Heritage Museum & Legacy Exhibitions

Windrush Anchor Heritage Education Celebrates International Museum Day 2023

Jamaica – Windrush Anchor Museum, a community-focused initiative, is proud to celebrate International Museum Day on May 18, 2023. The programme aims to showcase the cultural heritage and contributions of Caribbean Commonwealth communities to the United Kingdom.

As part of its ambitious goal to co-design and co-produce related events with the 775 communities and align the shared goals of the National Development plan and National Diaspora policy , the Windrush Anchor Museum aims to open its doors by 2030 inspired by a life-size replica of the vessel anchor.

The Windrush Anchor Heritage Education programme focuses on engaging wider communities on the Windrush Heritage, developing innovative educational approaches to raise cultural esteem, and passing on a legacy to young people. The Museum will feature a Windrush Front Room to offer local and international visitors with an opportunity to become immersed in the households of England’s 1960s and 1970s Caribbean communities.

International Museum Day, established by the International Council of Museums, allows museums worldwide to promote mutual understanding, cooperation, and peace through cultural exchange. This year’s theme, “Sustainability and Well-being,” encourages museums to integrate sustainability into their operations and exhibitions while prioritizing the needs and voices of all individuals and communities.

“We are delighted to celebrate the transformative International Museum Day and inspire one another in the international museum community, our proof of concept was established with the success of the Mary Seacole Bicentennial celebrations in 2005( https://www.makingconnectionswork.com/wp-content/uploads/Mary-Seacole-218th-Anniversary-.pdf )says a Windrush Anchor Heritage Education representative.

Visit Windrush Anchor Heritage Education programme, website to learn more about their initiative and updates on their progress.