Museums as Agents for Social Change

Collaborative Programmes at the Mutare Museum

Jesmael Mataga & Njabulo Chipangura



Museums as Agents for Social Change is the first comprehensive text to examine museum practice in a decolonised moment, moving beyond known roles of object collection and presentation. Drawing on studies of Mutare museum, a regional museum in Eastern Zimbabwe, this book considers how museums with inherited colonial legacies are dealing with their new environments.


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Jesmael Mataga is an Associate Professor of Heritage Studies and the Head of the School of Humanities at Sol Plaatje University (SPU), a new university in Kimberley, South Africa.

Njabulo Chipangura is a postdoctoral research fellow at Centre for Urbanism and Built Environment Studies (CUBES), University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg.