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Futurium - House of Futures in Berlin Hosts transFORMS

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Recently, Futurium, the House of Futures in Berlin (www.futurium.de), hosted the international group of Future-Oriented Museums (FORMS) in Berlin. Opening Session: Shaping Futures in Museum Communities Session 1: Future-Oriented Museums Leading Change What is a future-oriented museum and why does it matter? Session 2: Experiencing Futures What is the field of experimental futures and why is this approach relevant for museums and their communities? Session 3: Designing New Collaborative Planetary Futures How do we harness the potential of new digital technologies? Session 4: Navigating Planetary Futures How might we sustain the Holocene?

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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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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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[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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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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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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[Watch Video] Let's Chat - Namibian Heritage Week 2020

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