Flower Manase is the Curator of History at the National Museum of Tanzania (Museum and House of Culture, Dar es Salaam) since 2009. She has Bachelor degree (BA Hons) in History and Archaeology and Masters in science (Msc.) in Natural Resources Assessment and Management, University of Dar es Salaam. Ms Manase has worked in several projects related to colonialism particularly German colonialism in East Africa. She was a co-curator in “ReMIX” project: “Afrika in Translation” in Tanzania (http://www.bpb.de/remix), by the University of Bayreuth. She partly participated and featured in the exhibition catalogue under “German Colonialism exhibition “Fragments past and present” by the Deutsches Historisches museum in Berlin (DHM). (Museumhttps://www.dhm.de/en/ausstellungen/archive/2016/german-colonialism.html).
Since 2017, she is part of the Tanzanian team working on Maji Maji war booty collections at the Ethnologisches Museum in Berlin. She has extensively organized and participated in workshops related to German colonialism in Tanzania and Germany. She’s working closely with the Goethe institut in Tanzania as she taken part in museum conversations talks in Tanzania, Rwanda and South Africa that were organized by the Goethe Institut (https://www.goethe.de/ins/za/en/kul/mag/20990752.html).
Ms. Manase is currently involved in other related museum projects in connection to German colonialism between Tanzania and Germany. She is currently the main curator of the permanent exhibition on the History of Tanzania to be exhibited at the National Museum of Tanzania, Dar es Salaam. The exhibition will partly exhibits the results of ongoing collaborative provenance research project on German colonialism, the project has involved various partners including the National Museum of Tanzania, the University of Dar es Salaam, the Ethnological Museum, and the Humboldt University under the funding of Gerda Henkel Stiftung.
Ms. Manase is also featured in the exhibition which has been opened in September 2019 by MARKK and NIMRI in Hamburg. This exhibition is named as “the Amani exhibition” as it narrates the colonial history of sciences in East Africa-Tanzania.
Gastwissenschaftlerin: Flower Manase
Kuratorin am National Museum of Tanzania, Dar es Salaam, Tansania