Culture: European Museum Night is also in the Overseas Territories!

In Europe, 3,000 museums will open their doors, including 1,300 in France, the country that created the event. Through the system “The class, the work!” » carried out jointly by the Ministry of Culture and the Ministry of National Education and Youth, it will be the students themselves who will provide the visits and who will become cultural mediators for an evening in the museums participating in This program.

The main events in the overseas territories

Guadeloupe : THE Edgar Clerc Museum offers from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. a narrated flashlight tour of its collections with the storyteller, musician and mountain guide Raphaël Anne Rose known as “Fayot”, to promote the heritage of the archipelago. There will then be a “pictorial happening” with the graffiti artist Yeswoo who will create a painting measuring 1m50 by 2 meters, representative of a Native American figure, in order to recall and perpetuate the existence of the original culture of the Caribbean.

Guyana: among seven events, the saga of the sugar and rum industry in Guyana, from the first colonial slave dwellings of the 17th century to the present day by Nathalie Cazelles, doctor in archeology and historian, associate researcher at the University of Guyana, at Museum of Guyanese Cultures, from 6 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Until 10 p.m., free visit to the temporary exhibition “Heritage Treasures”. This exhibition presents a selection of works and objects from the Museum’s collections. Rare, unique, sometimes unusual pieces. HAS The house at 54, rue Madame Payé, cand space dedicated to the lifestyles of yesteryear is an example of traditional Creole architecture in an urban environment. “54” also presents a permanent exhibition on an illustrious Guyanese personality, former owner of the house: Herménégilde Tell. A large part of the furniture on display belonged to him. From 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Martinique : At Memorial to the 1902 disaster, from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., “A city is beautiful at night”: guided tour of the emblematic places of Saint-Pierre and to discover its monuments from the new angle of nocturnal wandering. From 5 p.m. to 11 p.m., Saint-Pierre is organizing the first edition of MADA’ART, a market for art, artists and craftspeople, at the Max Ransay covered market.

The meeting : the island has no less than eleven events. At Museum of Decorative Arts of the Indian Ocean, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., discovery of the art of Chinese painting through landscape decorations and calligraphy with DU Min. In the same place, from 6 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., first year artistic crafts patent students specializing in cabinetmaking from the Roches Maigres Professional High School in Saint-Louis will present a work inspired by different parts of animals, creating a fascinating composition.

HAS The City of the Volcano, at Le Tampon, music from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. with the trio “Sauce piquante” who will play their own compositions as a trio to take the audience into a humorous electro pop blues universe! At Salt Museum, visit from 8:15 p.m. to midnight. This exceptional space, owned by the Conservatoire du Littoral, Pointe au sel in Saint-Leu is the only site where salt is made in Reunion. The Salt Museum, managed by the Departmental Council of Reunion Island, is located in the old store which formerly served as storage for drying salt just extracted from the seawater evaporation ponds. From 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., an immersion in The Rum Saga in Reunion Island, the only museum dedicated to local rum, located in Saint-Pierre in the heart of the oldest family distillery on the island, still in operation.

► Find our Museums in Overseas series:

Series – Museums Overseas: The Higginson House in Nouméa, art as a mode of integration

Series – Museums in Overseas Territories: Fort Napoléon in Les Saintes, from a former strategic military site to a historical and cultural museum

Series – Overseas Museums: The Edgar Clerc departmental museum in Guadeloupe, following in the footsteps of the island’s first inhabitants, with innovative scientific programs

Series – Overseas Museums: The Camélia Costumes and Traditions museum in Guadeloupe, a journey through the history of traditional Creole costume

Series – Museums in Overseas Territories: Museum of the City of Nouméa, place of construction of collective memory

Series – Overseas Museums: The Memorial of the 1902 disaster in Martinique, transmitting a living memory so as not to forget

Series – Overseas Museums: The Slave Savanna in Martinique, a place of memory and transmission open to the world

Series – Overseas Museums: The Museum of Decorative Arts of the Indian Ocean (MADOI) in Reunion, witness to the art and aesthetics of the Indian Ocean through the centuries

Series – Overseas Museums: The salt eco-museum in Mayotte, preserving the traditional know-how of the Mamas Shingo

Series – Overseas Museums: The Tjibaou Cultural Center, an intercultural space that challenges its times

Series – Overseas Museums: the Saint-François Museum of Fine Arts, the unmissable arts venue in Guadeloupe

Series – Overseas Museums: the Te Fare Natura ecomuseum in Polynesia, a unique, immersive and innovative space dedicated to science, nature and living things

Series – Museums overseas: the Musarth, art and history museum in Guadeloupe wishes to open up to the world

Series – Museums in Overseas Territories: The Villèle museum in Reunion Island is evolving and will become a museum of habitation and slavery

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