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General News

Call for applications: Workshop on developing international partnerships and projects


The International Council of Museums (ICOM) and the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) have joined forces to develop a training workshop aimed at empowering museums to develop international partnerships and projects. The programme, supported by ICOM US, is aimed at African and US museum professionals, who are eligible according to the criteria below. The workshop will...

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9th Namibia Research Day in Basel (Switzerland) and Windhoek (Namibia)


We invite students and scholars working in and on Namibia to participate in the 9th Namibia Research Day. The Namibia Research Day brings together graduate students and scholars of all levels and from all disciplines to share their research, experiences and expectations. It offers the possibility to discuss ongoing or recently completed research on Namibia in an interdisciplinary context. The Day...

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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...

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On 27 May, 23 artefacts from different Namibian communities, in the collection of the Ethnologisches Museum in Berlin will travel to Namibia to be reconnected with their communities of origin, researchers, artists, and the public in Namibia. The project is based on collaborative provenance research conducted with experts from Namibia in Berlin and will pave the way for future returns of...

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Happy International Workers’ Day!

Workers-Day-20222 Thank you for Making Museums Matter!

Museums are one of the most important institutions and resource centres available to the public. They preserve, share, and bring together some of the most important exhibits, objects, and artifacts known to human history. They not only aim to educate but to enrich and further a functional democracy. Museums and galleries also generate vast socio-economic benefits through areas such as job...

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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!)

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Happy 32nd Independence Day!

Happy Independence Day 2022 The Museums Association of Namibia wishes you a Happy 32nd Independence Day!

The Museums Association of Namibia wishes you a Happy 32nd Independence Day!   How to Find a Namibian Museum Near You 1. Visit and click on the “Museums” tab. 2. Select the location where you are e.g. “Central” and you will see all of the museums near you. 3. Click on the museum(s) that interest you to see what you can find...

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Exchange Program: "Tandem - Take each other's perspectives"!


We are happy to share with you the start of applications for the exchange program "Tandem - Take each other's perspectives"! From March 1, 2022, we will be accepting applications for the German UNESCO Commission’s new programme for voluntary service kulturweit. The tandem-programme invites people from African countries and Germany to take a critical look at racism, the history of colonialism and the post-colonial...

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