ETHNOGRAPY

A traditional reed door leads to the ethnography gallery that holds cultural artefacts of the people of Uganda. It presents articles of traditional knowledge systems, ceremonial accessories

ETHNOGRAPY

A traditional reed door leads to the ethnography gallery that holds cultural artefacts of the people of Uganda. It presents articles of traditional knowledge systems, ceremonial accessories and ornaments used in the past and contemporary practices such as; masks, basketry, pottery, bark cloth and beadwork. Worth noting is the traditional musical instruments which provide visitors the opportunity for a hands on interaction with the musical instruments.as well as a live musical demonstration. The Uganda Museums ethnographic collections are a resource for research and education and can be accessed on prior request.
Archives section

The archival section is responsible for the management of archival material within the Museum. It collects, organizes, preserves and ensures access to both paper based artifacts and archival objects to users.
The Uganda Museum archive was started in 2010 when there was an influx of archival material yet there wasn’t a centralized location for their organization and access. Starting from scratch, information was carefully gathered and a professional archivist employed. The collections included documents such as agreements, manuscripts, research publications, administrative records, photographs, newspapers and more recently electronic records.

In collaboration with the ethnographic section, a digitizing exercise was carried out where ethnographic objects, text documents, photographs, documentaries, interviews and testimonials were digitized. Currently we are in the process of digitizing registry information for easy access and retrieval.
The section is also committed to training interns and staff members in document classification, cataloging and maintainace for proper management and organization of archival information in the department.

Future plans
• Display of special collections of archival objects and screen documents with relevant information as temporary exhibition to the public
• Creating a database for paleontology material
• Establishment of a digital archive and online access to digital collections.