MAN Mobile Exhibitions Catalogue
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 channel, here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kGYXNSF-aic&t=76s
NB: Terms and Conditions
1. All MAN mobile exhibitions are to be exhibited in a hall or room to protect them from weather and environmental damage
2. All MAN mobile exhibitions are to be returned in the same condition that they left the MAN office in (including the bags that carry the exhibitions)
3. The individual/institution which loans out the exhibition if financially liable for any damage or theft to the exhibitions or bags. The individual will be provided with a tax invoice to replace the damaged or stolen parts or panels, based on the severity of the damage and the cost to reprint or replace the exhibition part (s).
4. It is the responsibility of the individual or organization loaning the exhibition to arrange and cover all courier or transport costs for the exhibition.
5. MAN does not charge for loaning out the mobile exhibitions no individual is legally permitted to receive any money or remuneration for the mobile exhibitions.
Below is a list of our mobile exhibitions
Changing History: WW1 and Namibia
Teacher's Handbook available here https://www.museums.com.na/images/WW1_Teachers_Guidebook.compressed.pdf
The Changing History mobile exhibition has been designed by the Museums Association of Namibia in collaboration with the UNAM History department, with funding provided by the British High Commission, as an education exhibitional to complement the school curriculum. The exhibition will be particularly useful for teachers at Junior Secondary Schools teaching Grade 8 and Grade 9 with reference to Theme 5 of the new curriculum – German and South African rule, 1909-1945.
Oombale Dhi Ihaka - The Bond That Cannot Be Broken
Teacher's Handbook available here https://www.museums.com.na/images/Oombale_Dhiihaka_Catalogue_Email.pdf
A mobile exhibition and catalogue entitled Oombale Dhi Ihaka: A Bond That Can Not Be Broken, which was developed by the Museums Association of Namibia (MAN), with funding from the European Union. The exhibition was based on photographs of 126 cultural artefacts that had been collected by the Finnish missionary, Martti Rautanen (better known in the north as “Nakambale”). The objects are currently held by the National Museum of Finland.
Stand Together - San Cultural Heritage
Teacher's Handbook available here https://www.museums.com.na/images/FINAL_WEB_Stand_Together_Catalogue-min.pdf
The “Stand Together” Mobile Exhibition and Catalogue feature images and objects from the Fourie Collection at Museum Africa in Johannesburg about San cultural heritage. the exhibition was developed by the Museums Association of Namibia in collaboration with the Namibia San Council and Museum Africa, with funding from the Delegation of the European Union in Namibia.
Changing Climate, Changing Namibia
The exhibition was developed by the Museums Association of Namibia (MAN), in partnership with Eduventures. Namibia is on the frontline in facing the impact of climate change. The most noticeable effect on Namibia will be rising annual average temperatures and increasing incidents of `extreme weather’, especially floods and droughts. We have a lot of scientific information that provides predictions about the way it will change our economy and lifestyles. We also know the measures that we can take to adapt our lives to these changes and to reduce the effect that climate change will have on Namibia. However, the topic is often described in dense, scientific language. MAN has, therefore, created an educational mobile exhibition that is aimed at Namibian youth.
The exhibition has been funded by the Embassy of Finland in Namibia as part of a program with MAN to support exhibition development for Namibian museums. Additional support was provided by the Conservation Agriculture project of GIZ in the Ministry of Agriculture Water and Forestry as well as the ResMob project of GIZ in the Ministry of Environment and Tourism that supported Eduventures’ role of the exhibition, and the exhibition guide's design and editing.
Muti or Medicine - Traditional Medicine
The exhibition was developed by the Museums Association of Namibia (MAN) to research and discuss traditional medicine and, particularly, the use of indigenous knowledge about plants by traditional herbalists. The exhibition was funded by the Embassy of Finland in Namibia as part of a program with MAN to support exhibition development for Namibian museums. You can read more about the exhibition here https://www.namibian.com.na/155272/archive-read/Muti-or-medicine-debate-continues
Omutete wOkaholo - Migrant Labour and the Making of Namibia
‘Omutete’ is the OshiNdonga word for a queue whilst the word ‘wOkaholo’ was used by migrant workers from northern Namibia for the identity disk that was hung around the necks of the recruits.
Thousands of men were recruited into the contract labour system, which was established in the German colonial period. The contract labour system played a central role in shaping both the economic and political landscape of Namibia. The workers were directly involved in the making of Namibia. The exhibition has been funded by the Embassy of Finland in Namibia as part of a program with MAN to support exhibition development for Namibian museums.
Omukwa - Africa's Tree of Life
The Museums Association of Namibia collaborated with the Ombalantu Baobab Tree Heritage Centre to create a mobile exhibition about the Omukwa/Baobab tree and it's importance and uses in Africa. The exhibition was by the Embassy of Finland in Namibia as part of a program with MAN to support exhibition development for Namibian museums.