective of this virtual edition of Caribbean Ties is to continue to share and expand knowledge about Caribbean Indigenous heritage with finds, facts, and stories from everyone who wants to contribute.
In our session Co-creating a socially-distanced museum experience in a pandemic: Virtual Caribbean Ties. Connected people, then and now (online) a conversation was had with heritage and archaeology professionals - and Virtual Caribbean Ties team members - Dr. Jorge Ulloa Hung (INTEC), Dr. Winston Phulgence (SLAHS), Katarina Jacobson (Musée Edgar Clerq), Irvince Auguiste (Kalinago Territory), Kevin Farmer (Barbados Museum), and Ashleigh Morris (National Trust of Trinidad & Tobago) about the value and potentials of this new and exciting platform.
A very big thank you to everyone who has worked to realize the launch of this platform today. A special thank you goes out to all of the BA and MA students at the Faculty of Archaeology, Leiden University, who wrote terrific texts about Caribbean archaeological artefacts and sites, which are included (or will be in the near future) on this website. Thank you to all the researchers who lent their expertise and provided feedback on the texts. Thank you to the team for your feedback on this platform in the development leading up to the launch of this website.