During this year’s Visual History Lab (VHL), a week-long workshop organised by the Centre for African Studies, a group of students focused on the BAB archive collection “Ernst und Ruth Dammann”, an extensive text, sound and photo collection.


The group decided to create a website, in cooperation with the Museum Association of Namibia (MAN) in Windhoek and the BAB, that would give the Namibian public an overview of the documents in the collection and enable them to access them easily. On this website, Namibia1953.com, visitors will now find a list of names of Namibians the Dammanns photographed, recorded or have written about.


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