News from the Institute

News from the Institute

PMDA Workshops
Program For Museum Development In Africa (PMDA) had organized a workshop in Mombassa, Kenya from December 2 -15, 2001, on “Partnership and Fundraising for Museums Development “. One of our staff, Ebrahim Kassa Segid, has attended this workshop. Norwegian Agency for Development Corporation (NORAD) and the Swiss Development Corporation (SDC) sponsored the workshop. The participants of the workshop were nominated from museums of 10 English and Portuguese Speaking African countries. The workshop discussed on problems of funding and suggested ways of Fundraising in details. The workshop gave opportunities of sharing experience in the area. This is a good input to our museum’s future development.

Another practical training was also organized by the same organization, PMDA, on 10th PRIMA Sub Regional program for four weeks in Mombassa, Kenya. On this participatory workshop, Ato Kefeyalew Tolossa, a Photographer in IES, represented the Museum. UNESCO and NORAD sponsord the Museum workshop. The participants were 15 museum professionals from six English Speaking African countries. In this workshop the participants got basic and practical knowledge on Collection, Conservation, Documentation, Storage and Exhibition techniques in Museums. In addition, the workshop enlightens them on protection of heritage from insects.

IES greatly appreciates PMDA for its valuable contributions in enhancing our human resource development.