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The House of Culture is an exciting project which has transformed the old King Gorge V museum in Dar-Es-Salaam into a modern tribute to African Cultural heritage in Tanzania. It is a great place for children and young people to engage with and learn about local heritage and culture, an attractive and modern home for collections and programmes and features exciting exhibitions and performances and provides space for the production, marketing and promotion of cultural industry products. The House of Culture was launched officially on 3rd December 2011 by President Dr. Jakaya Kikwete. - do take a visit.



Our VISION is to have an outward looking society with a strong sense of value and pride, responsible in its dynamic use of an d access to heritage and culture.


Our MISSION is to be a platform for stakeholder partnership and networking, creating and promoting cultural experiences, material expression, attractive and interactive programmes and dialogue, for the development of the present and future generations



ICT for Public Access to Cultural Resources


Museum and House of Culture has received a grant of SEK 500,000 from SPIDER; a resource center for ICT for Development (ICT4D) based at Stockholm University, Sweden to equip the Multimedia centre and recording studio.

 Through this grant the Museum and House of Culture will be equipped with equipments that children, youths, cultural professionals and visually impaired will use to record and document their activities and programmes and access cultural resources.

 The grant will enhance the Museum and House of Culture’s capacity to provide opportunities for target groups to familiarize themselves with ICT and multi-media technology and use it for communication, learning and production of cultural products such as photographs, record traditional music, dance, video documentaries etc. On a long-term and with a fast and interactive website and an equipped state of art recording studio, the Museum and House of Culture is expected to be an open public education resource centre with well documented, preserved and accessible cultural heritage resources.






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