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Field of intervention
Vocational training
Supported organization
Country and localization
France, Paris, Junas and Alès
Supported people
14 stone-cutter and 2 fruit confectioners
Project helped in
Amount of the support
14,000 euros

Protecting the stone-cutting trade and promoting fruit-growing expertise

Tuhuka is a French association that implements, supports and coordinates initiatives that promote the development and safeguard the art and culture of the Marquesas Islands in French Polynesia.

In 2009 and 2010, Marquesas Islands people stone-cutter and nurserymen were in France to share about their local know-how with French professionals, the Compagnons du Devoir (a French trade guild) and fruit confectioners, to visit sculptor’s workshops and tour the Musée du Quai Branly (an anthropology museum) in Paris. This opportunity to share expertise is allowing Marquesas Islands people to promote and enhance traditional techniques on their islands.

The Accor Foundation* supported the different activities realized by Marquesas Island people in 2009 and 2010.

* In 2013, the Accor Foundation became Solidarity Accor.

The project holder
Hubert Clément
General Manager ibis Centr’Alès

The support of the Foundation was a great opportuniy for the Marquezas Island people to discover French local know-how.