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Preserving community memory – a 12-week online course for community organizations by the National Archives, Caribbean Yard Campus and St. Lucia Folk Research Centre


The National Archives is pleased to partner with the Caribbean Yard Campus (CYC) and the Monsignor Patrick Anthony Folk Research Centre (FRC), St. Lucia to offer a 12-week online course for individuals and community organizations entitled ‘Now You See Me…’: Preserving Community Memory.

The course runs from 21 September to 9 December 2021 and explores methods of research, collecting, organizing, preserving and managing tangible and intangible Caribbean heritage resources - historical records, cultural artefacts, built heritage and oral traditions.

The course constructs itself on community projects being undertaken by participants. Through a collaborative learning process or gayap, participants will engage in the development of their project as well as others, guided by heritage professionals. Sessions will be interactive and participatory, involving discussions, field visits and practical assignments.

The Caribbean Yard Campus is an educational enterprise that is designed to network traditional knowledge systems in the Caribbean. The National Archives successfully collaborated with the CYC to offer this course in 2017. Monsignor Patrick Anthony Folk Research Centre (FRC) in St. Lucia is a repository for cultural heritage, a vehicle for research, study, recording and promulgating Saint Lucia’s rich heritage.

Interested organizations can register at 



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