Caribbean Ties. Connected people, then and now is an international exhibition that reflects the complex diversity that existed in the Caribbean archipelago before 1492. This cultural diversity remains a vibrant reality today. Combining local, regional, and global perspectives, the Caribbean Ties exhibit focuses on the connections between past and present Indigenous cultures and the current multi-ethnic communities in the Caribbean, and as such explores the living and current impact of Indigenous heritage.
Caribbean Ties was developed in co-creation with Caribbean researchers, cultural institutions, Indigenous community representatives, designers, and island community members and leaders. The pan-Caribbean exhibition Caribbean Ties: Connected people, then and now is exhibited in museums and community spaces across the region. Our researchers and collaborators are continuously adding new archaeological sites, artefacts and exhibition content. For more information about the research this is based on, visit About us.
We are now excited to share Virtual Caribbean Ties, launched at MAC annual conference 2021. Virtual Caribbean Ties is a digital platform that brings Caribbean Ties to an online environment, developed during the Covid-19 pandemic. The objective of this virtual edition of Caribbean Ties is to continue to share and expand knowledge about Caribbean Indigenous heritage with finds, facts, and stories from everyone who wants to contribute.
Explore the role that the Indigenous peoples of the Caribbean played in local and global history and continue to play now and into the future.
Do you have any information or a story about an object, archaeological site, or traditional knowledge practice that you want to share? Please do! Through this form you can contribute to the Virtual Caribbean Ties website. This contribution can be in all kinds of different forms, for example old documents or photos, possible artefacts you might have found or inherited, or a story or legend that you would like to share. The information will be reviewed by a group of archaeology and heritage professionals and then posted online.
On this page we present stories about objects in Caribbean and global collections. This page is a work in progress, new objects are added continuously.