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Connections from collections

Connections from collections

Connections from collections
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Livingstone Museum celebrated International Museum Day in style recently, kicking off with a colourful march past incorporating not only the Zambia Air Force Brass Band but also majorettes from SOS Children’s Village, cultural dancers and a float decorated with natural and cultural specimens from the Museum’s collections.

The occasion was graced by the Hon Minister of Chiefs and Traditional Affairs, Professor Nkandu Luo, accompanied by her Deputy Minister, Hon Susan Kawandami. Other special guests were the president of the International Council of Museums (ICOM) visiting from Germany and the president of the ICOM Committee for Education and Cultural Action (CECA) from Italy. Cultural entertainment was provided by Tusole, Tujatane and Ngoni dance troupes.

The theme this year was ‘Museum collections making connections’, along which lines the Museum mounted an exhibition celebrating the 80 years of the Livingstone Museum since it first opened its doors to the public in the old Magistrate’s Court in 1934. The exhibition showed how the Museum has endeavoured in many different ways to reach out and connect with the community.

As per tradition, the Museum offered free entry to all its visitors on the day and over 1,500 people passed through its doors.

Museum Day was this year followed by an international workshop on the same theme at Courtyard Hotel, organised by the National Museums Board and ICOM Zambia. The workshop had some 70 participants, including delegates from various regional museum and heritage institutions and organisations.

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