Saint Lucia's Colour­ful Past

To­wards Re­assem­bling the Frag­ments

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An ar­chae­o­log­i­cal ex­hi­bi­tion was held from 14 Jan­uary 2016 for one month at the unique, pyra­mid­shaped build­ing of Al­liance Fran­caise de Sainte-Lu­cie at Point Seraphine, Cas­tries. The event fea­tured, among other things, short pre­sen­ta­tions by SLNA, PÉYI, poet Ken­del Hip­polyte and a guest ar­chae­ol­o­gist from Guade­loupe. The ‘in­ter­rog­a­tive’ ex­hi­bi­tion was un­der­taken by PÉYI (Peo­ple En­gag­ing in Your In­ter­est), Saint Lucia Na­tional Archives (SLNA) and Al­liance Française de Sainte-Lu­cie, with the col­lab­o­ra­tion of pri­vate col­lec­tors, un­der the theme “Re­assem­bling St. Lucia’s ar­chae­o­log­i­cal frag­ments” and sought to raise pub­lic aware­ness, par­tic­u­larly among the youth, of the im­por­tance of pro­tect­ing our bio-cul­tural pat­ri­mony and es­tab­lish­ing a Na­tional Mu­seum in Saint Lucia; the work of SLNA was high­lighted and the aim to fa­mil­iarise the pub­lic with the ar­ti­facts of Saint Lucia’s pre-Columbian era con­tained in the is­land’s check­ered his­tory.

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