In the heart of Memorial ACTe

 

 

THE PROJECT

SCENOGRAPHY

 

 

describing the history of slavery from antiquity to the present day. Presented in 39 modules called "Islands" and regrouped into 6 historical periods or "Archipelagos", each tour is available with an audio-guide in 4 languages (French, Creole, English and Spanish).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

dedicated to contemporary artistic expression.

 

 

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To learn about the history and origin of Guadeloupean and Caribbean surnames

 

 

 

 

Panoramic gardens offering a view of the sea, mountains and Pointe à Pitre town, with an orientation table and an ice-cream parlour. Linked to the Memorial by a footbridge 11m high.

 

 

 

 

An adaptable space to cater for cultural and artistic events, congresses, seminars and conferences.

 

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Containing documents and books on the slave trade, slavery and contemporary art.

 

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Visits & Activities

VISITS AND ACTIVITIES

• A PERMANENT 1700 M² EXHIBITION SPACE

describing the history of slavery from antiquity to the present day. Presented in 39 modules called "Islands" and regrouped into 6 historical periods or "Archipelagos", each tour is available with an audio-guide in 4 languages (French, Creole, English and Spanish).

 

Archipelago 1 - The Americas, Archipelago 2 - Towards slavery and the slave trade, Archipelago 3 - The Slavery Period,  Archipelago 4 - Abolition, Archipelago 5 - Post abolition and segregation, Archipelago 6 - Today

 

• A TEMPORARY 700 M² EXHIBITION SPACE

dedicated to contemporary artistic expression.

 

• EDUCATIVE WORKSHOPS

 

• GENEALOGICAL RESEARCH AREA

To learn about the history and origin of Guadeloupean and Caribbean surnames

 

• MORNE MEMOIRE (Memory Hill) PARK

Panoramic gardens offering a view of the sea, mountains and Pointe à Pitre town, with an orientation table and an ice-cream parlour. Linked to the Memorial by a footbridge 11m high.

 

 

 •SEAFRONT WALK

A specially arranged footpath offering visitors a relaxing walk along the seafront.

 

• A CONFERENCE AND VISUAL ARTS HALL

An adaptable space to cater for cultural and artistic events, congresses, seminars and conferences.

 

• A MEDIA LIBRARY AND RESEARCH LIBRARY

Containing documents and books on the slave trade, slavery and contemporary art.

 

• RESTAURANTS

Two restaurants, one gastronomic.

 

• SHOP

 

• ADAPTABLE VERANDA

Open air event space for the organisation of social and festive events.

 

• SIGHTSEEING TOURS DEPARTING FROM MEMORIAL ACTe

In collaboration with professional tour guides, visits to various historical & memorial sites of the archipelago.

 

• ACCESS FROM SEA

Specifically for cruise ship passengers and pleasure craft boaters.

 

François CONFINO, well-known museographer, has been entrusted with the permanent exhibition which will offer visitors a historical and cultural tour into the heart of slavery and slave trade history. Immersive and interactive, the tour is set up as six archipelagos, each with their own individual theme which are sure to rivet the attention of the public, whatever their age.

 

Through projections, reconstitutions, exhibitions of patrimonial objects, museum artefacts and contemporary works of art, the visitor will understand not only the origins of slavery and the high stakes involved, but also the importance of the fight for freedom for all men, regardless of where they come from or where they live.

 

 

 

 

A PERMANENT 1700 M² EXHIBITION SPACE

 

 

 

 

 

 

    MORNE MEMOIRE (Memory Hill) PARK 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A TEMPORARY 700 M² EXHIBITION SPACE 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   A CONFERENCE AND VISUAL ARTS HALL

 

 

 

 

 

 

GENEALOGICALRESEARCH AREA 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   A MEDIA LIBRARY AND RESEARCH LIBRARY

 

 

Mémorial ACTe

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Caribbean Image Festival Guadeloupe

PHOTOGRAPHY AND LIVE IMAGE

The Memorial ACTe is launching the Caribbean Image Festival whose first preview edition is concomitant with the Memorial's inauguration. The Caribbean Image Festival has a dual ambition. On the one hand, promotion and discovery of the photographic and image heritage of the Caribbean, on the other hand, exploration of the different photographic and image worlds of this geographical area. Preference will be for a contemporary, Caribbean perspective but this will not preclude perspectives from travelling photographers.

 

As such, the festival reflects the specificity of major festivals promoting regional discovery as opposed to those simply dedicated to well-known, international artists already appearing in events, meetings and biennial meetings throughout the world.

 

Through its regional, Caribbean role as the Caribbean Centre of Expression and Memory of Slavery & the Slave Trade, the Memorial ACTe aims to promote the diversity of contemporary expression, including today's most popular form,  photography and live image.

 

Artistic Directors: Jean François Mannicom & Tony Coco Viloin

Scientific Advisor: Thierry L'Etang

Director: Pierre Reinette

 

The first edition of the festival will run from 7th July to 30th September 2015: ten exhibitions, more than 500 images, projection of 80 short films and clips, multiple POM, conferences, workshops.

 

Memory inspires the future

MÉMORIAL ACTE GUADELOUPE

Darboussier - Rue Raspail

POINTE-A-PITRE - Guadeloupe - FWI

Tél : +590 (0)590 25 16 00

memorial.acte@gmail.com

 

Association des amis du Mémorial ACTe

asso.lesamisdumemorialacte971@gmail.com

 

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