Museu Dos Naufragos – First in Boavista, Cape Verde
The first Cape Verdean History and Art Museum in Boa Vista.
The Museu dos Naufragos was founded and developed by the castaways DOS Association. After three years of hard work for an entire family, one of Cape Verde most beautiful museums opened in Boavista in the city of Sal Rei on November 17.Extraordinary work that must be absolutely supported.
This Museum was built with materials found on the island, with particular attention to materials recycling. In the different divisions we find a permanent exhibition that represents Cape Verdes anthropological culture, as well as its art and history through different approaches, bringing the relevance and uniqueness of Creole culture to the attention of visitors.
The story is told from the point of view of a Naufragos“castaway” lost in the sea of life; the metaphor of the wreck refers to the condition of man, who, like Jonas, Ulysses and Robinson Crusoe set out on a voyage on the open sea, far from home and certainty, in search of knowledge. The museum performs the dual task of preserving the history, culture and diversity of the past and providing a place for open debate about the future and a better understanding of what it means to be human beyond mere ethnicity. Temporary exhibitions by local and international artists will take place in the upper divisions of the structure, symbolizing art as a universal language.