05 October 2010

2010 Heritage day celebrations report

On the 22nd of September Albany Museum dispatched 3 staff members namely Phumeza,Theodora and Luvuyo to go & represent the museum in provincial Heritage day celebrations held in Gqogqorha great place-Tsomo.This was an event organised by DSRAC,House of traditional leaders,EC Tourism ,Chris Hani District municipality and other stake holders.The event was scheduled to last 3 days i.e 22-24 Sept.The organising of the event was a success and well publicised as per the turnout figures.

Upon our arrival in the area things were not up to standard yet but we manage to manipulate our ways and made a remarkable contribution in terms of museum markerting.Something that the people of Tsomo will always remember. We rose above challenges of the day by focussing on what we went there for. So our artefacts combined with others from Amathole Museum were so attractive to locals,school groups and visitors in general.Through Mr Baninzi who invited us and other heritage institutions we have made a difference in the lives of the people who have never been to the museum.

Many thanks to our management,Albany Museum staff members who supported this event and Mr Baninzi of Dsrac-Queenstown for making it possible for Albany Museum to be there.This has shown a greater need to establish inter-museum collaborations in future not only to improve our service delivery but to create also a sense of pride in what we are doing.

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