Uganda, The Uganda Society Library

The Uganda Society Library, housed in the Uganda Museum in Kampala, preserved the collection by restoring damaged volumes, making the storage facilities safer and digitising the documents.

Furthermore the applicant intends to create better viewing facilities for visitors so that the collection can be viewed and handled safely. The collection comprises approximately 6000 volumes, a collection of maps, periodicals and photographs, all pertaining to African history, culture, sociology, travel and science. Due to neglect, lack of funds, difficult environmental conditions and other hazards (mould and insects) the collection held in the library is in a precarious condition.

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Project Details


Location: Uganda, Eastern Africa, Africa Organiser(s): The Uganda Society Library Funder(s): Whiting Foundation, Prince Clause Fund - Cultural Emergency Response (CER) Funding received: €12557 Commencement Date: 01/2018 Project Status: Completed
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