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Museums Association of Namibia

The Museums Association of Namibia (MAN) is an umbrella organisation that represents all Namibian museums. As a representative body it supports museums in various ways such as in the field of training, funding and the networking of professionals.

Launch Postponed

Kindly be advised that the launch of the Ovaherero and Nama Genocide Mobile Exhibition and Teachers’ Handbook, scheduled for Monday 24th February 2020, has been postponed.We will get back to you with details of the new launch date in due course. We apologize for any inconvenience caused.
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Swakopmund: San Cohen Library - Secretary/PA/Bookkeeper

The Sam Cohen Library in Swakopmund is looking for a secretary / PA/ bookkeeper in the Sam Cohen Library. German and English fluency is essential for the position. Further details are attached. SEKRETARIAT UND BUCHHALTUNGVoraussetzungen:- Gute Deutsch- und Englischkenntnisse in Wort und Schrift- PC Kenntnisse (Microsoft Office & Buchhaltungssoftware)- BuchhaltungskenntnisseAufgabenbereiche (ganztags):- Allgemeine Büro- und Sekretariatsaufgaben- Veranstaltungsorganisation (JHV, Vorträge, usw.)- Dokumentation und Verwaltung: u.a. Spenden und Spender, Miet- und Arbeitsverträge- Vorstandssitzungen vorbereiten und protokollieren- Allgemeine Buchhaltung in Quick Books- Petty Cash & Museumsfinanzen - Gehälter und Mitarbeiterverwaltung- Finanzberichte für Vorstand- Aushilfe in der Sam-Cohen-BibliothekGehalt nach Vereinbarung. Bei Interesse bitte Bewerbungsschreiben und Lebenslauf an...
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We Actually Need to Collect Everything

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Host: Scientific Society Swakopmund/Swakopmund MuseumDate: Tuesday, 11th February 2020Time: 18H00Venue: Swakopmund Museum Lecture Hall, Swakopmund, NamibiaAbout: Dr. Dag Henrichsen will present in the Swakopmund Museum Lecture Hall: “You actually need to collect Everything - African artefacts in colonial collections and resistance and restitution demands in Namibia before World War I”.The Silent Auction of books we have several copies of in the Sam Cohen Library is scheduled until the end of March 2020.ContactNadine
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Stand Together” Mobile Exhibition and Catalogue Launch

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The Museums Association of Namibia, in collaboration with the Delegation for the European Union in Namibia, The Namibian San Council, Museum Africa and the National Arts Council of Namibia, hereby cordially invite you to the launch of the “Stand Together” Mobile Exhibition and Catalogue which feature images from the Fourie Collection at Museum Africa about San cultural heritage which will be launched by the Minister of Education, Arts and Culture, Hon. Martin Andjaba.Date: Thursday 20th February 2020Time: 11h00Venue: Etosha Secondary School Hall, Reinhold Shilongo Street, Tsumeb, NamibiaRSVP: Ndapewoshali Ashipala by Thursday 13th February 2020Email: Tel:+264 61 302230**Light refreshments will be...
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#MANTurns30

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MAN turns 30 in May 2020! Keep an eye on our website & social media pages to see the exciting activities throughout the year! Also keep an eye out for exciting 30th Birthday gear which will be available for sale, soon. 
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Season Greetings 2019

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Dear MAN Members,Please note that we will be closed for the festive season as from Friday, 13th December 2019 and we will reopen for the new year on Monday, 06th January 2020. We wish you and your loved ones a safe and happy festive season and we look forwardf to working with you towards Making Museums Matter in the new year.
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Answering a Global Call for Holocaust Education

Ndapewoshali Ashipala at the Museum during the 2017 International Conference on Education and the Holocaust. Ndapewoshali Ashipala at the Museum during the 2017 International Conference on Education and the Holocaust.

In a hyper-connected world where we are inundated with information, how do you ensure Holocaust history is taught and people understand its relevance today? How do you create a bulwark of truth against assaults on Holocaust memory? Solving these questions is one of the driving forces behind the Museum’s global outreach and investment in partnerships with leaders and institutions that can create sustainable impact.

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Fraud Alert !!!

It has come to the attention of the Museums Association of Namibia (MAN) that an email has been sent to our members claiming to be from MAN.

Please note that this email is not from MAN and should be reported as spam. Please do not open the link.

As you are aware, a similar issue occurred with the report from the Past Present and Future of Namibia Conference, that was circulated and later published in a local newspaper as an official report from MAN, which it was not.

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Museums as Cultural Hubs

Some of the AGM participants enjoying a tour of the forthcoming National Maritime Museum Some of the AGM participants enjoying a tour of the forthcoming National Maritime Museum
The Museums Association of Namibia (MAN) held its 29th Annual General Meeting in !Nami#Nus Constituency in the //Kharas Region on 6th-7th August. The meeting was attended by forty-two representatives of different museums and heritage institutions from all over Namibia who travelled south in a bus provided by the Ministry of Education, Arts and Culture. Participants travelled to Lüderitz from as far away as Ombalantu Baobab Tree Heritage Centre and the Kavango Museum in Rundu. The AGM was hosted in the auditorium of the new National Maritime Museum. The museum is still under construction, but one of the exciting parts of the...
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Vacancy Announcements: Conservator and Documentalist

Conservator and Documentalist vacancy Conservator and Documentalist vacancy

The National Museum of Namibia (in partnership with the Museums Association of Namibia and University of Namibia) are participating in a project funded by the Gerda Henkel Foundation entitled Confronting Colonial Pasts, Envisioning Creative Futures. We invite applications for two contract posts of two years (with the possibility of extension):

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Vacancy Announcement: Curator - Museum of Namibian Fashion

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The Museums Association of Namibia (MAN) invites applications for a 1.5-year (18 months) contract (with the possibility of extension)POSITION: Curator, Museum of Namibian Fashion (MNF)SALARY SCALE: N$14,200pm (Gross Salary)BENEFITS:1. 13th Cheque2. Housing AllowanceJOB DESCRIPTIONAn entry-level post. The curator will assist with the development of a Museum of Namibian Fashion. The curator will be, initially, based in Windhoek but may be required to relocate to another town within Namibia once the museum opens. The museum will cover both historical and contemporary clothing and accessories.YOUR MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES WILL INCLUDE• Developing the museum’s collection• Collating historical and new research• Exhibition development• Administrative support to...
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Call for Applications: MA Scholarships in Material Culture

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The Museums Association of Namibia would like to invite applications for two MA Scholarships in History at the University of Namibia. The project has been funded by the Gerda Henkel Foundation. The successful applicants will work with museum artifacts from the late nineteenth century and early twentieth century.DURATIONThe scholarships will be for two years as part of the Confronting Colonial Pasts, Envisioning Creative Futures project.REQUIREMENTS1. The MA students will be expected to research the relevant communities about the oral traditions and histories associated with the objects.2. Applicants will be expected to have a degree in history, visual arts or fashion design...
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Namibian project team launches educational initiative on the Holocaust and genocide

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With the support of UNESCO and the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM), a team of Namibian educators from the Museums Association of Namibia (MAN) has developed an impactful project in support of education about the Holocaust and genocide in Namibia.To kick off the project, the team inaugurated the USHMM traveling exhibition entitled “Deadly Medicine: Creating the Master Race” on 24 April 2019 at the Gallery of the Namibian Arts Association in Windhoek. The event was attended by students, lecturers, and staff from the National Institute for Educational Development (NIED) and representatives of the UNESCO Office in Windhoek. The exhibition was brought...
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