1753 & 1787 Maces – Jamaican Parliament

CSMO has been working on a multi year project to see the 1753 & 1787 Jamaican Parliament Maces safely conserved and help with their long term preservation. The onsite treatment took place in June 2019.

Here is the press release published by the Jamaica Gleaner on June 14, 2019

http://jamaica-gleaner.com/article/lead-stories/20190614/news-briefs

Parliament’s maces being refurbished

When the Senate meets today, it will be using its recently refurbished 1753 mace.

The mace was given attention as part of a project to refurbish both of the Parliament’s maces by renowned Canadian conservator Alexander Gabov.

The mace is the symbol of royal authority and must be in place when meetings of the Senate and House of Representatives are held.

The Parliament’s maces were constructed in 1753 and in 1787.

For more than 20 years, only one mace has been in use as the 1753 mace had undergone structural damage and was severely tarnished.

The 1753 mace will be used for ceremonial purposes to allow for the repair of the 1787 Mace. It is expected that repairs to be completed next week.

Once both maces have been repaired, the 1753 mace will be used for Senate meetings and the 1787 mace will be used for meetings of the House of Representatives.

Canadian conservator Alexander Gabov puts the finishing touches on the 1753 mace.

Canadian conservator Alexander Gabov puts the finishing touches on the 1753 Mace.

Image Tashana Sewell

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