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Musée du Panthéon National Haïtien

Musée du Panthéon National Haïtien

The Musée du Panthéon National Haïtien (MUPANAH) is a museum featuring the heroes of the independence of Haiti and the Haitian history and culture.

HistoryEdit

 
Interior view of the Musée du Panthéon National Haïtien

The Musée du Panthéon National Haïtien was opened in 1983. This cultural center is to perpetuate and disseminate the memory of "Fathers of the Nation".[1]

One of its main missions is to participate in heritage conservation and dissemination of national culture. The MUPANAH is an institution whose function is the conservation, protection and enhancement of historical and cultural heritage.

2010 earthquakeEdit

Following the earthquake in Haiti in 2010, the museum building was only slightly damaged due in part to its semi-buried construction, making it less prone to destruction.[2]

CollectionsEdit

The museum traces Taínos, Spanish, and a section dedicated to the heroes of independence including silver gun with which Henri Christophe committed suicide and the bell used to announce the independence. It also contains chains of slavery, torture instruments, sculptures and temporary exhibitions of paintings. Another curiosity, the anchor of the Caravel of Christopher Columbus, the Santa Maria measuring 4 meters high.[3]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Installation au Musée du Panthéon National Haïtien". Le Nouvelliste (in Haitian Creole). Archived from the original on March 25, 2012. Retrieved October 17, 2018.
  2. ^ Wegener, Corine (May 4–8, 2018). "Smithsonian – Haiti Conservation Team Report" (PDF). Retrieved January 17, 2019.CS1 maint: date format (link)
  3. ^ "Port – au – Prince". Alliance Haiti (in Haitian Creole). Archived from the original on August 26, 2011. Retrieved August 31, 2011. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)

Coordinates: 18°32′36″N 72°20′14″W / 18.54327°N 72.33722°W / 18.54327; -72.33722