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
Southern Museology
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 Théodor Monod

Illustration by Charity Atukunda, 2023.
Musée Théodore Monod IFAN Université Cheikh Anta Diop, Dakar, Senegal. IFAN was founded in 1938 as the "Institut français d’Afrique Noir". After independence, IFAN established itself in Dakar as one of the world's most prestigious institutions for research into African culture.

Musée Théodor Monod will be opening a pedagotheque, which is intended to be a rich and resourced space, and will have the objective of offering a better learning environment to the young. The space which will host workshops and youth programs, intends to allow youth audiences to cultivate themselves, to be initiated to art, to revalue the cultural heritage, to experiment and to share these experiences.
Study group members
El Hadji Malick Ndiaye is the curator of the Théodore Monod Museum of African Art, Secretary General of ICOM/Senegal, member of the Board of Directors of IFAN, member of the Board of the Art Council of African Studies Association (ACASA) and Artistic Director of the Biennale of Contemporary African Art, Mr. Bienvevu Cheikh Seck, is currently responsible for the collections, exhibition spaces, documentation and archiving at the Théodore Monod Museum of African Art IFAN-CAD, Mr Mohamadou Moustapha Dieye is the heritage manager in charge of the administration, public relations, and programmes of the IFAN-CAD Théodore Monod Museum of African Art, Mr Alioune Mbodji holds a BT in civil engineering. He is a technician and is responsible for logistics, studio management and cleaning staff at the IFAN-CAD Théodore Monod Museum of African Art, Mr. Saikou Thiam has worked for years at the Historical Museum of Gorée as a temporary employee. Currently, he is in charge of the maintenance of the green spaces of the Théodore Monod Museum of African Art IFAN-CAD, Mrs. Awa Wane was for a long time in charge of human resources at IFAN before occupying the position of assistant to the curator at the Théodore Monod Museum of African Art IFAN-CAD, Mr Fodé Camara is a painter and scenographer, Mr Abdoulaye Sy is an administrative attaché at the Théodore Monod Museum of African Art, Mr. Maïssa Tounkara is an artist known for his sandblasting technique.