Organization of Museums, Monuments and Sites of Africa (OMMSA)

Organisation pour les musées, les monuments et les sites d'Afrique

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History

1975, following recommendations of 1st Conference on African Museums, 1972, Livingstone (Zambia), when Livingstone Secretariat was set up to develop the organization in coordination with the Provisional Board of African Museums Association, set up 1969, Algiers (Algeria), at 1st Pan African Festival, and by which title the organization is sometimes referred. 1st General Assembly held Jan 1978. Known also under the acronym OMSA.

Aims

Promote the interests of organizations responsible for museums, monuments and sites; foster the collection, discovery, study, preservation and presentation of natural and cultural heritage of Africa; encourage close cooperation with international cultural organizations; prevent illicit trade in African cultural treasures.

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Activities

Conferences, meetings, seminars, workshops.

Structure

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Financing

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Relations with Inter-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 2 inter-governmental organizations.
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Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 2 non-governmental organizations.
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Publications

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Members

Members in 0 countries
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Type I Classification

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Type II Classification

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Subjects *

  • Geography
    • Nature
  • Culture
    • Culture
    • Museums
  • Conservation
    • Conservation
  • Aesthetics
    • Heritage
    • Monuments

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 4: Quality EducationGOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and CommunitiesGOAL 12: Responsible Consumption and ProductionGOAL 14: Life Below WaterGOAL 15: Life on Land

UIA Org ID

D5339

Last News Received

1997
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** UN SDGs are linked to the subject classification.

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