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

Study Groups

Museum Futures Southern Museology’s aimed to nurture an imaginative collective process driven by 6 different museums in Africa, India and Brazil. Scroll down or use the menu for an overview of each museum, some of their core institutional concerns, their study groups, and a custom illustration by Kampala-based artist Charity Atukunda.

Musée National Guinée

Illustration by Charity Atukunda, 2023.
The National Museum of Guinea houses a collection of local objects that represent the country's different ethnic groups. Religious artifacts as well as art and everyday objects are exhibited.

Musée National Guinée  digitised an existing exhibition, consisting of images, artefacts and texts, about the Koundara community in the north of Guinee. This is a minority community which has a small demographic and prolific cultural production which the museum wants to celebrate. It also utilised diverse community participation methods.

Study group members 
Mr. Moustapha Diawara is currently the Deputy Director General of the National Museum of Guinea, Mr. Boubacar Diallo is head of the Inventory and Collection Department at the Musee National de Guinee, Mr. M'Bemba Deen Ciss has been the head of the collections unit at the National Museum of Guinean Art since 2008, Mrs Martine Sarah has a degree in Administration and Management of Cultural Institutions from the Institut Supérieur de l'Education de Guinée in 2012, Ms Fatoumata Coumbassa has been an animator at the National Museum of Guinea since 2015, Mr. Ismailou Balde holds a PhD in Cultural and Social Anthropology, University of Milan Bicocca (2020) and is a Research Teacher in Cultural and Social Anthropology; Didactician and Andragogue, Mr. Dolfo Diamriou Camara is a retired teacher, Mr. Souleymane Keita is a teacher and researcher, lecturer in Cultural Monography and Anthropology at the Institut Superieur des arts Mory Kant (ISAMK), Mr Mamoudou Conde is currently Head of the Physical Heritage Division of the National Directorate of Historical Heritage of Guinea, Ms Salmatou Bangoura is a visual artist, involved in painting, contemporary sculpture, interior and exterior decoration.