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Living Museum of the Mbunza (NA)

Open from: 
2011
Member of EXARC: 
Yes
Member of ICOM: 
No

As with all Living Museums in Namibia the main focus of the Mbunza Living Museum is to provide visitors to the museum with a detailed and authentic insight into the traditional, pre-colonial culture.

The Living Museum, situated at the Samsitu Lake, is a traditional village of the Kavango, who have lived in this area for centuries. The village has been built entirely from natural material and the actors of the Museum carry clothes made from self- tanned, with Mangetti nut oil refined leather. The outfit actually had to be reconstructed from old photographs.
An essential part of the interactive program of the Living Museum is the demonstration (and preservation) of the fishing and land cultivating culture of the Mbunza. The traditional presentation covers everything from everyday life (traditional cuisine, fire making, basket and mat weaving, etc.) to bushwalks and fishing and finally to highly specialized techniques like blacksmithing, pottery and the making of drums.

The museum is member of the Museums Association of Namibia; the LCFN is member of EXARC.

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Location

B 10, about 13 km west of Rundu
Sikondo
Namibia
Phone: 
(+264) 81 12 15 496