National Museum and Arts Gallery

Port of Spain, Trinidad
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The museum established in 1892 and was originally called the “Royal Victoria Institute”. The museum house about 10,000 historical pieces of art work.

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All these pieces are by leading local and international artists. Many of these are displayed in seven major galleries- Art, Social History, Natural History, Economic History, Petroleum and Geology. It displays depictions of national festivals, Carnival, life during the World War II and artifacts from the country’s earliest settlers, the Amerindians. Apart from the art gallery, the Museum also houses a small gallery by famous nineteenth century artist Michel Jean Cazabon, and a small gallery on our carnival arts. The National Museum and Art Gallery of Trinidad and Tobago has a unique mission – to foster public awareness, understanding and enjoyment of Trinidad and Tobago’s Human and Natural Heritage through the collection, preservation, research, presentation and interpretation of significant and representative collections of that heritage.

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