German Lost Art Foundation receives visitors from Namibia
Between October 25 and November 1, the Berlin branch of the German Lost Art Foundation hosted Namibian museum curators. Golda Ha-eiros from the National Museum of Namibia in Windhoek and Ndeenda Shivute from the National Maritime Museum in Lüderitz informed themselves about funding opportunities and other activities in the field of colonial contexts, the development of respective debates in Germany and the research database Proveana. Both had come to Berlin through the programme TheMuseumsLab (https://themuseumslab.org/), which is funded by i.a. the Federal Foreign Office, the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development and the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and Media. The Foundation's staff also benefited from the lively exchange and was given, for example, important background information about the museum landscape in Namibia and the initiatives to document and protect cultural heritage there.