Category Archives: Exhibits & Museums

Museum of the Sugar Industry at Sevilla House

Tracing the History of Sugar as a “Memorial of the Name”

In 2015, Paria Publishing was given the opportunity (and two rooms) in Sevilla House, Brechin Castle, Couva, to conceptualise and design an exhibit about the history of the sugar industry in Trinidad and Tobago. It’s a beautiful location in Central Trinidad, and thanks to Peter Sorzano and his Signs & Designs crew who undertook fabrication and installation of our designs and artwork, we were able to finish on time and within budget!

Take a Tour of the Virtual Museum at Sevilla House on our Blog! Click here to read the Timeline of Sugar in Trinidad and Tobago on our Blog!

Paria Catalogue Museums & Exhibits

Paria Publishing Co. Ltd. has conceptualised, designed and built a number of small museums and permanent or temporary exhibitions, which we showcase in this booklet. Flip through this catalogue and see our various museum and exhibits over the last years.

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Museum of the Pitch Lake at La Brea

This is a fabulous location. Outside, there is the Pitch Lake, one of the natural wonders of the world. Inside, we created a small museal display, which will delight you with loads of pre-historical and historical information, folklore stories and legends, historical lore, and a host of visuals to put this natural wonder into perspective. The first half of this museum was constructed in 2009, and this year, 2012, the second half will be filled with exciting content. And yes, we love the Pitch Lake itself too, it is truly wondrous to be out there and admire the beautiful colours and structures of the pitch and serene atmosphere.

Take a Tour of the Virtual Museum of the Pitch Lake on our Blog!

Virtual Museum to Commemorate the Abolition of Slavery and Emancipation in Trinidad and Tobago

The Road to Freedom

Held at the National Museum of Trinidad and Tobago in 2007, we created two exhibitions to mark the 200th anniversary of the abolition of the slave trade in the British Empire, and the emancipation of slaves in Trinidad and Tobago. Aiming to highlight this important aspect of Trinidad and Tobago’s history, the exhibit featured watercolours of Trinidad’s early slave plantation society by Richard Bridgens, together with a variety of objects and historical documents pertaining to the period of the abolition.

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Masonic Education Exhibit

For the Inauguration of the Continued Masonic Education Collection in 2004 at Port of Spain’s Heritage Library, we put together an exhibition to show the origins of the craft of Freemasonry in the last decades of the 18th century, its development and its principal personalities. Using a wide assortment of regalia and ritual objects, the exhibition educated visitors about this long-standing fraternal organisation.

Museum of the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service

Opened in 2004, this museum must be the only one in the West Indies that was built into a stone tower! The tower forms part of the Police Head Quarters building in Port-of-Spain, also called “the Depot”, which was constructed in 1876.

Learn about the History of the TTPS on our Blog!

 

Museum of the City of Port of Spain

In 2003, the Ministry of Culture and Tourism launched The City of Port of Spain Museum at Fort St. Andres (next to the lighthouse). Our goal in designing this museum: to portray the history of the civic institutions of the capital city with the respect it deserves. This permanent museum takes you back in time, showcasing major figures, artefacts of the first peoples, and the evolution of transport and technology, among other treasures of Port of Spain.

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The Spirit of Traditions Herbal Exhibition

This exhibition, held in 2003 by the Museum at the House of Angostura in association with the Herbarium at the University of the West Indies and the Caribbean Association of Researchers and Herbal Practitioners demonstrated the wide variety of flora found within Trinidad and Tobago. The long and established tradition of herbal healing, curing and minding has been handed down through oral tradition for centuries. For those who believed these to be ‘old wives tales’, that stereotype was removed with the endearing collaboration of science and tradition utilised in the exhibition, highlighting the many uses of botanicals in our everyday lives.

The Spirit of Christmas – The Divine Child Exhibition

For the Museum at the House of Angostura’s “The Spirit of Christmas” display in 2002, we came up with the idea of paying tribute to the cosmopolitan culture of Trinidad and Tobago. The exhibition, centered around the divine child, depicted the divine child through the ages in the many cultures of our nation, as well as the various religions. From the traditional child to the Amerindian to the Hindu, the Christmas exhibition was designed for all of Trinidad and Tobago’s peoples.

The Spirits of Trinidad and Tobago Caribbean Folklore Exhibition