Next Thursday the Ushuaia museum in Tierra del Fuego will open an exhibition titled “From Malouines to Malvinas”, depicting history since the French occupation of the Falklands in the XVIIIth century to the first Argentine governor of the Islands.
The event is part of this year's coming anniversary of the Falklands conflict, which took off when Argentine forces invaded the Falklands in April 1982.
The End of the World museum in downtown Ushuaia will be hosting the exhibition which is expected to remain open for several months, according to museum officials.
The exhibition will recall that in 1764, France occupied the Islands and set up a settlement. However three years later following protests from the kingdom of Spain, France abandoned the colony, thus acknowledging Spanish King Carlos III sovereignty over the Islands.
And when the May Revolution in Buenos Aires in 1810, the Malvinas came under the authority of the first patriotic government of the liberated colony, according to the show's script.
The exhibition will be illustrated with engravings from a book by Dom Pernetty, a copy of which is part of the End of the World museum heritage.