This episode features a conversation with Germaine Joseph with the Saint Lucia National Trust.  We talk about heritage and preservation, colonialism, colorism, climate change, tourism, and the importance of telling multiple narratives. 

“Break a vase, and the love that reassembles the fragments is stronger than that love which took its symmetry for granted when it was whole.” ― Sir Derek Walcott



Germaine Joseph holds A BSC degree in Architecture with 6 years’ work experience in conservation and preservation of Cultural Heritage. Specializing in Built Heritage and managing a register of 250 historic buildings for listing while developing draft legislation for the preservation and conservation of these historic buildings.

Recently certified in Museum Conservation Skills and Values Heritage Management at the University of the West Indies in conjunction with the OAS she also taken on a curatorial role at Walcott House Museum the birth museum of Walcott twins, Sir Derek and Roderick Walcott. Her current research interests include Cultural Heritage Management, Museum Heritage Management, Heritage Interpretation, Anthropology, Archaeology and the restoration of Built Heritage. Germaine was awarded a 2019 fellowship with the Museums Association of the Caribbean for her work at Walcott House.

Since her term with the Saint Lucia National Trust Ms. Joseph has married her passion for Architecture with her fervor for cultural heritage and preservation.

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