We’d love to learn more about the Phansi Museum’s latest project (and hopefully we will – watch this space!). It’s very much in line with what the Ulwazi Programme is all about – compiling a digital record of our history, knowledge and stories. The museum has recently received funding from the National Lotteries Commission allowing them to professionally digitise and document their spectacular collection of Southern African artefacts; a process deemed crucial by the museum’s curators for the storage, transmission and preservation of their incredible collection.
Hopefully it will also allow people who can’t visit the museum access to the stories, artworks, and examples of objects from everyday traditional African life.
We so look forward to watching the process unfold, and hopefully reaping the benefits of more local, indigenous information being made available online.
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