Founded in 1959, the Vanuatu Cultural Centre is located in Port Vila. The institution focuses on preservation, protection, and promotion of the diverse cultures of Vanuatu. Since its establishment in 1950s, the main role of the cultural centre has been to document and record the culture and cultural history of Vanuatu. Both the Cultural Center staff and a network of about 60 field workers manage the whole work throughout the islands of Vanuatu.
The permanent displays of the museum contain a large section of traditional artifacts, from masks, slit gongs to mats, and scale models of outrigger canoes, as well as examples of pre-historic shells, fossils and pottery, and animals and birds from every island. As temporary exhibitions, there are daily screening of video documentaries on aspects of the culture and history of Vanuatu.
Experienced staff and some skillful guides are there to give you a personal and group tour of the Museum’s extensive collection and performances in traditional skills, such as sand-drawing, dance, bamboo flute, and story-telling. Additionally, you can purchase something special to remind you of your trip to Vanuatu from the museum shop. Extensive range of books, posters, CDs, DVDs, ceramics, paintings, and drawings are also available.
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