Republic Bank (Grenada) Limted has come to the aid of the Grenada National Museum.
The bank’s Managing Director Keith Johnson presented the Board of Directors with a cheque for $45,000.
The presentation of the money was in response to a proposal submitted by the Museum requesting funding of new exhibits for the Amerindian Heritage and European Invasion Rooms.
Republic Bank has become the first major donor towards transforming the Museum into a premier attraction for residents and visitors.
Johnson said it is important for a nation to preserve its history, heritage, and culture, and that Republic Bank’s contribution to the museum’s revitalization plan is aimed at fostering that preservation.
The donation was made under the bank’s “Power to Make a Difference” programme, through which financial support is given for the development of people through education and the empowerment of the communities in which it operates.
The Grenada National Museum humbly thanked Republic Bank for its significant investment and vote of confidence for this new direction.
Presentations on the future of the Museum and its role in education and tourism, by artist Suelin Low Chew Tung and museum members, Liz Raffety and John Angus Martin, were part of the Museum’s open house to mark International Museum Day. Senator Brenda Hood also participated in the open house; lauded the museum and its initiatives; and said that the museum had the backing of the Ministry of Culture.