A great welcome at Imeldahof’s church and MANA on 18 March

A tremendous atmosphere reigns at Noord and Playa with enthusiastic visitors on Himno y Bandera to learn more on the history of Noord, Aruba, and the Caribbean. More than 1000 people got to know the exhibits ‘History of Noord’ and ‘Caribbean Ties’ in Imeldahof’s church. MANA (Museo Arqueologico Nacional Aruba) received more than 400 visitors.

The character of monumental buildings at Noord and Playa captured public attention. Also, the visitors enjoyed the beautiful gardens at both locations. The artwork of artists Belinda de Veer and Sjoerd Maartens was a revelation for the spectators. The tour guide of Belinda de Veer explained how she processes the walks of life in art. The audio-visual production and portrait collages of Sjoerd Maartens were driven with recognition and related questions with protection and future cultural heritage and nature. 

The ‘History of Noord’ exhibit provides an opportunity for the stories of Bethania’s nuns to be told, and also to remember significant successes of school children in the past century. Caribbean Ties brought unknown information of the relation between Caribbean islands before, and after colonization in the region. Tourists also came to the church of Noord and had an enjoyable day with the locals.

The collaboration between Fundacion Kapel di Betania and MANA demonstrated that they could reach a substantial scope. The spaces in Imeldahof’s church will have more activities in the upcoming months in which visitors can experience more aspects of Aruba’s culture.

Exhibits at MANA open from Monday to Friday from 9 AM to 5 PM. Imeldahof’s church is open to the public on Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 9 AM to 3 PM. Entry is free. For a tour guide, you can call MANA’s office at 5828979.

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