The Goethe-Institut Namibia is this year executing the German is a Plus project that aims to promote the German language in aspects of career, study and travel on numerous platforms – from schools to the local media in Namibia.
Museums and galleries are not only important in safeguarding the historical, cultural, scientific or artistic artefacts; they are intrinsic in preserving heritage and pieces of history for future generations, while contributing to the arts and cultural development of society by also reflecting the zeitgeist.
With the series "Museum Conversations" the Goethe-Institutes offer spaces for international academics, museum experts and curators to discuss the future of African museums from a postcolonial perspective. On the 22nd and 23rd of October 2018 in Kinshasa, future exhibition forms have been discussed. We interviewed the curator Nontobeko Ntombela about the position of African museums for the social-political discourse.
“Welcome to Africa’s Future” were the words welcoming participants from 15 African countries to a workshop at the Goethe-Institut in Addis Abeba. The goal of the week: developing a game together. The focus was on the question of how to actively anticipate the transformation of African megacities.