Museum Kura Hulanda Celebrates Black History Month With Free Admission

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Anthropological museum documents the Trans-Atlantic slave trade and houses largest African collection in the Caribbean

Museum Kura Hulanda

“We’re humbled to house such incredible historical artifacts on our property and it’s an honor to be able to share them with our guests from around the world,” said Jody DeLeon, Director of Sales and Marketing for Kura Hulanda Resorts.

In honor of Black History Month, Kura Hulanda Resorts is offering guests complimentary admission to Museum Kura Hulanda, an anthropological museum that focuses on the predominant cultures of Curaçao.

Guests who visit or call Kura Hulanda Resorts to book any package or any rate during the entire month of February will receive complimentary admission to the museum during their stay.

Museum Kura Hulanda is the nexus of Hotel Kura Hulanda, an 80-room luxury boutique resort in Curaçao, one of the Caribbean’s largest and most beautiful islands. Situated on the site of a former slave yard and merchant’s home, Museum Kura Hulanda contains a vast collection of artifacts and relics and was the vision of Jacob Gelt Dekker, who founded and privately funds it through the Jade Foundation. It was the first component of Project Kura Hulanda, which has since expanded to encompass two resorts, multiple dining options, conference center and real estate development.

“Cultural preservation and education is extremely important to us and to our founder, Jacob Gelt Dekker,” said Jody DeLeon, Director of Sales and Marketing for Kura Hulanda Resorts. “We’re humbled to house such incredible historical artifacts on our property and it’s an honor to be able to share them with our guests from around the world.”

The museum’s permanent collection features eight main exhibits:

  •     African Americans in North America uses artifacts and historical documents to follow the process of conflict and assimilation of African descendant peoples in North America.
  •     Joao Mauricio Rugendas in Brazil showcases Rugendas original drawings and etchings from his travels, some of which are the best representations of African slave life in Brazil known to exist.
  •     The Lands of Abraham is an exquisite collection of more than 400 unique bronze, ceramic, stone, iron and glass artifacts, some dating back 5,000 years accompanied by written texts relevant to the times, life and region of Abraham.
  •     The Origin of Man displays fossils, skulls and bone artifacts from archaeological finds in Africa.
  •     Pre-Colombian Gold showcases rare pre-Columbian ceramics and gold artifacts from northern South America dating back more than 2000 years.
  •     Slave Trade and Middle Passage is a life-size reconstruction of a slave ship's hold, plus artifacts and prints commemorating the transatlantic slave trade 1441-1863.
  •     Surinam Bushnegroes is a section dedicated to unique artifacts and historical drawings of the life and cultures of the Bushnegro, escaped African slaves who established an entire society of people living in the jungles of Suriname.
  •     West African Empires features original artifacts, dating from 3000 B.C. to the present, from Ghana, Mali and Songhay Empires, including Nok Ceramics and Benin Bronzes.

Museum Kura Hulanda is open from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, Tuesday through Saturday.

To take advantage of this special museum offer call 1.877.264.3106 or email reservations(at)kurahulanda(dot)com and mention Black History Month when making your reservation.

Kura Hulanda Resorts, a member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World, is comprised of Hotel Kura Hulanda and Lodge Kura Hulanda & Beach Club. Located in Willemstad, Curaçao, the Hotel Kura Hulanda is an 80-room luxury boutique resort featuring meticulously restored 18th and 19th century Dutch Colonial Caribbean buildings spread amongst several glorious courtyards, multiple pools, award winning restaurants, a lavish spa, fitness center and more. Nestled in the tranquil and idyllic setting of Curaçao’s west end, the Lodge Kura Hulanda and Beach Club offers a luxurious ambiance coupled with a relaxing beachfront retreat and the seclusion of a unique island hideaway.

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Lisa Schwartz
Diamond Public Relations
305.854.3544
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