Nzila Marina Mubusisi has a Master in World Heritage and Cultural Projects for Development (University of Turin, Italy), a Postgraduate Diploma in Heritage Conservation and Management (University of Namibia) Bachelor of Technology Degree (Namibia University of Science and Technology) and a Diploma in Human Resource Management Business Management (Training College of Southern Africa, South Africa).
She is a heritage professional, researcher, cultural economist and a human resources professional and has 24 years of work experience in the public service of Namibia.
She is currently working as the Chief Curator of the National Museum of Namibia, since 2009. Ms Mubusisi has successfully coordinated and completed strategic objectives related to ensuring the acquiring, retaining and managing the museum collection for the uses in research, conservation, education, exhibiting and preservation of Namibian cultural and natural heritage for the current and future generation.
Ms Mubusisi coordinated the repatriation of Namibian Heritage through appropriate channels. In particular, conducted and viewing skulls and associated skeletons from the "Von Luschan" collection in the American Museum of Natural History that have been identified as possibly originating from Namibia.
She is serving in various ministerial and intergovernmental committees such the Namibia Human Remains and Management Committee, the working group for the revision of the Arts and Culture Policy, the National Committee Member for Education, Arts and Culture Policy Analyst, the Inter-Ministerial Committee on Tourism Development in Namibia, the Culture Programme Committee of the Namibia’s National Commission for UNESCO and the Commonwealth Association of Museums.
She also served as a Deputy Chair of the sub-Ministerial Economizing Committee, a member of the Ministerial Affirmative Action Committee and member of the Technical Committee for the Children of the Liberation Struggle, Member of the Working Group Committee on analyzing the pros and cons on ratifying the Convention on the Means of Prohibiting and preventing the illicit import, export and transfer of ownership of Cultural Property, a member of the Working Group Committee on analyzing the benefits of ratifying the UNDROIT Convention on Stolen and Illicit Exported Cultural objects, as an Individual Member of Namibia International Council of Monuments and Sites ICOMOS, member of the National Committee and Advisory Member on the Review of the Arts and Culture Policy, of the Museums Association of Namibia and a of the Open African Innovation Research.
Research Fellow: Nzila Marina Mubusisi
Curator at the National Museum of Namibia, Windhoek, Namibia