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Events happening in the Namibian museum, heritage, arts, and culture sector.

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World Day for Audio-visual Heritage - 27 October

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Audio-visual archives tell us stories about people’s lives and cultures from all over the world. They represent a priceless heritage which is an affirmation of our collective memory and a valuable source of knowledge since they reflect the cultural, social and linguistic diversity of our communities. They help us grow and comprehend the world we all share. Conserving this heritage and ensuring it remains accessible to the public and future generations is a vital goal for all memory institutions as well as the public at large. The World Day for Audio-visual Heritage (WDAH) is a commemoration of the adoption, in 1980...
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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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Jeremy's Memorial Service | Saturday 17th July 2021

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Dear MAN Members, Colleagues, and Friends Please see below, the details of Dr. Jeremy Silvester’s Memorial Service Date: Saturday 17th July 2021Time: 14h00 - 16h00 (Namibian Time/CAT/ GMT+2) * Please check your time zone to join at your local time. Please click the link below to join the webinar:https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89070764715?pwd=MmVadnIyVGhtZ3Z1TlRMUitxNE4zQT09 Alternatively, you can join with the following login details; Webinar ID: 890 7076 4715Passcode: 708156
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VIRTUAL LAUNCH OF THE ZAMBEZI MUSEUM

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The Museums Association of Namibia (MAN), the Delegation of the European Union (EU) to Namibia and the Ministry of Education, Arts and Culture (MoEAC) would like to invite all Namibians and the rest of the world, to attend the virtual launch of the Zambezi Museum at 11h00 on Tuesday, 18th May, 2021, which is also International Museum Day. The development of the museum is one of the four components in a project titled Museum Development as a Tool for Strengthening Cultural Rights in Namibia, funded by the European Union with an amount of 237,025.00 Euros and implemented by MAN.  The Zambezi...
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VIRTUAL LAUNCH OF THE MUSEUM OF NAMIBIAN MUSIC

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Monday 15 March 2021 VIRTUAL LAUNCH OF THE MUSEUM OF NAMIBIAN MUSIC The Museums Association of Namibia (MAN), the Delegation of the European Union (EU) to Namibia 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 Music at 11h00 on Thursday, 18th March 2021. The development of the museum is one of the four components in a project titled Museum Development as a Tool for Strengthening Cultural Rights in Namibia, funded by the European Union (Euros 237,025.00) and implemented...
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IPLC "Copyright Review" - Regional Consultations

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IPLC "Copyright Review" - Regional Consultations 05-29th March 2021 To RSVP contact 0812579028 or  
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STORYTELLING EVENING with Francis Mwinga

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 (A PERFORMANCE IN Subiya and siLozi)  Thursday, 25 March 2021  18H30  Facebook Livestream   ENQUIRIES: / +264 (0)61 374 403    The National Theatre of Namibia (NTN) in partnership with the National Arts Council of Namibia (NACN) presents a Storytelling Evening with performer and praise poet Francis Mwinga. Virtual and physically attending audiences can look forward to an evening of praise poetry and song echoing the value systems and customs of maSubiya.  Born in 1964, Francis Mwinga is a performer and praise poet based in Katima Mulilo, Namibia. The artist has previously worked as a Literacy Promoter, and served in the...
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Mudwaro: The Roots of Namibian Fashion Workshop

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Mudwaro is the Rukwangali word for clothing. The Museums Association of Namibia (MAN) hereby invites Namibian fashion designers, seamstresses and tailors making clothes and accessories to apply to participate in a workshop. The workshop will give individuals working in the industry the opportunity to interact with historical artifacts. The aim of the workshop is to inspire young Namibian creatives to draw on our cultural roots to develop products that can be worn that will have a uniquely Namibian identity. The workshop is part of the Museum of Namibian Fashion project which is funded by the Gerda Henkel Foundation and will take...
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ONLINE BOOK LAUNCH | Women and Photography in Africa: Creative Practices and Feminist Challenges

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Women and Photography in Africa: Creative Practices and Feminist Challenges Wednesday 25/11/2020 18:15-20:00 (CET) With the editorsDarren Newbury, Lorena Rizzo and Kylie Thomas And the authorsDora Carpenter-LatiriRachel A. A. EngmannMarietta KestingTessa LewinNomusa MakhubuBiddy PartridgeLorena RizzoTina SmithJessica R. Williams Introduced byVanessa Ansa, Hundred Heroines UK If you wish to register for the book launch please send an email to:  
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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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ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING (AGM) 28th October 2020

