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Namibian Heritage Week 2023

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The Museum of Namibian Fashion has carefully chosen this year's activities following the theme, "Heritage and Culture: A rock-solid foundation," to highlight the rich cultural significance of rock painting fashion. In line with this theme, our main focus will be conducting training workshops centred around leather craftsmanship. Leather attire is p...

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Knowledge Skill Transfer Workshop

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On May 10-11, 2023, the Museum of Namibian Fashion held a knowledge skill transfer workshop in Tsumkwe. Around 30 students from Tsumkwe Secondary School and Tsumkwe Primary School joined in to learn about traditional bead-making skills. Led by Mrs Mouton from the Uitkoms Community Arts Committee, the goal was to teach young...

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Museum of Namibian Fashion Virtual Shop Online Registration

The Museum of Namibian Fashion is providing a FREE online marketing platform for Namibian Fashion Industry professionals. The museum's virtual store provides you with the opportunity to advertise and sell your merchandise. You will be able to set up your own shop in the Museum of Namibian Fashion Multivendor shop! You can take a look at how&nb...

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Vooruit Primary School-Museum Visit

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We had the honour of being visited by learners from Vooruit Primary School. If you would like to schedule a group visitation, please contact us two days in advance. Please contact 0818964039 for reservations.  

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Namibian Heritage Week 2022

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 The theme for Namibian Heritage Week this year is “!Hao wese g//e-//xae” which means “Unity in Diversity” in !Xung.The aim is for there to be a week dedicated to Namibian heritage each year which includes participation from the government, organisations and individuals from all fourteen regions so that the week can successfully become an annual and national event.The Heritage Week team’s role is to facilitate the success of the week by providing support to organisations and individuals who host or participate in events during the week through logistical support and marketing.This is a week for every single Namibian to get involved in celebrating and learning about Namibia’s rich and diverse heritage.Namibian Heritage Week 2022 will be from the 19th – the...

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LAUNCH OF THE MUSEUM OF NAMIBIAN FASHION

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Together with our project partners, the Museums Association of Namibia (MAN), the Gerda Henkel Foundation, 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 Fashion on 01 June 2022. The physical Museum of Namibian Fashion in Otjiwarongo, Namibia will officially be launched at 10h00. The Museum will officially be launched by Hon. Faustina Caley (Deputy Minister of Education, Arts and Culture). Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, the museum launch will be both physical (limited to invited guests which comprised the project partners, advisory board, and speakers) and virtual (with pre-recorded speeches and performances and a guided tour of the...

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Cynthia Schimming - Our Designer: Gone But Never Forgotten

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Cynthia Schimming - Our Designer: Gone But Never Forgotten

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Vakwangali Fashion Collection

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I am Maria Caley. My Vakwangali Fashion Collection was created through a practice led approach. Information was obtained from interviews and by looking at photographs and objects in local archives and museums. This process of sifting through information from different sources was vital for a better understanding of Vakwangali traditional clothing. ...

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Background to the Museum of Namibian Fashion project

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PROJECT NAME: Preservation of Endangered Cultural Heritage Through Collaborative Conservation, Provenance Research And Creative Knowledge Production Using The Historical Collections From Namibia Held at the Ethnologisches Museum In Berlin (EM) And The National Museum Of Namibia, Windhoek (NMN) The Museums Association of Namibia (MAN) is currently w...

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Couture by Kim Safari Line

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I am a Namibian fashion designer with a background in tourism management, geography and visual arts. My collections are a result of passion and experience. My `Safari Line' is inspired by the culture and history of the Aawambo kingdoms of northern Namibia. The garments are created with the Odelela material that Aawambo people use as traditional wea...

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Creating the Museum of Namibian Fashion

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Museums are the custodians of our cultural heritage. The Museums Association of Namibia (MAN) believes that one of the important reasons why we should preserve artifacts is because their meaning and design can inspire young Namibians working in the creative industries. It is for this reason that MAN has held a stakeholders' workshop to discuss the ...

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