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.

Uganda Museum

Illustration by Charity Atukunda, 2023.
As Uganda's largest museum, the Uganda Museum has a variety of different exhibitions that mainly deal with the various ethnic groups of Uganda from an anthropological point of view.
Uganda Museum presented an experimental event series in which existing objects in the collection were remade and used in performative ways. The public were invited to engage with ‘ethnographic’ objects such as bowls and mats, that are usually displayed for ‘looking only’ in museum displays. As such the museum suggested new ways of collecting, museum-making and encouraged new narratives and interpretations of material in the ethnographic collections.

Study group members
Andrew Ssebagala holds a diploma in Music, Dance and Drama (2003) and is the production manager at the National Theatre, Philip Balimunsi is the curator of Nommo gallery who for over 7 years worked as an independent curator and artist pursuing an interest in Ugandan art history in relation to contemporary practice, Abraham Kitaulwa is the chairperson of Uganda Community Museums Association, Frederick Nsibambi is a Heritage Programmes Manager at the Cross-Cultural Foundation of Uganda (CCFU), Kampala, Uganda, Catherine Ajiambo is a sociologist who heads the coordination of research activities in the museum and protection of Cultural Heritage resources through Documentation, Stewart Openja has served in the Museum security section for a period of over 10 years, Amon Mugume is the curator of Natural History at the Uganda Museum since 2008, Joseph Ssebunya is an Education Officer at the Uganda Museum, Diana Kyamanyi is a receptionist at the Uganda Museum, Christopher Ssebuyungo interprets exhibition narratives to visitors and conducts student excursions, Eunice Ngangeyu, currently pursuing her Masters in Environment and Natural Resource Management at Makerere University (MUK).