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OECS/ECCU Exhibition Centre

The Exhibition Centre
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The Exhibition Centre opened its doors on 16 February 2006 in honour of the OECS people, the foundation for the success of the OECS. The primary objective is to establish a visual representation of some of the concepts embodied in the OECS Treaty 1981 and the ECCB Agreement Act 1983.

The Centre’s mission is to promote informed enjoyment and understanding of the people, culture, history and economies of the OECS with a special focus on the eight member countries of the Eastern Caribbean Currency Union.

These eight countries have a common central bank, the ECCB, and a common currency the EC Currency. The British Virgin Islands is the only OECS country that is not part of the Currency Union.

The OECS/ECCU Exhibition Centre is an educational institution established by the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank as one component of the ECCU Public Education Programme.   top ^


YOUR EXHIBITION EXPERIENCE                                                                                      TAKE THE VIRTUAL TOUR

Addressing issues of national and regional identity, history, culture, and economic activity, the Exhibition Centre features a unique collection of artwork, historical artefacts, cultural and historical illustrations, and notable displays of products and data defining the OECS economy.

Special focus for the inauguration is a Photographic Exhibition, entitled “The People of the OECS”. This exhibition provides you with compelling visual expressions of lifestyles, history, economy and culture that together give emphasis to the aspirations, hopes, visions and progress of a diverse people divided by water yet united by common experiences and a common destiny. 
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The Exhibition Centre is divided into three halls. The first hall combines photos of the people of the region doing ordinary things with the OECS institutions and arrangements that work together for the well being of the region’s people. These arrangements and institutions highlight the determination of the OECS people to both strengthen and deepen the integration of their small islands through institutional building, coordination and legal arrangements and the creation of new institutions that consolidate this regionalism.

Together these exhibits provide a compelling view into the past, present and future of the region’s people and the institutions connecting them. It is a display that shows the coming of age, the courage and survivability in the forging of an OECS identity.

The second hall highlights the uniqueness of the individual islands with 5 x 2 feet scrolls that orient visitors to local fauna, flora, and political, historical and economic information while documenting the local history and cultures of the people and countries.

The third hall reflects the elements that link these islands together…a common currency, central bank, institutional arrangements and agreements. The displays depict the journey towards a currency union.

1. Hall II "Islands' Space" 2. Crafts of the Region 3. Hall III "The Integration Hall" 4. Posters depicting the coin making process

You will be able to review the OECS Treaty and the ECCB Agreement Act that give legitimacy to our regional institutions. The resilience of the islands and its people is demonstrated in the evolution of the EC currency from the days of the British Caribbean Currency Board to the establishment of the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank, and a stable exchange rate pegged initially to the Pound Sterling and now to the US dollar.

A multimedia display and sounds of the islands complement the wealth of information available at the Centre.    top ^

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