Namibian Heritage Week at FNCC

  • 22 September 2023

On the occasion of Namibian Heritage Week, we were guests of our neighbours, the Franco-Namibian Cultural Centre (FNCC) on Monday 18 and Wednesday 20 September 2023.

The theme of this year’s Heritage Week is Heritage and Culture – A "Rock Solid" Foundation and so on Monday the FNCC opened its exhibition on rock art sites in the Erongo Mountains. The exhibition features large prints of rock art to highlight the symbolic power and high graphic quality of the paintings and is accompanied by archaeological objects excavated from several of these rock art sites. These objects offer unique insights into the themes of hunter-gatherer traditions and provide a better understanding of the culture of the people who created these petroglyphs.

On Wednesday, there was a panel discussion to explore the importance and preservation of rock art in Namibia. Experts and enthusiasts engaged in a dynamic conversation that shed light on the cultural, historical and artistic dimensions of these ancient creations.

The Namibia Scientific Society took this opportunity to showcase a tiny selection of the publications that have already been printed and are safeguarded in our library, as well as to promote the recently published book Painted Stories by Author Peter Breunig.

We thank the FNCC for this opportunity and look forward to fruitful cooperation in the future.

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