MuseumFutures Africa is a pan-African, people-centred cultural project that works with museums across the continent to test, explore and study potentials for new formats of African museology.

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Participating Museums 2021: 

Musée national de Guinée
National Museums of Kenya
Steve Biko Centre
Uganda Museum
Yemisi Shyllon Museum of Art
Musée Théodore Monod IFAN Ch.A.Diop

MuseumFutures is supported by the Goethe-Institut


MuseumFutures Steering Committee

Flower Manase is the Curator of History at the National Museum and House of Culture, Dar es Salaam. Ms. Manase holds a bachelor’s degree in History and Archaeology and Msc. in Natural resources assessment and management from the University of Dar es Salaam...

Rainer Hauswirth After working for the Goethe-Institut in Rome, Tel-Aviv, Porto,Stockholm and Munich, Rainer Hauswirth has been director of the Goethe-Institut Cote d’Ivoire since 2020. Prior to this, he was director of the visual arts department...

Asma Diakite heads the cultural program department of the Goethe-Institute for Sub-Saharan Africa. After studying theater, film and media studies, philosophy and cultural anthropology in Frankfurt and Cairo, she founded the artist network ‘Revolution Divine’ and did her doctorate on the concept of...

Molemo Moiloa lives and works in Johannesburg and has worked in various capacities at the intersection of creative practice and community organizing. Molemo’s academic work has focused on the political subjectivities of South African youth. She is one half of the artist collaborative MADEYOULOOK...

Nashilongweshipwe Mushaandja is a performer, educator and writer with practice and research interests in the role of embodied and spatial archives in movement formation. Mushaandja is also a PhD artist at the Centre for Theatre, Dance and Performance Studies at the University of Cape Town...

Nadine Siegert is the director of the Goethe-Institut Nigeria since 2021 and worked as Head of Culture and Development at the Goethe-Institut South Africa (2019-2021). Before, she was the Deputy Director of Iwalewahaus, University of Bayreuth (Germany). She is a Research Associate and 2018 Writer...

MuseumFutures Project Office & Partners

Sophia Olivia Sanan (project manager) obtained her masters in Sociology in Germany, North India and the University of Cape Town in South Africa, where she is currently a Sociology PhD candidate. Her published research has focused on art and design education for social justice, race and institutional transformation...

Patrick Mudekereza
(workshop facilitator) is a writer, educator and the director of the Waza Art Centre in Lumumbashi @centredartwaza. He has initiated many dynamic and robust projects and debates about art, mobility, education, public life, restitution and heritage on the African continent.

Chao Tayiana Maina
(workshop facilitator) is the founder of African Digital Heritage and co-founder at the Museum of British Colonialism where she leads digital engagement. She has an MSc. International Heritage Visualisation and worked for the Science Museum Group as software developer for museum digital exhibits prior to founding the organisation.

dr. heeten bhagat
(LAB facilitator) was born in Zimbabwe. He performs across diverse terrains ranging from what is expected of him to what he doesn’t understand – in this latter territory he is at his most productive. bhagat currently offers creative, strategic and manual-labour support to organisations and communities regionally, with verve and humility, equally.

Rebecca Corey (curriculum advisor) is the Director of Nafasi Art Space, a centre for contemporary art in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, which supports an artist collective, studio spaces, art workshops, artist residencies, exhibitions, and other public events, providing a meeting point for intensive dialogue between artists and the public....

Tatiana Page (curriculum advisor) is an independent thinker, influencer and pragmatist who applies her talents in the Human Capital (HC) areas of leadership development, change management and talent management. She has over 20 years’ experience in the HC field in large organisations ranging from; ICT, banking, retail and petrochemical, and has worked...

Abiti Abedo Nelson (curriculum advisor) is the curator of ethnography and history at the Uganda Museum. He is also a PhD student of History at the University of Western Cape in Cape Town. His research engages with the history of ethnographic collections and exhibitions...

Vumile Mavumengwana (graphic designer) has been sharpening his skills and expertise in the Visual Communication industry for the last sixteen years - working on a wide range of brands and creative disciplines. He is an integrated conceptual Creative with a keen focus on Brand Design. Currently based in Johannesburg, he has worked for some of the country’s top advertising agencies...

francis burger
(website designer, visual harvester and collaborator) is an artist and facilitator currently based in Johannesburg. Interested in co-creative learning and making, Francis works across media and processes from facilitation and youth empowerment to creative mapping, publication design, printmaking and pottery.

Mamadou Diallo (interpretation and translation) is a Senegalese writer, a contributing editor of Cape Town Based Chimurenga Chronic and a PhD student in the department of Middle Eastern, South Asian and African Studies at Columbia University. His research focuses on the institutional and ideological...

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