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CSAV participates in an exhibition at the National Maritime Museum where the 300 years of Rapa Nui History are conmemorated

The exhibition has a collection of engravings belonging to the Compañía Sud Americana de Vapores, where the history of the first European explorers who arrived on the island is commemorated.


Within the framework of the commemoration of 300 years since the Dutch expeditionary Jacob Roggeveen arrived in Rapa Nui and baptized it as Easter Island, the exhibition is entitled: “Aué I look at you: 300 years of modernity in Rapa Nui”.

The ceremony, which was presided over by the Commander in Chief of the First Naval Zone, Contraalmirante Fernando Cabrera, was attended by the Director of the Maritime Museum, Contraalmirante Andrés Rodrigo, the Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Chile, Carmen Gonsalves, María Elena Palma, Deputy Manager of Investor Relations and Sustainability of CSAV, and a delegation of Naval Personnel belonging to the Rapa Nui community.

The Compañía Sud Americana de Vapores joined the collaborative work that gave rise to this exhibition, as part of its permanent work of linking with the community, making its private collection available to the Museum.

The exhibition recounts the Roggeveen crossing, the discovery of Rapa Nui and the meeting of two cultures, highlighting among its exhibited objects: lithographs made by the first expeditions to the island; cartographies raised in 1870 and 1888 where for the first time the State of Chile recognizes the name of Rapa Nui; and a set of wooden figures representing the Kava-kava, Manu uru, Aringa and Tangata Manu moai, works made by artisans from the island.

In this way, visitors will be able to enjoy a collection of engravings from the 18th and 19th centuries, dedicated to the first European explorers to the island, such as La Pèrouse, Cook, or even the Russian navigators of the early 19th century.