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The Nassau Guardian 

Under the distinguished patronage of Their Excellencies The governor General and Lady Foulkes, the Antiquities, Monuments and Museum Corporation (AMMC) launched a series of fundraising activities under the theme “Great Affairs” towards the establishment of the National Museum of The Bahamas at Collins House.

This very successful event took the format of the concert “An Evening of Popular Classical Music” in the Ballroom of Government House on Friday 24th February 2012.

 Corporate Sponsors of the National Museum of The Bahamas/Antiquities, Monuments and Museum Corporation’s fundraising concert, “An Evening of Popular Classical Music”. Pictured from left are Linda Elden, Property Manager & Appraiser, Graham Real Estate; Dorcena Nixon, VP Patient Care, Doctors Hospital; Hannah Gray, Deputy Managing Director, PHA; Dean Patrick Adderley, Chairman, Antiquities, Monuments and Museum Corporation; Leroy Sumner, Asst. General Manager, Teachers & Salaried Workers Cooperative Union Ltd. Laura Kimbley, Eastate Agent Graham Real Estate; and Werner Gruner, Rep. South African Community in The Bahamas; not pictured Nathaniel Beneby, Market Head of Personal Banking RBC. (Photograph courtesy BIS)

Corporate Sponsors of the National Museum of The Bahamas/Antiquities, Monuments and Museum Corporation’s fundraising concert, “An Evening of Popular Classical Music”. Pictured from left are Linda Elden, Property Manager & Appraiser, Graham Real Estate; Dorcena Nixon, VP Patient Care, Doctors Hospital; Hannah Gray, Deputy Managing Director, PHA; Dean Patrick Adderley, Chairman, Antiquities, Monuments and Museum Corporation; Leroy Sumner, Asst. General Manager, Teachers & Salaried Workers Cooperative Union Ltd. Laura Kimbley, Eastate Agent Graham Real Estate; and Werner Gruner, Rep. South African Community in The Bahamas; not pictured Nathaniel Beneby, Market Head of Personal Banking RBC. (Photograph courtesy BIS)

The concert featured renowned performers of international and local acclaim and was possible through the generous donation of talent and time by Jack Foley and Franz Hepburn, and JoAnn Deveaux –Callender and featured accompanist Lee Callender.

The Chairman of the AMMC Board, Dean Patrick Adderley thanked the scores of Bahamians and residents who filled the Ballroom and enthusiastically demonstrated their appreciation for the performers.

The success of the event was accomplished because of the support and sponsorship of Mrs. Freda Madrisotti, Sir Durward Knowles, Mr. Ed. Fields, Mr. Werner Gruner, Dr. Davidson Hepburn and our corporate sponsors (Graham Real Estate, Teachers and Salaried Workers Cooperate Credit Union, Doctors Hospital, Princess Margaret Hospital Authority, Royal Bank of Canada, As A Matter of Fact, Gems, Tribune Media, Love 97, The Counsellors Print Masters) and the staff at Government House and the dedicated staff of the AMMC Corporation.

For further details on the launch of the AMMC’s fundraising events towards the establishment of the National Museum of The Bahamas please contact us at info@ammcbahamas.com or telephone 326-2566.