Audio-Visual

Meeting up with John Dunkley @MAC in Miami

John Dunkley is one of the iconic Jamaican artists from the 1930s and 40s – considered by many as a father of Jamaican art. An intuitive or self-taught artist whose work included painting and sculpture, he was born in Savanna-la-mar, south-west Jamaica; travelled and worked in Central America before returning to settle in Kingston, the Jamaican capital, working as a barber as well as an artist. He died in 1947, in his mid-50s.

A-V: Saving the Film

A 1953 promotional film on the University College of the West Indies (UCWI) plays in the UWI Museum, but the story of how we come to have the film at all is also worth noting. We’ve put that story right beside the film so you can see – and we’re also sharing it here.
It’s saying that recording events for the future is only one step. How we maintain accessibility to that material is also important – whether the material is in the library, the archive, the recording studio, the home or elsewhere.

VIDEO: Land of My Birth – New Spin!

It wasn’t the first time that the University of the West Indies (UWI) Mona Campus Public Relations office had called to say they had someone from Gibraltar in their office and could I help! I’ve done research on UWI’s history and specifically on Gibraltar Camp where thousands of Gibraltarian evacuees, Jewish refugees and others found haven from displacement during World War 2.

VIDEO: Conserving Historic Leather & Paper

Do you have old leather, parchment or paper items – including photographs and photographic negatives – in care? If you do, this little video may give you some idea – or reinforce existing knowledge – of the climatic factors to consider in conserving them.

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