"Kunstkamera" presented in Tanzania

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   February 3rd and 4th, on the eve of the “Russian Science Day”, The Russian Centre of Science and Culture (RCSC) in Dar es Salaam undertook a project for joint implementation with the University of Dar es Salaam and the National Museum of Tanzania. Lecturers of the leading Tanzanian university and scientists - museum workers attended the multimedia presentations of Peter the Great Museum of Anthropology and Ethnography (Kunstkamera) in St. Petersburg. The presentations were conducted by the museum's director, Corresponding Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences A. Golovnev. At the presentations among others there was a display of "The African collection of Kunstkamera". The presentations aroused a considerable professional interest and lively discussions among Tanzanian archaeologists, ethnographers and anthropologists at the two institutions.

   Within the framework of the project for expansion of ties between Russian and Tanzanian scientists as well as museums of the two countries, meetings were organized for the “Kunstkamera” leader with the museum staff of the island part of the United Republic of Tanzania - Zanzibar, as well as the archaeologists conducting excavation and research works in the North of the country – in the Olduvai Gorge which is rightly called "the ancestral home of mankind."

    Support  to the RCSC in implementing  the project for promoting Russian science was extended by famous Russian and Tanzanian scientists: Corresponding Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences, D.Bondarenko (Institute of African Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences ), Doctor of Biological Sciences M.Butovskaya (Institute of Ethnology, Russian Academy of Sciences), Dr. A.Mabulla  and Dr. M. Sadock (University of Dar es Salaam), Dr. N.Luwoga (National Museum of Tanzania) as well as a Russian compatriot L.Leach.

 

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