Museum Futures Africa – Reimagining the future of African museums


We are pleased to be taking part in the MuseumFutures Africa project 2021 that begins on the 21st of June 2021 – 25th June 2021.

MuseumFutures Africa is a Pan-African project established to support the conceptual development of museums throughout the African continent. Spearheaded by the Goethe-Institut and a team of African practitioners from the art and museum fields, the project was conceived in culmination of a series of ‘Museum Conversations’ in 2019, as a means of mobilizing museum driven processes of innovation, transformation and adaptation.

The central tenet of the project is to support museums seeking to drive change within their institutions, via facilitated peer-to-peer learning between and within African Museums. Through intra-African dialogue, co-creation and self-driven study-labs, museums are addressing endemic challenges. The participating institutions are encouraged to form study groups with different stakeholders to find new ways of collecting, researching, mediating, and engaging society. 

Our founder, Chao Tayiana Maina will be facilitating three workshops with 6 museums on digitizing museum practice and critical thinking around digitization. Partner museums include: National Museums of Kenya + Museum of Guinea; IFAN Diop Museum in Senegal + YSM Art museum in Nigeria, Ugandan National Museum + Steve Biko Museum.

The workshops will explore very practical responses to the question: How can African museums enhance and develop their practice in the digital space? 

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