Museum seeking help of artistic high school students

Museum seeking help of artistic high school students

Pictured: A glimpse of the museum.

The St. Maarten National Heritage Foundation (SMNHF) & Museum is in the process of updating its exhibit on the historical salt industry on St. Maarten, accomplishing its main goal of keeping memories of the island alive. Exhibits serve to help visitors rediscover (or discover) the island’s heritage and culture in an immersive way.

For this project, SMNHF is seeking the assistance of high school students interested in art and video production. The exciting project is on a voluntary basis, and students will be able to earn community service hours for their contribution to the important non-profit organisation.

There are four potential options for the project.

Option 1: Create a 3D model of the Foga Ruins for display. The replica should be made out of modelling clay.

Option 2: Create a model of the Great Salt Pond, indicating the salt pans.

Option 3: Create a painting or diorama depicting a scene from salt harvesting.

Option 4: Create a short, well edited video (2-5 minutes) summarising the history of the Foga Ruins.

Interested? Please contact the St. Maarten National Heritage Foundation by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or calling +1 (721) 542-4917.

The museum displays a collection of artefacts, paintings, flora and fauna, and exhibitions portraying the different peoples (Amerindians, Africans, Europeans) and the different periods of history of the island. There is also an extensive reference library on the history, geography, archaeology, culture and literature of St. Maarten/St. Martin, and other Caribbean countries, for research purposes.

The museum is located in the Speetjens Alley at #7 Front Street in Philipsburg.