Research has been an ongoing engagements for the Culture Division. We
collect, protect, promote and disseminate information and artefacts of our
rich and diverse cultural heritage.
From parang to indigenous medicinal plants, to the story of the steel pan, the Institute is in the process of digitizing four decades of video and audio archives of the many rich and diverse cultural forms that can be found in Trinidad and Tobago. So far we have over 4,000 items on our growing list.
You can access this digital reference library at our offices on Frederick Street.
The Remember When Institute is also responsible for the ongoing recording and storage of living traditions, documenting today to create the archives of tomorrow.
The Remember When Institute also uses public spaces to commemorate national holidays, observances and festivals.
These interactive exhibitions introduce the public to Trinidad and Tobago’s hidden histories; the meanings behind cultural practices and rituals, the significance of festivals to the various communities that celebrate them.