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


2023 Curriculum / Currículo

Curriculum for the 2023 edition of MuseumFutures in English & Portugês

MuseumFutures Curriculum ︎ EN

MuseumFutures Currículo, 2023 ︎ PO

2022 MuseumFutures Africa publication

Digital version of the MuseumFutures Africa publication.

MuseumFutures Africa, Essays, 2022

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MuseumFutures Africa, Posters (projects and genealogy), 2022

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Museum study group reviews

Collective reports created by study group teams about their projects.

Uganda Museum, ‘Facing our Past, Rethinking Future Museums, Exhibition Review’, 2022.

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Musée National de Guinée, ‘Projet de Numerisation, Collections Koundara’, 2022.

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National Museums of Kenya ‘Museum Futures Project 2020-2021, A report on team Kenya’, 2022.

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Yemisi Shyllon Museum of Art, ‘Our Story’, 2022. 

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The MFA curriculum provided by the project (designed by African practitioners: Abiti Nelson from Uganda, Tatiana Page from South Africa, and Rebecca Corey from Tanzania), encourages experimentation with new ways of collecting, researching, mediating, and engaging society. The curriculum is designed to be useful and use-able by institutions across the continent.

Museumfutures Africa,
Module 1, 2021

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Museumfutures Africa,
Module 2, 2021

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Museumfutures Africa,
Module 3, 2021

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CC BY 4.0 2021


The curriculum is supported by a number of facilitated workshops - including materials developed by our collaborative partners that could help inspire or guide workshops on the theme of 1) alternative modalities, 2) digitisation in museums and 3) networks and partnerships and 4) documentation.

Workshop materials are available for non-commercial, educational use - those materials not downloadable below will be made available on request, please get in touch via

‘Alternative Modalities Worksheet’, Patrick Mudekereza and Nashilongweshipwe Mushaandja for MuseumFutures ‘Alternative Modalities’ workshop, 2021

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‘Critical Questions around digitisation’, Chao Tayiana Maina for MuseumFutures ‘Thinking Digitally’ workshop, 2021

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‘Thinking through digitisation and digital engagement’, Chao Tayiana Maina for MuseumFutures ‘Thinking Digitally’ workshop. 2021

Request ︎ EN ︎ FR

'How to document everything, a preliminary guide’, Francis Burger for MuseumFutures ‘documentation’ workshop, 2021

︎EN ︎FR

'How to document everything, presentation’, Francis Burger for MuseumFutures ‘documentation’ workshop, 2021

Request ︎ EN & FR

* This list will grow as resources are created - check back here for updates *                                                                                                                   

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