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Building Caribbean Ties!

This week, on the 4th of May, the first Caribbean Ties exhibition will open in the Centro Cultural Eduardo León Jimenes in Santiago de los Caballeros, Dominican Republic!

Setting Up

the Caribbean Ties exhibition was produced in The Netherlands, after a two-year co-creative process wherein 15 partners across the Caribbean worked together with NEXUS1492 to present the findings of 6 years of research in the region. The design of the exhibition is a state-of-the-art modular concept and was produced in The Netherlands in collaboration with Buro M2R. This allows for each host partner to set up the exhibition according to the available space, local context, interests, and budgets.

In mid-January of this year, 12 crates, each holding a complete set of exhibition materials (base-structure parts, banners with exhibition texts, replicas, etc.) were shipped to the Caribbean from the port of Rotterdam!

 

One crate with a complete set of Caribbean Ties exhibition materials (photos courtesy of Buro M2R)
Loading the Caribbean Ties crates onto the truck for transport to the port of Rotterdam (photo courtesy of Buro M2R)
Ready for transport to the port of Rotterdam (photo courtesty of Buro M2R)

Currently, the hosting partners are working hard to set up the exhibition in time for the openings! Below are some images from the set up at the National Archaeological Museum Aruba in Oranjestad!

Moving the crate with the exhibition from the harbour to the National Archaeological Museum Aruba (photo courtesy of Archeo Aruba)
Setting up the modular structure of the exhibition in the museum space (photo courtesy of Archeo Aruba)
(photo courtesy of Archeo Aruba)
(photo courtesy of Archeo Aruba)

For more information about the Caribbean Ties opening schedule, click here, or go to the Events page!

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