Vanuatu National Archives

By popular demand here are some pictures of the new Vanuatu National Library and National Archives building, as well as a couple of photos from the Opening Ceremony that took place on August 23, 2013.

Many thanks to Augustine Tevimule, Assistant Archivist of the Vanuatu National Archives, for sharing these photos!!

The new buildingThe new Vanuatu National Library and National Archives building

The design of the building was inspired by traditional Melanesian style that keeps with the design of the Vanuatu Cultural Centre, creating the Vanuatu National Cultural Council Complex. This complex is dedicated to the history and culture of Vanuatu.

Natonal Art GalleryThe National Art Gallery on the first floor 

General publicThe general public visiting the building during the Opening Ceremony


Jeremy Bruer, Australian High Com. (standing left) with Vanuatu Prime Minister, Moana Carcases Kalosil, cutting the ribbon at the main entrance door of the new building while Minister of Internal, Affairs, Patrick Crowby, stands by to witness

100_0047Augustine in the National Archives main storage area

About islandculturearchivalsupport

Island Culture Archival Support (ICAS) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation of records pertaining to the cultural identity of island peoples in Melanesia, Micronesia and Polynesia whose national and public archives, libraries, cultural centers, and business organizations are underprivileged, underfunded, and understaffed. The specific purpose for which this nonprofit corporation was formed is to support the needs of these South Pacific cultural heritage institutions by helping to preserve and make accessible records created for business, accountability or cultural purposes. The organization will endeavor to add value by providing resources or volunteers to advise, train, and work among island residents to support their efforts in building their future and preserving their collective memory through the use of modern archival techniques.
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3 Responses to Vanuatu National Archives

  1. derick says:


    Greetings from Ricoh South Pacific
    Great Photos taken for the new Vanuatu National Library and National Archives building.
    With your permission, we would like to use one of your photos for Ricoh S.P. 2014 Calendar.
    We will definitely credit your blog/WordPress link on the photo itself.

    Looking forward to hearing from you.

    Best regards,
    Derick Tan

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