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Thu, 14 Dec 2017 11:07 - Updated Thu, 14 Dec 2017 11:07

Tentativa Museum lacks rehabilitation

Caxito - The Tentativa Museum in the northern Bengo province needs a physical restructuring in order to improve its image, advocated on Wednesday the head of the Department of Cultural Heritage of the Provincial Office of Culture, Youth and Sports in Bengo, Domingos João Kizembe.

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Tentativa Museum

Photo: Clemente Santos

Speaking to Angop, the official said that the infrastructure shows some degradation, due to the years of existence. The institution was reinaugurated in February 2011.

The Tentativa Museum, the only one in Bengo province, located in Kijanda locality, was built in 1932 and reopened on February 4, 2011, after a restoration phase.

Its collection portrays technical and scientific aspects of the cultivation of banana, palm and sugar cane, as well as to honor and recognize the participation of citizens in the struggle for national liberation.

Domingos João Kizembe revealed that 2.187 people visited the museum between January and September of this year, representing a reduction of 324 visitors comparatively all the year 2016.

He explained that access to the Museum o is free, having highlighted its importance for those who want to know a little of the history of the Tentativa Farm.

Bengo controls 106 historical monuments of which seven already classified, 15 in process of classification and 84 await for an answer of the National Institute of Cultural Heritage.

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