Conference Proceeding: Ongoing Archival and Library Work at the Nidhe Israel Synagogue and Museum in Bridgetown, Barbados

This presentation will focus on archival work undertaken with the records of the Nidhe Israel Synagogue Restoration Project in Bridgetown, Barbados. Ms. Levi will provide a brief overview of the history of the Jewish community in Barbados and background information on the project’s undertaking of restoring the synagogue and its adjacent area. She will discuss the digitization of these records and describe the thought processes and decisions that went into arranging, describing, and digitizing the collection. The possibility of establishing a library at the museum will be touched upon. Considerations will be shared, and the pros and cons of a physical library will be discussed. Comments and suggestions by the audience in the form of brainstorming will be appreciated.