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German Lost Art Foundation receives visitors from Namibia

Date 2021.11.10

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.

* Namibian visitors in the German Lost Art Foundation Sarah Fründt and Sabrina Werner of the German lost Art Foundation talking to Ndeenda Shivute and Golda Ha-eiros. (from left to right) Source:  German Lost Art Foundation / Larissa Förster