Vanuatu National Museum Open Week

Genre : Exhibition | Port Vila

From monday 18 to wednesday 20 november 2013

Contact details : VKS
Tel. : (678) 22129
Column : History/society, Heritage, Arts and crafts

The Vanuatu Cultural Centre is hosting the Open Week for the new State of the Art National Museum, located next to the existing Cultural Centre at Saralana Park in Port Vila, Vanuatu.

The excellent National Museum of Vanuatu, is an impressive local style building with large and well-displayed selections of traditional artefacts such as tamtams (slit-gongs or slit-drums), a massive outrigger canoe, ceremonial headdresses and examples of Lapita and Wusi pottery. There are also photographic displays and videos on traditional ceremonies and stories.

Information / Venue

Day 1 - Monday 18th November
9am - Official Opening
9.30 - 12pm Drum beat and dances from South West Bay, TORBA and Pentecost
12pm Kastom story (field worker, Alben Reuben)
12.30pm Magic group
1pm Drum beat, Pentecost
1.30pm Bamboo Flute, Marcel
2pm Fatumanu Cultural Group
2.30pm Drum Beat, South West Bay
3pm Shanty Town Cultural Group, Tongoa

Day 2 - Tuesday 19th November
9.30am Maltavura Cultural Group


  • Arterial network
  • Media, Sports and Entertainment Group (MSE)
  • Gens de la Caraïbe
  • Groupe 30 Afrique
  • Alliance Française VANUATU
  • Zimbabwe : Culture Fund Of Zimbabwe Trust
  • RDC : Groupe TACCEMS
  • Rwanda : Positive Production
  • Togo : Kadam Kadam
  • Niger : ONG Culture Art Humanité
  • Collectif 2004 Images
  • Africultures Burkina-Faso
  • Bénincultures / Editions Plurielles
  • Africiné
  • Afrilivres

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