The Friends of Storiel will be holding a duo of spring talks   with Robert Williams about his experience in setting up a museum in Tanzania.

Makumbusho ya Mikindani is a museum for the Makonde people who live on the Tanzania/Mozambique border: the poorest part of  the two countries.

The elders of the community wanted to present their rich history and record their culture in ways that might give youngsters pride and confidence in their places in the wider world. But experience of museum work was not available in Tanzania: no similar resource has been established elsewhere in that country.

Robert Williams of Ynys Môn volunteered to give his advice and practical help. During several visits, and working alongside an enthusiastic local team, a building was converted, displays were installed and staff were trained. The museum opened six years ago and has been a remarkable success. It now runs as an entirely African venture and its development continues

Friday March 8th:2 pm  Robert WilliamsThe Making of Mikindani Museum – a local museum for the people who live in a far-flung region of Tanzania.

Friday March 15th: 2pm   ‘Mikindani’– a new 50-minute film, made to expand Mikindani Museum’s oral history project, in which people offer glimpses of the lives they lead.

A warm welcome to all