The cultural center works to record and promote the diverse cultures” of Vanuatu. It fulfills the role a national body for the preservation, the protection and the promotion of the different aspects of the culture of the archipelago.

Interior of the National Museum of Vanuatu – Vanuatu Cultural Centre / Image: via

The Vanuatu Cultural Centre founded in 1955, includes the National Museum of Vanuatu, the National Film and Sound Unit, the Vanuatu Cultural and Historical Site Survey, the National Archives, the National and Public Library, the Tafea and Malekula Cultural Centre.

Its aim is to record and promote the traditional indigenous cultures of Vanuatu in their various aspects, but also the country’s “contemporary arts and music”.

Some cultural artifacts inside this Vanuatu Museum / Image: via Cultural Centre

▶  National Museum of Vanuatu, Port Vila Aug 2019

Featured Image: Entrance to the National Museum of Vanuatu / Image: via


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