Culture Ministry creates virtual museum in Dundo

  • Ministro da Cultura, Turismo e Ambiente, Jomo Fortunato
Dundo - The Minister of Culture, Tourism and Environment, Jomo Fortunato, announced Friday in Dundo, Lunda Norte, the creation of a virtual museum of Dundo, to allow the world to connect, without travelling to Angola, with the Tchokwe culture, its habits and customs.

He said that such initiative, already in an advanced process, fits in the plan to revitalise and boost museums in Angola, as well as stimulating scientific research and investigation through these institutions using new communication technologies.

He described the Dundo museum as one of the biggest cultural centres in Africa, ensuring that it will receive special attention.

The museum of Dundo, located in the "heart" of the ancient city of Dundo and with more than 100 years of existence, helps society to identify historical events decisive and essential to the construction of the Lunda "Empire". 

To help preserve memories and at the same time explain them to those interested, the institution has a collection full of ethnographic, biological, archaeological, sacred and popular art items and collections and some objects that relate to the history of the Industrial Revolution, such as diamond exploration.

He said that such initiative, already in an advanced process, fits in the plan to revitalise and boost museums in Angola, as well as stimulating scientific research and investigation through these institutions using new communication technologies.

He described the Dundo museum as one of the biggest cultural centres in Africa, ensuring that it will receive special attention.

The museum of Dundo, located in the "heart" of the ancient city of Dundo and with more than 100 years of existence, helps society to identify historical events decisive and essential to the construction of the Lunda "Empire". 

To help preserve memories and at the same time explain them to those interested, the institution has a collection full of ethnographic, biological, archaeological, sacred and popular art items and collections and some objects that relate to the history of the Industrial Revolution, such as diamond exploration.