The starting point of the study visit was the reflection and dialogue based on the relationship of four images associated with Madeira, from sugar packets, among them the one that announced the exhibition "The Islands of White Gold", at the National Museum of Ancient Art, with an image of a Flemish triptych (Triptych of Santiago and São Filipe) belonging to the MASF Collection, which was exhibited in Lisbon. With this activity we tried to answer a few questions:
- What is visual communication?
- Can a sugar packet send a message?
- What messages were transmitted in the sacred art of the 15th and 16th centuries?
- How many events related to Madeira Island have appeared over the years in the sugar packets of the various brands?
- What is a collection and what importance can it have?
- Can sugar packets give rise to a collection?
- What is “white gold”?
- What packaging was used to transport sugar in the 15th and 16th centuries? - Is there just one kind of sugar?
- What is sucrose, fructose, lactose?
- Is sugar still "white gold" in our days?
- What healthier alternatives to sugar are there today?
- What importance did the discoveries have in the exchange of products between the continents? - Where does saccharum officinarum (sugar cane) originate from? What about stevia (Stevia rebaudiana)?

During the visit the students showed great enthusiasm, both for the experiences that evoked several senses (one of the most remarkable experiences was to have tasted a fresh leaf of Stevia rebaudiana), and for the discoveries and associations between the past and the current time in which we all live.