Thursday, January 21, 2021

Rock art photo exhibition opens tomorrow

The Ministry of Environment Wildlife and Tourism (MEWT), through Botswana National Museum, will tomorrow (Thursday) host the official opening of a photographic exhibition presenting the rock art of Botswana, South Africa, Mozambique and Mexico.

The opening ceremony will be performed by the Minister of Environment, Wildlife and Tourism, Kitso Mokaila, at the Main Gallery, Department of National Museums and Monuments at 1830hrs.

The exhibition was first put up at the University of Witwatersrand in South Africa in October 2011 and will be on show in Botswana for the whole month of May 2012.

The exhibition opening will be followed by a rock art seminar on 4th May 2012, in the Little Theatre starting at 0930hrs at the Botswana National Museum.

The main aim of the seminar is to identify the critical needs of rock art sites in these countries and address the challenges faced by the communities residing in the vicinity of those sites.

Presenters at the seminar will include: Heritage Managers, Archaeologists and Rock Art Photographers who will provide an overview of the conservation and management status of the rock art sites in the collaborating countries. Practitioners and guests involved in seminar will be taken on a site visits to Matsieng and Manyana on the morning of 3rd May 2012 and the afternoon of 5th May 2012.

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