Photo highlights from our 2019 Annual Indian Heritage Workshop

on 12/05/2019
  •   Click Here to view photos from our workshop on Lokgeet (Folk Singing) held on Sunday 5th May 2019. This workshop was facilitated by Mr. Dilip Denesh Maharaj. 
  •  Click Here to view photos from our workshop on East Indian Decorations held on Saturday 11th May 2019. This workshop was facilitated by Mr. Dilip Denesh Maharaj. 
  •  Click Here to view photos from our workshop on Art of Mehndi held on Saturday 18th May 2019. This workshop was facilitated by Mr. Dilip Denesh Maharaj. 
  •  Click Here to view photos from our workshop on Chulha Cooking held on Sunday 26th May 2019. This workshop was facilitated by Mr. Dilip Denesh Maharaj. 

 

 

 

 

 

In Memory of Saisbhan Jokhan – Curator of the Indian Caribbean Museum of Trinidad and Tobago

on 12/05/2019

 

Mr. Saisbhan Jokhan, Curator,
Indian Caribbean Museum of Trinidad and Tobago:
2006 to 2019

In 2005, the late Mr. Saisbhan Jokhan, retired Principal of the Orange Field Hindu Primary school was appointed by the Sanatan Dharma Maha Sabha (SDMS) as Project Manager to oversee the refurbishment of the old Waterloo Hindu Primary School in preparation for the inaugural opening of the Indian Caribbean Museum of Trinidad and Tobago (ICMTT).  He was then appointed and served as Curator of the Museum from May 2006 until January 2019.  During his tenure as Curator, Mr. Jokhan successfully undertook the following projects: -

  • Developed the artifact collection through acquisition, restoration and preservation.
  • Managed the construction and opening of the Dr. Isaiah James Boodhoo Art Gallery.
  • Managed the construction and repair of the Tapia House.
  • Maintained and enhanced the physical infrastructure of the museum.
  • Promoted the museum through outreach programmes and media interviews.
  • Hosted dignitaries, special guests and researchers of national, regional and international educational institutions.
  • Collaborated with all stakeholders and sponsors toward developing the museum.
  • Collaborated with the SDMS and Committee members to host the Appreciation function for donors of artifacts in 2016.
  • Assisted in fundraisers such as dinners, book sales and also obtained financial support from well-wishers.
  • Organized field trips for committee members and friends of the museum.
  • Represented the museum at official meetings such as the SDMS Executive meetings and the Museums Association of the Caribbean conference in Antigua and Barbuda - 2011.
  • Organized and facilitated events such as Indian Arrival Day presentations and functions.

 

Mr. Jokhan was noted by all who interacted with him as a walking encyclopaedia on East Indian History, Indentureship and other social, economic and cultural issues. He will be fondly remembered by the SDMS management, Committee members and visitors for his affable personality, professionalism, hard work and dedication to the ICMTT.

Annual Heritage Workshops

on 21/04/2019

The Indian Caribbean Museum of Trinidad and Tobago's annual heritage workshops begin Sunday 5th May, 2019 with Lokgeet (folk singing) at 1:00 p.m. and continue on the 11th, 18th and 26th May 2019. Please see below for upcoming workshops and dates. All workshops are free and open to the public. These hands-on sessions will be facilitated by Mr Dilip Denesh Maharaj. 

To Register contact us at telephone 1-868-673-7007 , 1-868-460-2386 , 1-868-778-4817  or      E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

ICMTT Annual Heritage Workshops 2019

 

 

Kamini Koonjebeharry

on 06/04/2019

Curator

Resumption of regular opening hours

on 06/04/2019

Resumption of Regular Opening Hours

The Indian Caribbean Museum of Trinidad and Tobago wishes to advise that it has resumed its regular opening hours:

Wednesday to Sunday (Except Public Holidays) - 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

To schedule group visits, and to also ensure that the Museum is open the day you intend to visit contact us:

Telephone / Fax : 1-868-673-7007 , 1-868-460-2386  or   E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 We regret the inconvenience caused and thank you for your patience and understanding.

Change in Opening Times

on 29/01/2019

Change in Opening Times

 

Due to staffing availability the museum will be open Wednesday to Friday from 10:00 am to 05:00 pm.  The Museum is open on weekends for group visits by appointment only. Please contact us to schedule a weekend group visit at least two weeks in advance.

To pre-scheduled group visits, and to also ensure that the Museum is open the day you intend to visit contact us:

Telephone / Fax : 1-868-673-7007   or   E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

Free workshop, Cooking of Gulgulaa and Gujia on Saturday 26th May, 2018

on 21/05/2018

The Indian Caribbean Museum of Trinidad and Tobago celebrates Indian Heritage month and 173 years of East Indian presence in T & T with a Free workshop, Cooking of Gulgulaa and Gujia on Saturday 26th May, 2018 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. For more information and to register contact us via telephone at (868) 673-7007 or (868) 778-4817.

 

Cooking for Gulgulaa

 

The Indian Caribbean Museum of Trinidad and Tobago Celebrates Indian Heritage Month

on 05/05/2018

The Indian Caribbean Museum of Trinidad and Tobago celebrates Indian Heritage month and 173 years of East Indian presence in T & T with a workshop showcasing Indian Folk Painting. This workshop will be facilitated by Mr Dilip Denesh Maharaj.

 

Book on Sale at the Museum

on 05/04/2018

 

 

THE PROMISE or After All We've Done For You

THE PROMISE exposes the vicious propaganda spread against an entire nation. Here is a people who invented language and theatre, and whose religious philosophy, created millennia before the Christ, became so absolute that man became man’s own miracle!


This is the people who were duped and forced into a new system of slavery called indentureship.


THE PROMISE is a novel of passionate and tragic love, of outrageous abuse, and of absurdities and unsurpassed bigotry. While the gory ordeals of Rati and her fellowmen remain a testament against a century of oppression, the supreme morals of her people are preserved.

This novel achieves the similar perspective of returning the pride and dignity of the East Indian, defamed through A New System of Slavery absurdly called, indentureship.

The Promise offers a rounded picture of the motivations and contradictions of a system whose inherent inhumanity becomes more clearly visible, partly because its main participants believed that what they were doing was right.” Frank Birbalsingh is author (The Rise of Westindian Cricket), distinguished critic, and Professor of English at York University, Toronto.

Click Here to view other publications by Sharlow Mohammed

To purchase this book contact:  The Indian Caribbean Museum of Trinidad and Tobago at (868) 673-7007

Launch of the Dr. Isaiah James Boodhoo Art Gallery

on 09/02/2018

The Indian Caribbean Museum of Trinidad & Tobago (ICMTT) launched its Art Gallery on Saturday 20th January 2018.

The ICMTT recognizes the contribution of the late Dr. Isaiah James Boodhoo in the field of Art, Culture and Education.

The museum also acknowledges the significant contribution of Mrs. Halima Boodhoo (widow of Dr. Isaiah James Boodhoo) in the establishment of the Dr. Isaiah James Boodhoo Art Gallery. Click Here to View Photos!

 

 

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