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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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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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Namibian Heritage Week 2021 Media Launch

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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. The Namibian Heritage Week Team cordially invites you to the Namibian Heritage Week 2021 Media Launch. The purpose of the Media Launch is to acquaint you, as the members of the Namibian Media and as Namibians with the plans for Namibian Heritage Week 2021 and encourage you to actively be part of the Namibian Heritage Week team.  Date:     Friday 03 September 2021 Time:    ...

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NHW Grants 2021

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About Namibian Heritage Week Please see detailed information about Namibian Heritage Week 2021 here NHW 2021 Full Information Pack   NHW Grant Application Form Please find here, the NHW 2021 Grant Application Form, the NHW 2021 Grant Application form. * To avoid your application being disqualified, please read the grant application guidelines and conditions carefully and please complete the form in full.   Is your museum/organisation eligible for a Namibian Heritage Week Grant from MAN? Applicants must be fully paid up Institutional or Associate members of the Museums Association of Namibia for the calendar year for which the application is made. Please note that grants are...

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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] Let's Chat - Namibian Heritage Week 2020

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Let's chat! leave a comment below. 

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Namibian Heritage Week Activities 2020

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So we know that Namibian Heritage Week is quickly approaching, but what does that mean during the COVID-19 pandemic? It means that the activities will be accessible to even more people than usual, no matter where you are, as they will be streamed on radio, social media platforms, YouTube, websites etc. Below, you will find what's happening near you and how you can attend. All the activities will be filmed and shared on the National Arts Council of Namibia http://artscouncilnam.org/ and the Museums Association of Namibia websites and social media pages, even after the week is over. Keep an eye out...

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