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Namibian Heritage Week 2022 Events [Video, Individual Event Posters and Interviews]

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The theme for Namibian Heritage Week this year is “!Hao wese g//e-//xae” which means “Unity in Diversity” in !Xung. The aim is for there to be a week dedicated to Namibian heritage each year which includes participation from the government, organisations and individuals from all fourteen regions so that the week can successfully become an annual and national event. The Heritage Week team’s role is to facilitate the success of the week by providing support to organisations and individuals who host or participate in events during the week through logistical support and marketing. This is a week for every single Namibian...

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Celebrating Dr. Selma Rainio’s Legacy and the 111th Anniversary of the Onandjokwe Hospital Building

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Fundraiser Celebrating Dr. Selma Rainio’s Legacy and the 111th Anniversary of the Onandjokwe Hospital Building Revitalizing the Onandjokwe Medical Museum – Promoting Cultural Tourism in Oniipa Date: Friday 7th October 2022 Time: 16h30 Venue: Onandjokwe Medical Museum Garden, Oniipa, Namibia Panel Discussion Dr. Aina Paulina Muulila Sociocultural Anthropologist and Museums Association of Namibia Executive Committee Member “Oniipa, a new town enriched with two historical museums (Nakambale and Onandjokwe) with high potential to contribute to the local economic and cultural tourism development.” Dr. Lovisa Nampala Namibian Historian and Culture activist “The importance of preserving Namibian indigenous knowledge of using plants as Medicine...

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Day of the Old Wheeler: 01 October 2022

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The Old Wheelers Club of Namibia heartily invites you to celebrate our prestigious Day of the Wheeler on Saturday, 1st October 2022 as of 10h00. Come enjoy a fun family day out at the Old Wheeler's Club and check out some of Namibia’s finest old wheels, we expect again more than 100 vehicles on show.  Entrance is Free! With plenty of beer on tap and food and other merchandise for sale. We also have raffles on sale during the day where you stand a chance to win your very own Old Timer – a 1958 Morris in running condition – or many other prices...

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Namibian Heritage Week 2022 (Information Guide)

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WHAT IS HERITAGE? Heritage is the word we use to describe the things that we feel are important to preserve and protect.  It can be the objects, places and traditions that one generation wants to pass on to the next. WHAT IS NAMIBIAN HERITAGE WEEK AND ITS HISTORY? Namibian Heritage Week originated with an idea of the National Museum of Namibia to have an annual Museum Day.  The Museums Association of Namibia became a partner and the day was extended to the regions.  After the National Heritage Council and other stakeholders joined it was decided to enlarge the event and change...

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Revitalization of Helvi Mpingana Kondombolo Cultural Village in Tsumeb

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Since 2018, Glomdalsmuseet and Tsumeb Municipality have been engaged in a collaboration to revitalize the Cultural Village in Tsumeb, an open-air museum focusing on the cultural diversity of Namibia.    HMK Cultural Village The Cultural Village in Tsumeb is an open-air museum aimed at promoting various Namibian cultures to local residents and tourists.  The full name of the museum is Helvi Mpingana Kondombolo Cultural Village. It was opened to the public in September 1997 by former Tsumeb Mayor Susan Nghidinwa.  Prior to this, Mrs. Nghidinwa had visited Glomdalsmuseet in Elverum (Norway) and was inspired by how folk museums in Norway have...

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LAUNCH OF THE MUSEUM OF NAMIBIAN FASHION

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Together with our project partners, the Museums Association of Namibia (MAN), the Gerda Henkel Foundation, and the Ministry of Education, Arts and Culture (MoEAC) would like to invite all Namibians and all citizens of the world, to attend the virtual launch of the Museum of Namibian Fashion on 01 June 2022.   The physical Museum of Namibian Fashion in Otjiwarongo, Namibia will officially be launched at 10h00. The Museum will officially be launched by Hon. Faustina Caley (Deputy Minister of Education, Arts and Culture).   Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, the museum launch will be both physical (limited to invited guests...

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Planetary Patchwork Sessions

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Planetary Patchwork A perpetual seminar on artistic practices, heritage, and epistemologies. Join us on Tuesday, March 29 at 6 pm CET /6 pm CAT (Namibian Time) for the next Planetary Patchwork session on museums in #Zimbabwe and #Namibia! With papers by Njabulo Chipangura, Ndapewoshali Ndahafa Ashipala and Tuuda Haitula Abstracts and link to register (free!)https://planetarypatchwork.net/sessions/njabulo-chipangura-ndapewoshali-ndahafa-ashipala-tuuda-haitula

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Coming Soon! The Museum of Namibian Fashion!

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Coming Soon to Otjiwarongo, Namibia | May 2022 The Museum of Namibian Fashion! Follow us onFacebook: Museum of Namibian FashionIG: @museumofnamibianfashionWebsite: www.namibianfashion.com

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VIRTUAL LAUNCH OF THE MUSEUM OF NAMIBIAN MUSIC

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Monday 15 March 2021 VIRTUAL LAUNCH OF THE MUSEUM OF NAMIBIAN MUSIC The Museums Association of Namibia (MAN), the Delegation of the European Union (EU) to Namibia and the Ministry of Education, Arts and Culture (MoEAC) would like to invite all Namibians and all citizens of the world, to attend the virtual launch of the Museum of Namibian Music at 11h00 on Thursday, 18th March 2021. The development of the museum is one of the four components in a project titled Museum Development as a Tool for Strengthening Cultural Rights in Namibia, funded by the European Union (Euros 237,025.00) and implemented...

