Eastern Africa

Projects in Eastern Africa

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Preservation of the 19th-Century Andafiavaratra Palace Museum in Antananarivo

This project involves the restoration of the building’s mud walls (Tamboho) using traditional building methods.

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Documentation of Ndebele Art and Architectural Traditions

This project involves the documentation of Ndebele architectural and other craft traditions.

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Conservation of Late 12th-Century Rock-Hewn Churches at Lalibela

This project, which builds upon work carried out under a previous Ambassadors Fund grant, involves the conservation of the Beta Mika’el and Golgotha churches.

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Preservation of Archaeological Collections at the Livingstone Museum

This project involves archaeological collections storage upgrades and preventive conservation training for museum staff.

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Conservation of the Ruins of Kua, a Medieval Swahili Town in Tanzania

This project involves site documentation, conservation, and the development of a management plan in consultation with the local community.

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Conservation of the Late 19th-Century Aba Jiffar Palace in Jimma

This project includes urgent structural interventions and training in the conservation of wooden buildings.

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Conservation of Ethnographic Objects and Traditional Architecture at Nyamata Church in Bugesera District, Phase 2

This project continues work begun under a previous Ambassadors Fund grant to document and preserve the building and items of clothing.

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