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.

About MAN


Latest News

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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[CLOSED] UNFPA: NATIONAL POST - Programme/Admin. Associate - Windhoek, Namibia, G6


PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS VACANCY IS OPEN ONLY TO NATIONALS OF NAMIBIA UNFPA Namibia is pleased to announce the following vacancy and would like to invite qualified candidates to apply via the below link: NATIONAL POST: Programme/Admin. Associate - Windhoek, Namibia, G6 Closing Date: Monday 06 July 2020 (17:00 - Namibian time)  Please note before you apply: The recommended browsers are Internet Explorer, Firefox, Google Chrome and Safari....

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Logo Design Competition - Museum of Namibian Fashion


Can you design a vibrant, unique logo which reflects Namibia’s rich fashion heritage? Win a two-night stay for two people sharing (sponsored by Gondwana Collection Namibia) and a Safari Sweater & Card Holder (sponsored by Couture by Kim).*Terms and condition apply To enter:Submit a high-resolution design with a watermark in jpeg format via email to The top five short-listed designs...

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ResiliArt Namibia Online Debate - 28 May 2020


ResiliArt Namibia, a collaborative partnership between the Directorate of Arts, Ministry of Education, Arts and Culture,  Turipamwe Design, Joe Vision Production, the EU and the UNESCO Windhoek Office will host the third of three Panels on the impact of COVID-19 on the heritage, arts and culture sector. The ResiliArt debates address pressing issues affecting the livelihoods of cultural professionals, including the...

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