The Cayman Islands National Museum is reaching out to the public tonight and throughout November.
Closed since the passing of Hurricane Ivan in late 2004, and currently undergoing extensive renovations, the museum is showcasing an exhibition preview at its Museum Administration and Support Facility at 17 Pines Drive Pasadora Place (former Gold’s Gym).
Tonight’s opening of ‘Regenerating the National Museum’ will be from 6.30-8.30pm.
‘The intent of the exhibit is to demonstrate the enormity of the effect of Hurricane Ivan on Grand Cayman and to give an overview of the impact it had on the country’s National Museum,’ said the Museum’s Director Anita Ebanks.
‘It will reveal the activities and challenges it took to stabilise the collection and the Old Courts Building; and the ongoing work to bringing the national treasures back to public service.
‘My hope is that this exhibition will solicit the public’s understanding about why we are still closed, explain the work we have been doing behind the scenes, present the strides being made to open next year and how they can help.’
The displays will feature a new modular exhibition format including conservation, archeology, artefacts and photographs.
The free exhibition will run Mondays through Fridays from 10am to 4pm and Saturdays from 10am to 2pm.