Madagascar : Voyage sur l’île heureuse [Voyage to the Island of Happiness]
Curator: Mrs Jeanne d’Arc Brochu in collaboration with Sr Émilienne Boivin
August 6 2011 ‒ April 19 2015
This exhibition acquainted visitors with the Little Franciscans of Mary mission conducted for over 40 years in Madagascar. Both exotic and unique, the country brims with treasures both large and small.
Visitors were offered an opportunity to plunge into a colourful, joyful setting to explore exceptional fauna and flora, the country’s rich culture and countless hand-crafted artisan products.
The exhibition included a number of artefacts fashioned by Madagascans (basketry, sculptures, musical instruments), numerous objects evoking their lifestyle and daily life (clothing, toys, spices) as well as other relevant island items (fossils, minerals, seashells). From embroidery to music and outdoor markets to fragrances, all Madagascar’s secrets were shared with us!