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INVITATION TO MAN MEMBERS Dear MAN MembersThe Annual General Meeting for the Museums Association on Namibia will be held on Wednesday 28th October 2020. All MAN members are herewith, formally invited to attend the AGM. Due to financial constraints and the COVID-19 pandemic regulations in relation to public gatherings, kindly be informed that the AGM will be held on an online platform.Please note the following important dates with regard to the 2020 AGM Wednesday 16 September 2020Deadline for submission of manifesto and CV for Executive Committee Elections Wednesday 14 October 2020Deadline for submission of AGM Registration forms Wednesday 14 October 2020Deadline...
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ResiliArt Namibia Online Debate - 28 May 2020

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ResiliArt Namibia, a collaborative partnership between the Directorate of Arts, Ministry of Education, Arts and Culture,  Turipamwe Design, Joe Vision Production, the EU and the UNESCO Windhoek Office will host the third of three Panels on the impact of COVID-19 on the heritage, arts and culture sector. The ResiliArt debates address pressing issues affecting the livelihoods of cultural professionals, including the social and economic rights of artists, copyright protection, digitization of content and freedom of expression. The need to ensure that these issues are given the place they deserve in the political and social discussions that will shape the world after...
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ResiliArt Namibia Online Debate - 26 May 2020

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ResiliArt Namibia, a collaborative partnership between the Directorate of Arts, Ministry of Education, Arts and Culture,  Turipamwe Design, Joe Vision Production, the EU and the UNESCO Windhoek Office will host the first of three Panels on the impact of COVID-19 on the heritage, arts and culture sector.

The ResiliArt debates address pressing issues affecting the livelihoods of cultural professionals, including the social and economic rights of artists, copyright protection, digitization of content and freedom of expression. The need to ensure that these issues are given the place they deserve in the political and social discussions that will shape the world after the crisis.

Please use the link below to join the debate and share your insights on a collaborative and resilient way forward!

You can join the session on Zoom with the following details Zoom Meeting Details Webinar ID: 935 7915 8548 Password: 317088

Session 2
Date: Tuesday 26th May 2020
Time: 14h00 -16h00

You can download the programme for all three sessions here ResiliArt Namibia Debate Programme

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ResiliArt Namibia Online Debate - 20 May 2020

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Stand Together at Tsumeb Cultural Village

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The exhibition will be at the Helvi Mpingana Kondombolo Cultural Village in Tsumeb from Friday 21st of February until Saturday the 04th of April 2020. The catalogues will also be available at the cultural village and available for download at https://www.museums.com.na/journal-and-publications. Opening Times: Monday – Friday 09h00 - 16h00Saturdays 09h00 - 13h00 Bookings for Guided Tours: +264811482391
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Baxu and the Giants Screening at Swakopmund Museum

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On 3 March at 18 o’clock we invite you to a public screening of the new Namibian film “Baxu and the Giants” on rhino poaching followed by a public discussion with the director Florian Schott and Save the Rhino Trust. The entrance is free, donations welcome. All the donations will go to the Save the Rhino Trust Namibia. “Baxu and the Giants” is a 30-minute film directed by Florian Schott. It was commissioned by the Legal Assistance Centre Namibia to reach an audience worldwide and bring awareness to the issue of poaching in rural Namibia and underlying social issues that can...
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Launch Postponed

Kindly be advised that the launch of the Ovaherero and Nama Genocide Mobile Exhibition and Teachers’ Handbook, scheduled for Monday 24th February 2020, has been postponed. We will get back to you with details of the new launch date in due course. We apologize for any inconvenience caused.
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We Actually Need to Collect Everything

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Host: Scientific Society Swakopmund/Swakopmund Museum Date: Tuesday, 11th February 2020Time: 18H00Venue: Swakopmund Museum Lecture Hall, Swakopmund, NamibiaAbout: Dr. Dag Henrichsen will present in the Swakopmund Museum Lecture Hall: “You actually need to collect Everything - African artefacts in colonial collections and resistance and restitution demands in Namibia before World War I”. The Silent Auction of books we have several copies of in the Sam Cohen Library is scheduled until the end of March 2020. ContactNadine
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#MANTurns30

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MAN turns 30 in May 2020! Keep an eye on our website & social media pages to see the exciting activities throughout the year!   Also keep an eye out for exciting 30th Birthday gear which will be available for sale, soon.  
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Stand Together” Mobile Exhibition and Catalogue Launch

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The Museums Association of Namibia, in collaboration with the Delegation for the European Union in Namibia, The Namibian San Council, Museum Africa and the National Arts Council of Namibia, hereby cordially invite you to the launch of the “Stand Together” Mobile Exhibition and Catalogue which feature images from the Fourie Collection at Museum Africa about San cultural heritage which will be launched by the Minister of Education, Arts and Culture, Hon. Martin Andjaba. Date: Thursday 20th February 2020Time: 11h00Venue: Etosha Secondary School Hall, Reinhold Shilongo Street, Tsumeb, NamibiaRSVP: Ndapewoshali Ashipala by Thursday 13th February 2020Email: Tel:+264 61 302230 **Light refreshments...
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