21 Aug 2017

Back Stage at the NAGN

As part of Heritage Week, take this opportunity to visit the storage rooms of the permanent collections housed at the National Art Gallery of Namibia. Space is LIMITED! Pre-book with Ms. Annapaula Vakamuena at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. / 061231160


Information guide

What is Heritage?

Heritage is the word we use to describe the things that we feel are important to preserve and protect. It can be the objects, places and traditions that one generation wants to pass on to the next.

What is Namibian Heritage Week and its history?

Namibian Heritage Week originated as an idea of the National Museum of Namibia to have an annual Museum Day. The Museums Association of Namibia became a partner and the day was extended to the regions. After the National Heritage Council and other stakeholders joined it was decided to enlarge the event and change the name to Namibian Heritage Week.

The week encourages all Namibians to celebrate and commit themselves to protect our wonderful natural and cultural resources. Namibia’s major heritage institutions (dubbed `the Heritage Week Team) have joined together to organize Namibian Heritage Week. However, the point about the week is that every Namibian can participate in some way to celebrate our cultural and natural heritage.

What is the significance of Heritage Week?

Heritage Week is an opportunity for Namibians to celebrate our heritage. It encourages Namibians to keep culture alive and to pass on inherited traditions and knowledge to our descendants. Heritage gives us pride in our identity. “You can’t know where you’re going if you don’t know where you’re coming from.” The week encourages people to experience the beauty of our cultural diversity or to visit a different part of the country to experience our natural wonders.

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