MuseumFutures Africa is a people-centered cultural project focussed on museums. It began with a focus on Africa, and expanded its reach to museums across the Global South, with the intention to test, explore and study potentials for new formats of Southern museology.

Study Groups
Arna Jharna Thar Desert Museum
The Conflictorium
Mutare Museum
MajiMaji Museum
Acervo de Laje
Museu Mafalala
Exchanges 2023
Musée National de Guinée
National Museums of Kenya
Steve Biko Centre
Uganda Museum
Yemisi Shyllon Museum of Art
Musée Théodore Monod
Exchanges 2021-2
Towards a depiction of ... the experimental / colonial museum
MFA publication 2022
Curriculum 2023
Curriculum 2021
Notes toward a proposal

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MuseumFutures is supported by the     Goethe-Institut



Nashilongweshipwe Mushaandja (steering committee member, facilitator and project conceptualiser) and Sophia Olivia Sanan (project manager). Furthermore, we would like to thank: Tatiana Page, Rebecca Corey and Abiti Nelson (curriculum advisors for version one), Vumile Mavumengwana (logo and brand design), Graeme Arendse (design and layout), Chao Maina Tayiana and Patrick Mudekereza (specialised sessions), and Alassane Diallo and Amadou Kethiel Kebe (translations).

The MuseumFutures Africa curriculum is now in its second iteration, the first was developed over many months from 2020 - 2021 and was responsive to the needs and experiences of the first group of museum practitioners that used the curriculum with their respective study groups. Numerous project partners and collaborators gave inputs at different moments into this curriculum which thus reflects a collective work output. And we intend that it is further utilised and modified according to local contexts.

The idea behind this open-source curriculum is that any museum (or cultural organisation) can utilise this document as the guideline for a series of group workshops focused on identifying spaces for institutional change. The eight sessions work through a number of themes, and aim to strengthen a collective process, culminating in a session that plans a tangible practical museum project. The 2023 curriculum is available in Portuguese and English, while the 2021 curriculum is available in French and English. 
Download the 2023 MFA Curriculum, English PDF ︎
Descarregar o currículo do MFA 2023, Português PDF ︎