ACE Repatriation Project Featured at CSA in Kingston, Jamaica

ACE’s Archivist and Dissemination Coordinator, Bertram Lyons, delivered a paper at this year’s Caribbean Studies Association (CSA) conference in Kingston, Jamaica, highlighting ACE’s efforts since 2005 to repatriate digital copies of Alan Lomax’s Caribbean field recordings and photographs to local and regional repositories in the Caribbean. The panel, “Archives – Repatriating Caribbean Music Recordings,” which included Stephen Steumpfle (Society for Ethnomusicology), Elizabeth Watson (University of the West Indies, Cave Hill, Barbados), Claudia de Four (University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad), Maureen Webster-Prince (National Library of Jamaica), and Rosita M. Sands (Columbia College, Chicago), addressed repatriation needs and initiatives regarding cultural heritage resources in Caribbean collecting institutions.

Originally posted: June 1, 2009