The Choma Museum and Craft Centre was established in 1988. It is found in Choma, in southern province of Zambia, on Livingstone road. The museum aims at preserving the heritage of the Tonga tribe.
The institution has economic and cultural objectives. Through the production and selling of the crafts, it hopes to empower the community and preserve the cultural heritage of the Tonga people.
Some of the cultural heritage displayed includes…
The crafts projects of the museum, among other things are involved in the production of local crafts such as baskets, beadwork, carving, etc. This provides an alternative form of income to the local people and at the same time preserves the local traditional skills.
So, the museum offers the following:
In addition to its own income generating activities, the museum is supported by the government and the good will of the community.
For more details on how you can help out the museum, the contact people are the following:
Executive Director on +260 977 323 929
Public Relations Officer on +260 977 661 411
P O Box 630189
Mobile Phone: +260 977 323 929
The museum is open to the public all days except on New Year and Christmas holidays.
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