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Historical Preservation

Seychelles National Heritage Week in progress

Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN  Apr 23, 2010

The 100th anniversary of the official completion and opening in 1910 of the Carnegie Building in Victoria, which now houses the Natural History Museum was also the chosen date to launch the annual "National Heritage Week" across the target="_blank">Seychelles archipelago.

The Carnegie building is one of the showcases of historical preservation and a sight to behold, but more important is the present work to create a full inventory of buildings and sites worth preserving for future generations and for the visitors to the islands to see and appreciate, while learning something about the varied past of the Seychelles. Reportedly, over 300 sites are presently protected under the respective laws and regulations, a credit to the country and an added attraction for the tourist industry.

Most notably was the opportunity used to sign a memorandum of understanding between the Seychelles Tourism Academy (STA) and the national monuments board to incorporate the materials kept there and the findings of studies into the curriculum of STA students training to become qualified tourism personnel.

Seychelles National Heritage Week in progress
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