Connect with us

Africa

Intercontinental Slavery Museum: Remittance of keys after completion works of First Phase

Published

on

Intercontinental Slavery Museum: Remittance of keys after completion works of First Phase

The ISM was converted from the former Labordonnais Military Hospital, which is among one of the oldest buildings in the country, significant in the history of slavery.

PORT LOUIS, Mauritius, Jan. 14, 2022/APO Group/ —

The keys to Phase One of the Intercontinental Slavery Museum (ISM) were handed over to ISM Mauritius Ltd today in Port-Louis during a post-completion ceremony. The president of ISM Mauritius Ltd, Mr. Jean Maxy Simonet, the president of the Subcommittee that supervises the implementation of the ISM, Mr. Jean François Chaumière, director of the Aquitaine museum, in Bordeaux, who is currently in Mauritius regarding conceptualization of the second phase, Mr. Laurent Védrine and other personalities were present.

The first phase will consist of the rehabilitation of the building and the second will consist of the commissioning of the Museum.

The ISM was converted from the former Labordonnais Military Hospital, which is among one of the oldest buildings in the country, significant in the history of slavery.

The Museum aims to promote the study of slavery and the slave trade in the Indian Ocean; collect, collect and preserve documents and oral history about slavery; create and preserve a catalog of artifacts related to slavery; host a permanent exhibition and organize regular traveling exhibitions; and promote curricular development and scientific research, as well as the production of didactic and pedagogical materials.

The ISM comprises a Research and Documentation Center to enable the population to access information on the history of Mauritius and intercultural dialogue, as well as an administrative department dedicated to its staff.

In a statement, the President of ISM Mauritius Ltd welcomed the delivery of the keys to the administrative section and noted that the ground floor and first floor have been duly restored and an administrative section has been added. Mr. Védrine’s visit to Mauritius, said Mr. Simonet, is key to the second phase of the project, as he will provide his expertise on the main themes of the Museum.

For his part, Mr. Chaumière was satisfied with the rehabilitation of the building that will house the Museum. He recalled that the works started in 2016. Speaking about the financial aspect of the project, he indicated that it has been implemented with reasonable costs of around Rs 30 million.

As for Mr. Védrine, he noted that his visit to Mauritius is part of the French Government’s cooperation in providing support to further develop this symbolic project that is an integral part of the country’s history.

Short Link: https://wp.me/pcj2iU-3GPD

NNN is a Nigerian online news portal that publishes breaking news in Nigeria, and across the world. We are honest, fair, accurate, thorough and courageous in gathering, reporting and interpreting news in the best interest of the public, because truth is the cornerstone of journalism and we strive diligently to ascertain the truth in every news report. Contact: editor @ nnn.ng. Disclaimer.