S.A.L. Mongui Maduro Foundation

A foundation, in memory of Salomon (Mongui) Abraham Levy Maduro, and carrying his name, was established on March 5, 1974 by his widow Mrs. Rachel Louise (Lou) L. Maduro and their daughter Mrs. Ena Dankmeijer-Maduro. An Advisory Board and a Board of Directors were appointed to ensure compliance with the Foundation’s core business and its continuity.

The Foundation encompasses the plantation house “Rooi Catootje”, its antique furniture and its priceless library, containing a unique collection of “Antilliana” and “Judaica”.
It was Mr. Maduro’s desire to make his valuable collection available to the public. His heirs, upon recommendation of Mrs. Daphne van Schendel-Labega, took it upon themselves to ensure the continuation of the collection. The resulting library, now housed in the Ena Dankmeijer-Maduro Pavilion allows the public to share its contents as a reference collection, as well as maintaining “Rooi Catootje” as a historical monument.