Featured Exhibitions

  • ExhibitionsPhoto of History of slavery

    History of slavery

    It is often said that the Seychellois people is a melting pot of races. Indeed, this cliché amply describes the composition of the Seychellois Creole nation. The people of Seychelles represent an ethnic diversity that dates from the second half of the 18th century. In 1835, when the abolition of slavery came into force in all British colonies, 6,521 slaves…

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    Pierre Poivre

    Three hundred years ago today, a French boy was born at Lyon in France, the son of a merchant.  History would ordain that Pierre Poivre would five decades later be instrumental in giving Seychelles a source of economic prosperity, a prosperity which would arrive more than a century after his death in 1786.  In 1772 during the last year of…

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