Standing Committee on Archaeology: "Museums in Tanzania: History, Transformation, and Impact"


Thursday, March 24, 2016, 6:00pm to 7:00pm


Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA

2016 Hallam L. Movius, Jr. Lecture and Reception

Audax Z.P. Mabuella (NMT)

Tanzania hosts a record of more than three million years of human history and diversity, including fossil remains, footprints, and stone toolkits of early humans and hominin ancestors, from sites such as Laetoli, Olduvai Gorge, and Peninj. The National Museum of Tanzania (NMT)—a consortium of six different museums—supports the preservation of the country’s rich natural and cultural diversity through scientific research, education, and public outreach programs. Audax Mabulla will discuss the history of NMT and the innovative policy changes it is implementing to better promote an understanding of Tanzania’s heritage, while also contributing to building peace, unity, and democracy in the nation.