Latin America and the Caribbean
Imagine being in a rain forest, walking in a city, admiring ancient ruins or taking a look around a slave ship. The story of Latin America and the Caribbean starts with pre-Columbian cultures such as those of the Incas, leading up to the modern city.
Culture, continuity and change in Latin America and the Caribbean are the central features of this presentation. The journey across this continent starts in the rain forest and ends in a lifelike Bar Teatro Los Heroes, where Latin American hits feature on the jukebox. Learn about Mexican masks, Umbanda and the symbolic significance of pre-Columbian pottery on a series of touch screens.
Did you know that this part of the world is a cultural cocktail of indigenous, European and African ingredients? See how these diverse elements come together in various objects in this presentation.
Made by Galleria.
Surinam and the Antilles
Special attention is also paid in this presentation to the historical connection linking Surinam, the Antilles and Holland. Learn more about the three-way slave-trade, the abolition of slavery and the rise of Surinamese independence.
For a 3D image of the plantations during the slave period see the dioramas - miniature models - by Gerrit Schouten (1779-1839). Schouten was the first Surinamese artist to achieve wide recognition. He painted the magnificent flora of Suriname, but was especially celebrated for his amazing dioramas.