Making Namibian Museums Matter!
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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.

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MAN Mobile Exhibitions Catalogue


The Museums Association of Namibia has developed numerous mobile exhibitions in our aim to have "museums without walls" which is a way to bring museums to the people, no matter where they are. For that reason, we encourage our member museums, schools, and institutions to borrow our exhibitions to showcase in their towns and regions.  To loan a mobile exhibition, complete this...

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[CLOSED] We Are Hiring - Museum Development Officer


The Museums Association of Namibia (MAN) is a Non-Governmental Organisation representing museums and heritage institutions throughout Namibia. As a representative body, it supports museums in various ways such as in the field of training, funding and the networking of professionals. MAN invites qualified individuals to apply for the following position. POSITION: Museum Development Officer (Permanent - Windhoek)REPORTING DIRECTLY TO: DirectorANNUAL REMUNERATION:...

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Living Museums Receive Donations During the COVID-19 Pandemic


Like everywhere else in the world the Coronavirus has led to a collapse of the tourism industry in Namibia. For the six living museums which are supported by the Living Culture Foundation Namibia (LCFN), this means a total loss of all income since mid-March 2020. Neither international tourists (about 90% of museum visitors) nor local travelers or school classes were able...

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Farewell Nehoa!


It is with a heavy heart, and simultaneously, great joy, that we bid our Museum Development Manager, Ms Nehoa Hilma Kautondokwa, farewell. Ms Kautondokwa has been with MAN since 2014 but her relationship with MAN began years before when she participated as a history teacher in MAN’s national School Clubs and Museums Exhibition (SCAMX) competition. While at MAN, Ms Kautondokwa man...

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Namibian Heritage Week 2020 Grants


1. What is Namibian Heritage Week?Heritage Week is an opportunity for Namibians to showcase our heritage. The week encourages all Namibians to celebrate and commit themselves to protect our wonderful natural and cultural resources. Namibia’s major heritage institutions have joined together as a team to organize Namibian Heritage Week. As an umbrella organisation for museums country wide, the Museums Association of...

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MAN Member Internet Access Survey - Please Complete


As the world is evolving, we are trying to find ways to continue engaging you on new and different platforms. Due to funding constraints and the uncertainty around the COVID-19 pandemic, we are also looking at innovative ways in which to have the AGM this year. We have therefore set up this quick questionnaire to ascertain the best way to engage...

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Building a Dream: Making a Museum of Namibian Fashion


Museums are the custodians of our cultural heritage. The Museums Association of Namibia (MAN) believes that one of the important reasons why we should preserve artifacts is because their meaning and design can inspire young Namibians working in the creative industries. It was for this reason that MAN recently held a stakeholders’ workshop to discuss the concept of establishing a `Museum...

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Museums Association of Namibia's 30th Anniversary Publication


The Museums Association of Namibia is almost as old as Namibia. Just a couple of months after independence (on International Museum Day after independence, 18th May, 1990) a large group of workers from museums, art galleries, libraries and archives met to discuss the establishment of an Association that would represent and support the cultural heritage sector. The MAN secretariat, with the...

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