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About the CHAGOS cultural heritage project



This website has been created to help share and preserve Chagossian cultural heritage. It is part of the project CHAGOS: Cultural Heritage Across Generations, funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council in the UK.

During workshops in Mauritius and the UK in 2017, Chagossian elders have shared their knowledge with the younger generations, on the themes of coconut handicrafts, medicinal plants, cuisine, musical instruments, and song and dance. The recordings and artefacts from the workshops featured on this website will also be exhibited at the Chagos Refugees Group Centre in Mauritius and at Crawley Museum in the UK.

The CHAGOS project is a collaboration between: Laura Jeffery and Rebecca Rotter, social anthropologists at the University of Edinburgh; the Chagos Refugees Group; Crawley Museum; Vinesh Hookoomsing, a linguist; Saradha Soobrayen, a poet; Carolyn Murphy, an arts and heritage project manager; and film directors Satyen Bhujun (AVARTS) and Gopalen Chellapermal (Wild Square Production). We are grateful for the technical support provided for this website by Stuart Walker at the University of Edinburgh.

Sa website-la inn kree pou ed lakominote Chagosien partaz ek protez zot kiltir. Li form parti proze CHAGOS: Cultural Heritage Across Generations, avek fon Arts and Humanities Research Council dan UK.

Pandan bann seminer dan Moris ek dan Langleter an 2017, bann natif inn partaz zot kiltir avek bann zenes pou zot konn kiltir Chagosien pli bien. Seminer ti fer lor bann aktivite kouma: artizana koko, lakwizinn, plant medsin, ek sega. Bann fim ek bann foto ki'nn kree dan bann seminer, ou pou trouv zot lor website, ek osi dan bann expozision dan Sant Chagos Refugees Group dan Moris ek dan Crawley Museum an Angleter.

Proze CHAGOS enn kolaborasion ant: Laura Jeffery ek Rebecca Rotter, antropolog dan Liniversite Edinburgh; Groupe Refugiés Chagos; Crawley Museum; Vinesh Hookoomsing, exper dan langaz Kreol; Saradha Soobrayen, poet; ek Carolyn Murphy, exper dan patrimwann. Satyen Bhujun (AVARTS) ek Gopalen Chellapermal (Wild Square Production) inn kree bann fim. Website-la li lor platform Omeka avek soutien Stuart Walker dan Liniversite Edinburgh.