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How to Preserve Collections in Times of Disaster

The Museum of Belize under the National Institute of Culture and History culminated a two-day workshop entitled, Disaster Preparedness and Recovery for Collections.  Its objective is to empower collectors, custodians, [...]

On International Museum Day, Debating the Death Penalty

The worldwide community of museums today celebrated International Museum Day, which is recognized annually on and around May eighteenth. Established in 1977 by the International Council of Museums, it is [...]

Museum of Belize Hosts Photographic Exhibit from Panama

Just before news time today, a photographic exhibit was launched at the Museum of Belize. Approximately sixty photos from the Club of Photography of Panama will be on display, starting [...]

Music Week Underway

Belizean artists across the country are celebrating Music Week 2017 by attending a number of activities that have been organized through the Office of the Music Ambassador.  This week, musicians, [...]

Murals – Communities Brought Together Through Art

Art is being used as a means to bring communities together. In the south side of Belize City, the Department of Youth Services has turned bare walls into colorful pieces [...]

Symposium honors Caribbean feminism

Indigenous women from Belize participated in a three day symposium in Trinidad earlier this month.  Cristina Coc, Cynthia Ellis-Topsey, Annelita Garcia and Sandra Miranda, along with Selene Solis of the [...]

Former Mayor Unveils Religious Art Pieces

At this time of the year, Belizeans, like millions across the world, celebrate the Easter season according to their beliefs and their religious denominations. It is said to be the [...]

Artist Debuts “Panic Poems”

As you heard earlier, depression comes in many forms and affects persons in many ways. To bring further awareness to the topic, artist Katie Usher, expressed the condition through Panic. [...]

Aurelio Martinez is Back! Live Album and Concert in Works

World famous Parandero, Aurelio Martinez, is back in Belize to celebrate thirty years of Garifuna music with the launch of a new album.  Darandi, or thirty in Garifuna, is a [...]

Celebrating our Youngest at Festival of the Arts

For the past week, pre-schoolers have been putting on performances at the Bliss Center for the Performing Arts showcasing the best in talent. On Saturday night, performers from the Belize [...]

Youngsters take over Bliss stage for Arts Festival

For the past week or so, Belize’s youngest performers in the districts have been on the stage giving of their talents in art, music, dance, and drama as part of [...]

Revised curriculum boosts arts in schools

Much like the heyday of the adult Festival of the Arts in the late 1960’s and early 1970’s, the various incarnations of children’s Festivals of the Arts have given Belizeans [...]

Gospel Fest in Belmopan promises “Positive” clean fun

If you’re looking for some clean entertainment this weekend, head west to Belmopan for the Annual Gospel Fest at the Showgrounds. It’s a time for the Christian family of Belize [...]

Exhibiting Heroes, Patriots and Benefactors

Ninth of March is the official Heroes and Benefactors Day, set aside to honor those who have contributed to the development of Belize. While most of you may know about [...]

The Meaning of “Lone Wrasse”

“Lone Wrasse” – it sounds like a dirty phrase – but it is OCEANA and the Mexican Institute’s new exhibition, which opens tonight at the Institute on Wilson Street.  The [...]

Remembering Leela in P.G.

In Punta Gorda this morning, cultural icon Leela Vernon was laid to rest with all the trappings of an official funeral.  Vernon passed away on February nineteenth. She had been [...]

Celebrating the Life of Leela Vernon

As the country prepares to put her to rest, Leela Vernon’s sprit was alive on Monday night.  A tribute to honor the iconic ambassador of Belizean Creole culture took place [...]

Enjoying Art on the Streets of the Old Capital

The seventh edition of the anticipated Street Art Festival took place over the weekend in the downtown area of Belize City. The arts were in full display, from paintings to [...]

Mexican Artist and S.J.C. Students Adorn Mexican Institute Wall with Mural

A Mexican artist and students from Saint John’s College collaborated on mural earlier this week. The use of stencil and graffiti style art piece was started earlier this week and [...]

N.I.C.H. Plans Celebration for Late Leela Vernon

Brukdown Queen Leela Vernon passed away on Sunday morning at the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital in Belize City. The well-known Punta Gorda resident has received accolades locally and internationally and [...]

Leela Vernon, Ambassador for Kriol Culture, Dies

Even as news filtered through on Friday of the death of Doctor Cecil “Chubby” Reneau, there were fears for the life of another famous Belizean in the hospital, the “Queen [...]

Legendary Leela Vernon Hospitalized

At this station, we want to wish the Queen of Brukdown, Leela Vernon, a speedy recovery.  Leela has been hospitalized in the intensive care unit of the K.H.M.H. since last [...]

A Quinceañera for Museum of Belize

Fifteen years ago, the Museum of Belize was established from the remains of Her Majesty’s Prison, one of Belize’s longest standing colonial buildings. As former president of the National Institute [...]

Future Museum Plans Include Houses of Culture and Downtown “Eco-Museum”

Strange as it may sound, the Museum of Belize is not a national museum – most of its collections detail life in the Old Capital from its days as a [...]

Mexican Embassy, Museum of Belize Team Up for Anniversary Exhibition

The Museum of Belize is celebrating its fifteenth anniversary this Friday. As a part of its celebration, it’s hosting a Mexican exhibition entitled “El Cimmaron y Su Fandango,” among other [...]