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Donations from the Museum Association of Namibia

LCFN and the 5 Living Museums have been members of the MAN – Museums Association of Namibia. In 2014 we were able to place applications for funds to support our LCFN foals and aims. These aplications have been processed and at the end of 2014 we received donations for LCFN, the Living Museum of the Mafwe and the Ju/’Hoansi.

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New road signs for Living Museums

At the beginning of 2015 all of the 5 Living Museums supported by LCFN received new sign boards. The old boards have been exposed to the elements for so long that some of them weren’t even legible anymore. As the Living Museums are not only visited by guided tours but also receive a lot of self-driving guests clear signposting is of high importance.

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Living Museum in Ecuador?

In July the LCFN office in Windhoek was visited by Andrea Pérez-Mora who visited three Living Museums in Namibia, to write her thesis: "Potentials of a south-south cooperation between civil society organizations in Namibia and Ecuador in the field of environment and minority rights".

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New programs at the San Living Museums

During the last year we often had the feedback that the visit in both Living Museums of the Ju/‘Hoansi had been fantastic, but much too short. Many guests had wished for an even deeper insight into the life of the San and many could imagine to actually spend a couple of days with the San in order to experience their traditional way of life.

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Developments at the Mbunza Museum

In 2013 some positive developments could be registered at the Mbunza Living Museum, which has been operating since 2011. Whilst only few visitors found their way to the museum at Rundu in 2012, the numbers increased well in 2013 and the Mbunzas are very satisfied. The young members of the museum were able to learn a lot from the elders and so the art of black smiting, pottery and much more has improved. Also the wealth of knowledge is increasing daily.

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Project meeting in the Kaokoveld

In 2010 LCFN had already tried to convince a group of Ovahimba of the concept of the Living Museums. After initial successes and a very positive response friction rose within the project group and problems occurred with the local tourist guides (as we reported). Now another project group found us, this time from Purros, a small community situated at the beautiful Hoarusib River in Namibia’s north-west.

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Co-operation with organisations

In 2013 the Living Museums have joined the official Museums Association of Namibia (MAN). This umbrella group represents all museums and supports the continuous development of museums by financial and organisational means, project trainings (for example in financial administration) and it offers a professional network with other organisations.

Furthermore the Living Museums are now part of EXARC, a reputable international platform and archaeological collection, which unifies four networks under its umbrella: Subjects are Archaeological Open-Air Museums, Experimental Archaeology, Ancient Technology and Interpretation. Consiting of more than 200 members in 30 countries the opportunity of a professional network, through which we can establish good contacts for future projects is given.

International Day of the Indigenous Peoples

Today the 09th August 2013 marks the day of the indigenous peoples. This day was proclaimed by the general assembly of indigenous peoples in 1994 and intends to strengthen and to protect the rights of indigenous peoples.

On this note we hope that the rights of all indigenous peoples worldwide, who in most cases represent minorities and are often endangered fringe groups, will finally be respected from the governments.

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Museums association of Tangermünde

The museums association of Tangermünde donated 1000 € to the Living Culture Namibia e.V. Thank you very much. The museums association of Tangermünde together with the town Tangermünde had organized the International Day of Museums in Tangermünde on 18.05.2014, which has been a very successful project of public relations in Germany.

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Presentation in Berlin

ON 08 September 2014 two of our members in Germany had organized a presentation about the traditional culture of the San. Werner Pfeifer was having a speach about the San, afterwards traditional craft and some DVDs about the Living Museums were sold - all income for work of the Living Culture Foundation Namibia.

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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.

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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5 YEARS LCFN

5 Living Museums in Namibia

At the end of July 2012 we celebrated the fifth anniversary of the Living Culture Foundation Namibia. Our young organisation of voluntary members has done a lot during these five eventful years. The most obvious result: 5 very differing museums throughout Namibia, which all follow the same goal: To preserve the tradition and culture of the people of Namibia and to pass it on to younger generations.

News 2012

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Do you have a question about the Mafwe Living Museum?

