Saturday, 20 February 2010

A Call in Trinindad and Tobago for a Museum of Carnival Costumes

Author: Yvonne Webb
Title: South Queen calls for Carnival museum
Source: Trinidad and Tobago Guardian
Date Published: 19 Feb 2010
URL: http://guardian.co.tt/news/general/2010/02/19/south-queen-calls-carnival-museum


Abstract:
The article reports on an interview with the reigning south Queen of Carnival Rosemarie Kuru-Jagessar. In that interview, Kuru-Jagessar suggests that there is a need for establishing a museum to display Trinidad and Tobago's Carnival costumes entered in the national Carnival costume competition.

Excerpt:

Reigning south Queen of Carnival Rosemarie Kuru-Jagessar is calling for the establishment of a Carnival museum to display costumes that were exhibited in the national competition. Kuru-Jagessar said in an interview yesterday that the majority of people only got a glimpse of these elaborate costumes during their short appearance during the competition stages. She said many of them were eliminated after the preliminary stage and never see the light of day again. Pointing out that a lot of money, time and thought, were invested in these costumes Kuru-Jagessar said it was almost a sin to discard them without people getting an opportunity to appreciate their real beauty and craft.

“I would like to see a Carnival museum where locals and tourists can see costumes, whether they win or not, on display long after Carnival.”

2 comments:

Kasey said...

I agree with Rosemarie Kuru-Jagessar call for a museum to display and preserve carnival costume, so there will be evidence of the designs, creativity and materials used. Also the children of the future will be able to appreciate the art work of their ancestors.

Kasey said...

I agree with Rosemarie Kuru-Jagessar call for a museum to display and preserve carnival costume, so there will be evidence of the designs, creativity and materials used. Also the children of the future will be able to appreciate the art work of their ancestors.