The collection was built with the help of the Hindustani community in Suriname. Calls have been made via the media to donate or lend objects of significance to Hindustani culture and history to the museum. Special intake days were organized before the opening of the museum. On these days people were able to bring objects to the museum. These were viewed on site, described and included in the collection. The board members and volunteers have also set out outside the city and have asked door-to-door if people would like to lend or donate pieces to the museum.
The collection includes utensils from the past, historical documents, religious attributes, authentic jewelery and musical instruments, clothing, a real Burqi wagon and a replica of an ATM.
We are looking for objects!
The museum's collection is still under construction. Your help is urgently needed! Do you have an object, photo, document or piece of clothing at home that is typically Hindustani? Please do not hesitate to contact us. Similarly, others can see and learn about these precious tangible memories.