Chamare Museum and Research Centre

The Chamare Museum was opened in 2002 to present the cultures of the Chewa, Ngoni and Yao peoples who converge in this part of Malawi. It is named in honour of Jean-Baptiste Champmartin, who worked for many years at Mua Mission.


The Chamare Museum is remarkable for its display of Gule Wamkulu masks and structures, which serve as the vehicle of the ancestors' moral teaching for the Chewa. Its collection of Ngoni and Yao cultural artifacts is also very fine. The cultures of all three peoples are brought alive in an innovative display that includes Claude Boucher Chisale's detailed photographs and explanations.



The Chamare Museum presents also the history of Mua Mission and reflects on the dynamic relationship between faith and culture (Inculturation) that informs the activity of Kungoni Centre.



The Chamare Museum is open for guided tours. It serves also as the resource centre for cultural courses, which are conducted by arrangement with Claude Boucher Chisale for those who wish to engage more deeply with the cultural and artistic traditions of Malawi. Find more on http://www.kungoni.org/page1.html

Leave a comment !

Please share your impressions, remarks, suggestions to help us improve the new Southplanet website. Don't hesitate to signal any bugs that you happen to come across !

Partners

  • Arterial network
  • Media, Sports and Entertainment Group (MSE)
  • Gens de la Caraïbe
  • Groupe 30 Afrique
  • Alliance Française VANUATU
  • PACIFIC ARTS ALLIANCE
  • FURTHER ARTS
  • Zimbabwe : Culture Fund Of Zimbabwe Trust
  • RDC : Groupe TACCEMS
  • Rwanda : Positive Production
  • Togo : Kadam Kadam
  • Niger : ONG Culture Art Humanité
  • Collectif 2004 Images
  • Africultures Burkina-Faso
  • Bénincultures / Editions Plurielles
  • Africiné
  • Afrilivres

With the support of