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Mon, 08 Sep 2014 10:50 - Updated Mon, 08 Sep 2014 10:52

National Slavery Museum reopens

Luanda - The minister of Culture, Rosa Cruz e Silva, Sunday in Luanda reopened the National Slavery Museum, in the Luanda municipality of Belas.

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Slavery Museum in Luanda

Photo: Antonio Escrivao

This followed a ceremony of re-inauguration that included an exhibition as part of the activities of the National Culture Festival (Fenacult2014).

After the inauguration, the minister toured the fully rehabilitated premises, while  the museum’s head,  Valdimir Fortuna, made explanations to those present about the various compartments of the building and their work.

The exhibition comprises photos depicting the ceremony of baptism of the slaves before embarking to Europe and America, including the process of disembarking.

The collection includes pieces of armament used by the colonisers and by the colonised.

According to the official, the reopening of the museum to the public will contribute to the transmission of information on the process of slavery in Angola.

The National Slavery Museum was founded on 17 December 1977 and is a scientific investigation institutions that comprises five compartments containing a synthesis of the history of slavery and slave trafficking.

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