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Online Workshop: Discussing Namibian Heritage in German and South African Museums


Please join us for an online workshop discussing Namibian heritage in German and South African museums.

2 October 2023, 2pm – 4:30pm, SAST/CAT


There will be presentations by  Larissa Förster (Humboldt University Berlin), Tuuda Haitula (Museums Association of Namibia) and Goodman Gwasira (University of Namibia).

The event will be hosted by Prof Ciraj Rassool, Suzana Sousa and Sophie Schasiepen from the Action for Restitution to Africa project at the Department of Historical Studies, University of the Western Cape.

Please find further information on the presenters below.

We look forward to seeing you online!



Larissa Förster is a cultural and social anthropologist with a thematic focus on the memory of colonialism, postcolonial provenance research and the ethnography of restitutions and repatriations. She is head of the Department of Cultural Goods and Collections from Colonial Contexts established in 2019 at the German Lost Art Foundation, and Honorary Professor at the Institute for European Ethnology at the Humboldt University, Berlin.


Tuuda Haitula is currently serving as the Museum Development Officer at the Museums Association of Namibia, a position he has held since 2020. Tuuda's educational journey includes the successful completion of an Honours Degree in History and Industrial Psychology, a Postgraduate Diploma in Heritage Conservation and Management, and a Diploma in Labour and Employment Studies, all of which were obtained from the University of Namibia.


Dr Goodman Gwasira is a senior lecturer of archaeology and heritage studies at the University of Namibia. He previously worked as a curator of archaeology at the National Museum of Namibia.  His research interests include critical archaeology, history of archaeology, restitution of cultural property, and museum anthropology. He is the coordinator of the Museum Outreach Programme (MOP) & the Heritage Conservation and Management Programme at the University of Namibia.

You can read more about the project here.

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