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 museum) which will be aired on the MAN YouTube Channel, Facebook Page and all other online platforms. The museum will be open to the public from 08 June 2022.
The launch will include addresses by Honourable James Uerikua (Governor of the Otjozondjupa Region), Mrs. Nehoa Hilma Kautondokwa (Chairperson, Museums Association of Namibia), Ms. Maria Caley (Chairperson of the Museum of Namibian Fashion Advisory Committee), Ms. Esther Moombolah/Gôagoses (Director of Heritage and Culture Programs, Ministry of Education, Arts and Culture), Dr. Larissa Förster (Academic Advisor to the Project), Dr. Anna-Monika Lauter (Head of Operative Programmes at the Gerda Henkel Stiftung), Prof. Lars-Christian Koch (Director of the Ethnologisches Museum), Prof. Dr. Hermann Parzinger (President Stiftung Preussischer Kulturbesitz), Ms. Josephine Mutenda (Director of Education, Arts and Culture), His Worship Gotlieb Shivute (Mayor of Otjiwarongo).
The launch will also include remarks from Ms. Cisla Rukoro (Fashion designer/Mudwaro Workshop Participant), Ms. Hertha Bukassa (Culture Officer, Otjozondjupa Region and Advisory Board member), Mr. Kavenauare Tjiuoro (Former Documentalist at NMN and now a Culture Officer, Otjozondjupa Region), Ms. Albertina Nekongo and Mr. Ndamian Hangula (Scholarship Recipients) and a guided tour of the museum by Mr. Kevanhu Alfred Muifi (Curator of the Museum of Namibian Fashion) and performances by the Otjiwarongo Multi-Cultural Group.