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Vestindien Revisited (2017)

VESTINDIEN REVISITED – i kølvandet på kuldampere og cruiseturister

On April 6, 2017 a new exciting exhibition curated by AURA post.doc Natalia Brichet opened at M/S Maritime Museum of Denmark.

The exhibition follows the 100th anniversary of the sale of the West Indies to the United States. It examines how the huge ship traffic to and from the historically important port in St. Thomas for centuries - including 200 years of Danish ownership - still today characterizes the islands' life and development. Interviews with locals from the islands and a collage of past and present tracks from the islands meet in the exhibition to a kaleidoscopic portrait of a society that has always been shaped by the encounter with strangers who have come by sea.

Read more about the exhibition here