Albany Museum Education Officer, Ms Nozipho Madinda organised museum careers day. It was held at Albany Museum on the 30th of October 2013. The purpose of the event was to make the students aware of museums careers and these careers are very challenging and are dominated by white people. I would like to see that change in our communities especially in Black people. They can be archaeologist, Historians, Entomologist and Botanist. Museums careers are accessible to everyone .The programme for the day was as follows: four guest speakers from Albany Museum research departments, one from National Museum English literacy and the last one was the chief education specialist at the department of Education and he was a motivational speaker.
The grade 10 and 11 learners were attended the event. They learnt about different careers of museum. The learners showed interest. The Marimba Band and Fikizolo Primary School Traditional Dance entertained the attendees. The event was a great success.
I would like to thank the guest speakers for their wonderful speeches: Dr John Midgely of Entomology department, Ms Celeste Booth of Archaeology, Mr Phumlani Cimi of Botany and Ms Fleur-Way Jones of History Departments including Mr Zongezile Matshoba the manager of education public programmes at Nelm and Mr Bongani Stamper the chief education specialist at the Department of education in Grahamstown. Once again I would like to thank the exhibitors: Amathole museum, Masithandane traditional group, Department of education library. The programme was a success because of National Lottery and the Department of Education was funded by National Lottery. I would like to thank them.
By Nozipho Madinda