On Friday January 22, 2021, foreign ambassadors based in Mauritius were invited to discover a temporary exhibition entitled "Breaking the silence". It was in the former military hospital in Port-Louis, a site which was also chosen to house the Intercontinental Slavery Museum.
This temporary exhibition served as a starting point for a national consultation. Considered the first phase of the project, it ended on Wednesday, January 20. The exhibition welcomes members of the public free of charge since Wednesday, October 21, 2020.