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Cultural Development in Namibia

Welcome to the website of the Living Culture Foundation Namibia (LCFN). The LCFN is a non-profit, German-Namibian organization, which focuses on cultural cooperation in rural areas in Namibia.

We help Namibian people to establish so called Living Museums.

Living Museums in Namibia

A Living Museum is an authentic way of presenting traditional culture and has three main aims:

  1. Fight against poverty in Namibia
  2. Preservation of traditional culture
  3. Creation of a cultural and intercultural exchange

Visitors of the Living Museums can learn a lot about the interesting cultures of Namibian language groups and have a great opportunity to get to know the people of Namibia. Every visit to a Living Museum actively contributes to the preservation of traditional culture and the creation of a source of income in rural areas. 

!Gamace N!Aici from the Living Museum of the Ju/'Hoansi!Gamace N!Aici from the Living Museum of the Ju/'Hoansi

Introduction of the LCFN

Find a short introduction about the background, aims and principles of the Living Culture Foundation Namibia.

Introduction

Project overview

All projects of the Living Culture Foundation Namibia at a glance.

Overview

News

10 years Grashoek

In 2014 the Living Culture Foundation (LCFN) has a big anniversary to celebrate: Ten years of operations of the Living Museum of the Ju/’Hoansi-San in Grashoek.

10 years of Grashoek

The project started in 2004, initiated and motivated by the Namibian tour guide and survival-operator Werner Pfeifer, who was actually looking for the Devil’s Claw plant in the area. The San of Grashoek impressed Werner and he told them about his work as Stone-Age expert in European Living Museums.  The people from Grashoek showed great interest and started a first attempt to build such a Living Museum according to the European example with their own traditional knowledge.

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