Anjouan Island, The Comoros
état du Palais du Sultan après son effondrement
vu de la façade après intervention
dates to be defined
♜ The Ujumbe is located in the very centre of the medina of Mutsamudu, just in front of the mosque. It used to be Mutsamudu's sultans' palace, built in 1786 and abandoned in 1909. It was in a worrying shape before the C.H.A.M started working on it to give it back its former appearance. Despite its bad shape though, some wooden decorated elements were still in place, as well as ornaments and ornate moucharabiehs on the façades.
Restoration of the frame
Withdrawal of damaged beams and setting of new one
Treatment of the beams against insects
Restoration of the façades
Masonry work on the façades ; restitution of decorative friezes
Application of coating
The worksite is supported by the Comorian Ministry of Education and Culture and the Comoros Heritage Group (Collectif du Patrimoine des Comores), with a partnership with the Comorian National Centre for Documentation and Research (Centre National de Documentation et de Recherche Scientifique).
FOR MORE INFORMATION please contact the Indian Ocean delegation.