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History and legacies of the transatlantic slave trade

Exhibitions mobiles to rent

The Anneaux de la Mémoire association offers tools and interventions on the history of the Atlantic trade of enslaved peoples, slavery and its legacies.

The mobile exhibits are easy to transport, easy to mount. We propose three exhibitions:

      Exhibition on the history of the Atlantic slave trade and colonial slavery, resistances and inheritances (racism and discrimination, modern slavery)


     Exhibition on the history and heritage of the Atlantic slave trade in Europe, Africa and the Caribbean

        Exhibition on the history of Haiti


Citations of enslaved peoples, memories of places

This historical and educational exhibition takes the public on the traces of the slave trade and colonial slavery on the three continents of the Atlantic through photographs and testimonies.

The photographer Philippe Monges takes us across the continents to discover the places where the slave trade and colonial slavery took place over nearly four centuries. He shows us ruins, buildings and landscapes impregnated with this tragic memory. By mixing luminous and historical traces, the exhibition invites us to stop for a few moments to listen to the cries and whispers that the roots, the waves and the stones still deliver. But these voices would only remain ghosts if they were not embodied in those of the slaves who, having become free, wrote the story of their lives in the 18th century. By retracing the route of the slave trade and slavery, through the words of those who lived this tragedy in their flesh, this exhibition gives us the opportunity to hear and see this history through their voices and their eyes.

15 panels to hang


Richly illustrated, the exhibition deals with the history of the trade of enslaved peoples, slavery, resistance and legacies.

By following the path of the triangular trade, from Europe to Africa and then to the Americas, by looking at the living conditions of the slaves, their revolts and the abolitionist process, this exhibition allows us to better understand the importance of this historical phenomenon in the development of our modern societies and its current consequences, such as the development of racist theories, current discrimination and slavery.

Around the 13 exhibition panels and the three continents concerned, the major socio-political themes of our societies are outlined: the questions of human rights, discrimination, racism, democracy or intercultural relations...

13 self-supporting roll-ups

Exhibition for the general public from 7 years old

Perspectives on the trade of enslaved peoples and slavery from the 15th to the 21st century

Educational EXHIBITION

This exhibition includes 31 panels relating the history of Haiti, from the discovery of the island by Spanish explorers (1492) to its independence (1804). It offers the Haitian vision of this history which is common to us all.

Bilingual exhibition in French and Haitian Creole.

30 panels to hang

Exhibition for the general public from 15 years old

From Ayiti to Haiti 


Présent dans tous les foyers, le coton est aujourd’hui la première fibre naturelle utilisée dans la confection de vêtements et produits d’hygiène. La commercialisation du coton est une histoire mondialisée et interconnectée traversant les âges et les continents et qui prend ses racines au 17e siècle.

L’exposition « Coton, la conquête du Monde » aborde cette fibre végétale comme objet de commerce international qui s’est développé avec la traite transatlantique et les sociétés esclavagistes coloniales. Vous y découvrirez ainsi l'histoire de l'Ouest de la France et ses liens avec l'Amérique, l'Afrique et l'Asie.

S'appuyant sur des textes, des iconographies et des illustrations originales, l'exposition vise à satisfaire la curiosité de tous les spectateurs et à promouvoir la connaissance du patrimoine local, du patrimoine immatériel, matériel et végétal.

14 panneaux 

Exposition tout public

Coton, la conquête du Monde

EXPOSITION historique
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