WINDHOEK, 11. APR. – The Museums Association of Namibia (MAN) has launched a competition to design a logo for a new museum that is being developed in Zambezi Region. MAN is working with the Ministry of Education, Arts and Culture to develop the new museum in Katima Mulilo. The main focus of the museum will be on the links between culture and the environment in the Zambezi Region.
Displays will describe the ways in which there are strong links between culture and the landscape, but also use culture as a means to discuss important environmental issues such as deforestation, overfishing and human-wildlife conflict.
The 2-year project “Museum Development as a Tool for Strengthening Cultural Rights in Namibia” funded by the European Union with N$ 3,5 million (€237,025) and implemented by the Museums Association of Namibia in collaboration with the Ministry of Education, Arts and Culture and other relevant stakeholders. The project will contribute to the establishment of two permanent museums in Namibia (The Museum of Namibian Music and the Zambezi Museum), and to the development of two mobile exhibitions and catalogues on San and Ndonga history and culture.
The focus on the environment has already led the `Zambezi Museum Advisory Committee’ to contact Zambia’s largest natural history museum in Livingstone. The Committee hopes that the museum will also highlight the position of Katima Mulilo at the heart of the Kavango-Zambezi Transfrontier Conservation Area (KAZA) and contribute to the development of regional tourism and environmental co-operation.
The deadline for entries for the logo competition is 31st May, 2018. MAN would like to encourage local graphic artists to contribute to the identity of the new museum. The designer of the winning entry will receive a small cash prize of N$2,200 and a trip on the mighty Zambezi River (that has been sponsored by Caprivi Adventures). Further guidelines about the competition can be found on the Facebook page of the Museums Association of Namibia or by contacting MAN by email on email@example.com.
MAN is already running a competition to design a logo for the new `Museum of Namibian Music’. The five finalists for a logo for the music museum have been selected and the public can vote for their favourite through MAN’s Facebook, Instagram and Twitter pages.
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