TROMELIN. THE ISLAND OF THE FORGOTTEN SLAVES
From the 1st february 2022 to the 8th january 2023
The exhibition tells the story of 80 Malagasy slaves from the island of Madagascar, who were abandoned in 1760 on an almost deserted islet in the Indian Ocean for fifteen years.
Turned into a maritime prison, they left there year after year a silent account of their anguish. A team of historians and archaeologists have tried to give them a voice and thus recover a hitherto unknown page of human history.
Through audiovisuals, archaeological objects, models and graphic material, the exhibition shows the results of historical-archaeological research, which are exponents of both the most cruel side and the capacity for survival, intrinsic to human beings.
The exhibition is a co-production of the Nantes Museum of History and the French National Institute for Preventive Archaeological Research (Inrap) and, after visiting many cities in France, this is the first time it can be visited outside France.
Families can visit the exhibition independently with the help of a free map for children aged 6 to 12, which is available at the Museum's reception during opening hours.