French Guiana Archives and Libraries

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Archives[edit | edit source]

French Guiana Genealogical Records
Website: Forebears

Guyana Territorial Archives (Archives territoriales de Guyane}
Rue du Colonel Claude Chandon
Cayenne 97300
Telephone: 594 594 20 42 23
Website: Archives territoriales de Guyane

Libraries[edit | edit source]

Library Franconie
1 Avenue du Général de Gaulle
Cayenne 97300
Telephone: 594 594 29 59 16
Website: Bibliotheque Departementale Franconie, Cayenne

University of Guyana Library
Campus de Troubiran BP 792
Cayenne 97337
Telephone: 594 594 29 79 10
Website: University of Guyana Library
Website #2: Université de Guyane

Museums[edit | edit source]

Musée Alexandre-Franconie (Museo departamental Alexandre-Franconie)
1, avenue Général de Gaulle
Cayenne 97300
Telephone: 594 594 29 59 13
Website: Musée Alexandre-Franconie

The Musée includes collections of various domains from natural history (French Guiana's fauna and flora), archaeology, and ethnology to local history. As other museums, the collections accumulated for more than 110 years reflect the favorite domains of all managers that have followed each other to head the institution. The profusion of objects in each rooms gives the museum its atmosphere of "Cabinet of curiosities".

Musée des cultures guyanaises
78 et 54, Rue Madame Payée
Cayenne 97300
Telephone: 594 594 31 41 72
Website: Musée des cultures guyanaises
Website #2: Musée des Cultures Guyanaises
Website #3: Museum of Guiana Cultures

The Musée des cultures guyanaises curates and shows a collection of ethnographic objects collected among the ethnic groups that compose French Guiana: the first native Indians settlements, the Maroons, the Creoles and more recent immigration groups such as the Hmong, Brazilians or Haitians. The museum also has a fund of Indian and colonial archaeological objects as well as historical iconographic documents and documentary sound archives.