Though the layout of the museum has changed considerably since visiting, the Vanuatu Cultural Centre illuminates a certain part of ni-Van history and identity. As far as appreciating the culture, you could certainly do worse than to spend an hour here.
Exhibits aren't exhaustive, but generally touch on the composition of traditional Melanesian society using an array of artefacts: masks, garments, weapons and accessories. There is also some effort to depict the natural life occupying Efate, and of most interest, the independence of Vanuatu (formerly the New Hebrides) over some thirty years ago. A store with a certain number of overpriced wares, mostly books, is interesting to have a cursory look at nonetheless. If you have any committed interest to the history of Vanuatu, some of the books are worth reading.
Of course there is also the sand drawing, which seems to be the most enjoyable aspect of the centre for tourists. One of the guides will spend some time using the drawings as an object to discuss some of the myth narratives of the culture. Symbolism and reverence of natural entities, as in most traditional islander societies, is interestingly complex and developed. Whilst the art and narrative associated with sand drawing has, of course, faded out of practice, seeing it drawn and described is an attraction that should sustain the interest of just about anyone.
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