National Archives annual independence exhibition highlights govts’ new direction
DPI, GUYANA, Monday, May 21, 2018
Several secondary school students today, were given a tour of the National Archives as its commemorate its Annual Independence exhibition under the theme, “New frontiers of Nationhood.”
Archivist, Nadia Gamel-Carter told the students that this year exhibition showcases the new direction Guyana is taking through the development of various sectors within the country.
“The exhibition features printer materials, banners, paintings, music and artefacts, all in the interest of garnering and keeping students and the public attention on the various items highlighted. We have lots of commemorative memorabilia from the first independence celebration among others that we will like to show,” Gamel-Carter added.
Also included is an exhibit on Guyana’s timeline for oil exploration that is currently ongoing.
Gamel-Carter encouraged the students to ask as many questions since that is the way they will learn about the country’s history and the circumstances surrounding one of the country’s most important event.
Members of the Public are being invited to visit the National Archives to view the independence showcase which will open from 10:00hrs to 15:00hrs. The exhibition opens today and will conclude on June 8.
This is a collaborative effort between the National Archives and Department of Public Information (DPI). Gamel-Carter thanked DPI for providing the material that highlights all of the new activities that have occurred in Guyana.
By: Neola Damon
Images Jules Gibson.