Colonial Institute of Marseille


The colonial institute of Marseille is the first colonial institute established in France. It was founded in 1893 under the leadership of Dr. Edward Heckel (1843-1916).

The Colonial Institute of Marseilles is a member of the French Ministry of the Colonies and the Marseille Chamber of Commerce , [1] created six professorship on “Colonial education” and “funded missions for the benefit of its colonial Museum. The collections were used repeatedly for colonial exhibitions . They are from the colonies, from Madagascar, Indo-China and Guyana, among others, and are essentially of botanical nature. The collection is still on display at the University of Provence, [2] they are presented in their connections, which sometimes are several millennia old.

References

  1. Jump up^ French colonial economic directoryhttp://www.persee.fr/web/revues/home/prescript/article/geo_0003-4010_1932_num_41_234_10701
  2. Jump up^ University of Provencehttp://www.univ-provence.fr/public_html/univ-provence/index.php?pages=article&id=2795&idnum=2834&m=950

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