 

Have you read our FAQ already? Most of your questions will be answered there. If your question couldn't be answered you are welcome to write us an email to contact@lcfn.info

 

Kind regards, Elizabeth,
Manager of the Mafwe Living Museum

Mafwe Elizabeth

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Do you have a question about the Mbunza Living Museum?

 

Have you read our FAQ already? Most of your questions will be answered there. If your question couldn't be answered you are welcome to write us an email to contact@lcfn.info

 

Kind regards, Sebron
Manager of the Mbunza Living Museum

Sebron

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Do you have a question about the Ovahimba Living Museum?

 

Have you read our FAQ already? Most of your questions will be answered there. If your question couldn't be answered you are welcome to write us an email to contact@lcfn.info

 

Kind regards, John
Manager of the Ovahimba Living Museum

John

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Do you have a question about the Damara Living Museum?

 

Have you read our FAQ already? Most of your questions will be answered there. If your question couldn't be answered you are welcome to write us an email to contact@lcfn.info

 

Kind regards, Hans-Bernhard
Manager of the Damara Living Museum

Hans

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Do you have a question about the Ju/'Hoansi-San Living Museum?

 

Have you read our FAQ already? Most of your questions will be answered there. If your question couldn't be answered you are welcome to write us an email to contact@lcfn.info

 

Kind regards, Apollo
Manager of the Ju/'Hoansi-San Living Museum

Apollo

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Do you have a question about the Living Hunter's Museum?

 

Have you read our FAQ already? Most of your questions will be answered there. If your question couldn't be answered you are welcome to write us an email to contact@lcfn.info

 

Kind regards, Tsamkxao
Manager of the Living Hunter's Museum

Tsamkxao

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Haben Sie eine Frage über das Mafwe Lebende Museum?

 

Sollte die Antwort auf ihre Frage nicht in unserem FAQ (meistgestellte Fragen) zu finden sein, so können Sie uns gerne eine Email schreiben: contact@lcfn.info

 

Mit freundlichen Grüßen, Elizabeth,
Manager des Mafwe Living Museums

Mafwe Elizabeth

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Haben Sie eine Frage über das Mbunza Lebende Museum?

 

Sollte die Antwort auf ihre Frage nicht in unserem FAQ (meistgestellte Fragen) zu finden sein, so können Sie uns gerne eine Email schreiben: contact@lcfn.info

 

Mit freundlichen Grüßen, Sebron

Manager des Mbunza Living Museums

Sebron

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Haben Sie eine Frage über das Ovahimba Lebende Museum?

 

Sollte die Antwort auf ihre Frage nicht in unserem FAQ (meistgestellte Fragen) zu finden sein, so können Sie uns gerne eine Email schreiben: contact@lcfn.info

 

Mit freundlichen Grüßen, John

Manager des Ovahimba Living Museum

John

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Haben Sie eine Frage über das Damara Lebende Museum?

 

Sollte die Antwort auf ihre Frage nicht in unserem FAQ (meistgestellte Fragen) zu finden sein, so können Sie uns gerne eine Email schreiben: contact@lcfn.info

 

Mit freundlichen Grüßen, Hans-Bernhard

Manager des Damara Living Museum

Hans

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Haben Sie eine Frage über das Ju/'Hoansi Lebende Museum?

 

Sollte die Antwort auf ihre Frage nicht in unserem FAQ (meistgestellte Fragen) zu finden sein, so können Sie uns gerne eine Email schreiben: contact@lcfn.info

 

Mit freundlichen Grüßen, Apollo

Manager des Ju/'Hoansi-San Living Museum

Apollo

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Haben Sie eine Frage über das Hunter's Lebende Museum?

 

Sollte die Antwort auf ihre Frage nicht in unserem FAQ (meistgestellte Fragen) zu finden sein, so können Sie uns gerne eine Email schreiben: contact@lcfn.info

 

Mit freundlichen Grüßen, Tsamkxao

Manager des Living Hunter's Museum

Tsamkxao