August 2018

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As The UWI celebrates its 70th anniversary, the Campus Museum Committee seeks to highlight the importance of the University to regional development, research, innovation and tertiary level education.

The St. Augustine Campus for example is the site of the National Herbarium of Trinidad and Tobago, a national asset that contains the second largest single collection of specimens in the Anglophone Caribbean. The Herbarium marks its 200th anniversary this year.

The display curated by Dr. Allison Ramsay, lecturer in the Department of History, was mounted in May 2018. It features documents representing Mona, Cave Hill and St. Augustine; items from the St. Augustine Campus and the National Herbarium of Trinidad and Tobago. Documents and artefacts on display are part of the Museum’s collections, the West Indiana Division and Special Collections and the National Herbarium. Previous displays mounted by the Campus Museum Committee were “Evolving to the UWI” and “Representations of the UWI.”

The Campus Museum Cases are located in the Alma Jordan Library, the Administration Building and the Teaching and Learning Complex.