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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 place at...
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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 ChallengesWednesday 25/11/2020 18:15-20:00 (CET)With the editorsDarren Newbury, Lorena Rizzo and Kylie ThomasAnd the authorsDora Carpenter-LatiriRachel A. A. EngmannMarietta KestingTessa LewinNomusa MakhubuBiddy PartridgeLorena RizzoTina SmithJessica R. WilliamsIntroduced byVanessa Ansa, Hundred Heroines UKIf 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 Namibia...
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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 MEMBERSDear 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 for...
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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 the...
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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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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...
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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 - 13h00Bookings 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 lead...
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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 MuseumDate: 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 will be...
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