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Villa Albertine - 2024 Season Call for Africa–US Residencies

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Each year, in partnership with the Ford Foundation, Villa Albertine welcomes five thinkers, creators, or culture professionals from the African continent to complete a residency in the US. The five laureates, selected out of the current call for applications, will get the opportunity to complete a two-month exploratory residency in a US city in 2024. This residency program aims to promote...

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Archive Interns Wanted!

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ARCHIVE INTERNS WANTED FULL CALL (PDF) 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 internship positions. POSITION: Archive Intern (Windhoek)...

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Doctoral Scholarships: Linden-Museum Stuttgart and the University of Tübingen

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Doctoral Scholarships (m/f/d) Application deadline: 30.3.2023 Duration: 10/2023 - 9/2026 Scholarship for doctoral studies in the research field Museum and Collections linked to the disciplines of Social and Cultural Anthropology/ Historical and Cultural Anthropology, and History in the PhD Programme: “A Doctorate in the Museum - the Local and Global Dimensions of Objects in Anthropological Museums in Baden- Württemberg Today”, (DIMA)...

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Curatorial Research Fellowship - Linden-Museum Stuttgart

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Linden-Museum Stuttgart is offering a two-year fellowship for African curators or scholars from September 1, 2023.The fellowship program, funded by the German Gerda Henkel Foundation, aims at supporting four German museums holding African collections – in Leipzig/Dresden/Herrnhut (Saxony), Hamburg, Cologne, and Stuttgart – in their engagement to decolonize their museum practice and to foster a new ethics of collaboration with the...

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CCP, ECF Advisory Board Applications

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The current Advisory Board/Committee for the Confronting Colonial Pasts, Envisioning Creative Futures (and by extension, all the sub-projects such as the Museum of Namibian Fashion etc.) was developed organically during the first phase of the project through the engagement with different stakeholders for different components of the project. Therefore, while planning for the second phase of the project and beyond, during...

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World Day for African and Afrodescendant Culture

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Celebrated every 24 January, the World Day for African and Afrodescendant Culture marks the African Union's adoption of the Charter for African Cultural Renaissance on this date in 2006. In its preamble, the Charter says, "the African peoples were able to find in African culture the necessary strength for resistance and the liberation of the continent".  On this World Day, it is...

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Obliterate: Call for Abstracts

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Download here: Obliterate Call for Abstracts   Obliterate  Call for Abstracts  “it is about time that we questioned the fundamental basis of the situation and ‘killed’ - I repeat, killed – the Western model of the museum in Africa in order for new methods for the conservation and promotion of our heritage to flourish.”  (Alpha Oumar Konaré, former president of ICOM)  Between academics,...

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Call for Applications: Curatorial Research Fellowship

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For Download: Information Booklet MARKK Curatorial Research Fellowship Application Deadline: January 22, 2023     Call for Applications:  Curatorial Research Fellowship  Gerda Henkel Fellowship-Programme „4 Museums – 4 Opportunities“  The Museum am Rothenbaum- World Cultures and Arts (MARKK) in Hamburg, Germany is offering a two-year fellowship for African curators or scholars  from April 2023  The fellowship programme, funded by the German Gerda Henkel...

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