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VIRTUAL LAUNCH OF THE ZAMBEZI MUSEUM

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The Museums Association of Namibia (MAN), the Delegation of the European Union (EU) to Namibia and the Ministry of Education, Arts and Culture (MoEAC) would like to invite all Namibians and the rest of the world, to attend the virtual launch of the Zambezi Museum at 11h00 on Tuesday, 18th May, 2021, which is also International Museum Day. The development of the museum is one of the four components in a project titled Museum Development as a Tool for Strengthening Cultural Rights in Namibia, funded by the European Union with an amount of 237,025.00 Euros and implemented by MAN.  The Zambezi...

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[WATCH] Museums Association of Namibia | Visit a Namibian Museum 2021

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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. The Museums Association of Namibia is a Non-Governmental Organisation representing museums and heritage institutions throughout Namibia. It receives an annual grant from the Namibian Government and has been tasked “. . . to facilitate the establishment of heritage institutions at regional and local level and to support such institutions by providing guidance, assistance and expertise where necessary and possible”.   What does the...

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World Day for Audio-visual Heritage - 27 October

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Audio-visual archives tell us stories about people’s lives and cultures from all over the world. They represent a priceless heritage which is an affirmation of our collective memory and a valuable source of knowledge since they reflect the cultural, social and linguistic diversity of our communities. They help us grow and comprehend the world we all share. Conserving this heritage and ensuring it remains accessible to the public and future generations is a vital goal for all memory institutions as well as the public at large. The World Day for Audio-visual Heritage (WDAH) is a commemoration of the adoption, in 1980...

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Zambezi Museum Bird Drawing Competition

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Are you a learner at a secondary school in the Zambezi Region? If so, you can enter an exciting competition that involves art, fauna, and culture. We would like you to make a neat colour drawing of a bird on A4 paper.  The bird should be one that you have seen in the area of the Zambezi Region.  You should put the name given to the bird in a local language (and English) and your name on the back of the paper and also complete the form which has been distributed to every secondary school in the region.   Each learner...

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Virtual Launch of the Virtual Museum of Namibian Fashion

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The Museums Association of Namibia (MAN) in collaboration with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), the Gerda Henkel Foundation, the Berlin Ethnographic Museum (EM), the Ministry of Education, Arts and Culture, the University of Namibia (UNAM) and the National Museum of Namibia (NMN) hereby invites all Namibians and all citizens of the world to attend the Virtual launch of the Virtual Museum of Namibian Fashion at 11:00 on Friday 20th August 2021. Please note that the Link to the Virtual Museum of Namibian Fashion will be shared on the MAN YouTube Channel, Website, and Social Media Pages during...

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MAN Mobile Exhibitions Catalogue

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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 form MAN Exhibition Loan Form and send it to   Our mobile exhibitions are easy to set up, take down, and transport. To learn how to set up and take down our mobile exhibitions, you can watch a tutorial on our YouTube...

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[Watch Video] NHW2020 | Museum of Namibian Fashion | Ekori

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MAN would like to use Namibian Heritage Week to introduce you to our plan to develop a Virtual Museum of Namibian Fashion. The museum will feature photographs of historical and contemporary clothing and accessories. We will make the site interactive and welcome comments and contributions that might feature in the museum when it is launched by the end of 2020. We will post a couple of items this week to start the conversation. The second object we are introducing is an Ekori . Listen to Ms Cynthia Schimming , a Fashion designer and Otjiherero speaker explaining, the significance of the Ekori....

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[Watch Video] #NHW2020 Hendrik Witbooi Exhibition | National Archives of Namibia

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Ms Beauty Matongo, Head of the National Archives introduces a lecture by Mr Werner Hillebrecht about Hendrik Witbooi. Learn more about the man whose face is on our Namibian dollars. Kindly note that the viewing of the original exhibition will only be done when the National Archives of Namibia open to the public again.   

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[Watch Video] #NHW2020 | Zambezi Museum

The Zambezi Region Culture Office organised a clay pot making competition for Namibian Heritage Week. The idea is for the skills to be passed on to the younger generation as part of the region's intangible cultural heritage. Ms Lisho, the Deputy-Director also joined the competitors to create her own pot. The best pots will be displayed in the Zambezi Museum that is being developed in Katima Mulilo by the Museums Association of Namibia in partnership with the Ministry of Education, Arts and Culture.

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[Watch Video] #NHW2020 | Museum of Namibian Fashion | Ongodo/Ongondo

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MAN would like to use Namibian Heritage Week to introduce you to our plan to develop a Virtual Museum of Namibian Fashion. The museum will feature photographs of historical and contemporary clothing and accessories. We will make the site interactive and welcome comments and contributions that might feature in the museum when it is launched by the end of 2020. We will post a couple of items this week to start the conversation. The first object we are introducing is the Ongodo (Oshikwanyama) or Ongondo (Oshindonga). Listen to Ms Elizabeth Betty Hango, the retired History Curator of the National Museum of...

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[Watch Video] National Earth Science Museum #NHW2020

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A narrated film of the National Earth Science Museum’s exhibition and the collections.  

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[Watch Video] Namibia 1953 | #NHW2020

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The theme for Namibian Heritage Week this year is about exploring ways that we can use the internet to provide access to archives, museums and cultural heritage despite our present difficulties. The Museums Association of Namibia would like to introduce a web site www.namibia1953.com that will help people search through a collection of voice recordings and photographs of Namibians dating from 1953-54. Listen to this short film clip and then click on the link to access the web site.

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Stand Together at Tsumeb Cultural Village

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The exhibition will be at the Helvi Mpingana Kondombolo Cultural Village in Tsumeb from Friday 21st of February until Saturday the 04th of April 2020. The catalogues will also be available at the cultural village and available for download at https://www.museums.com.na/journal-and-publications. Opening Times: Monday – Friday 09h00 - 16h00Saturdays 09h00 - 13h00 Bookings for Guided Tours: +264811482391

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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...

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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...

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