As an institution that is dedicated to understanding, interpreting and presenting both the broad outlines as well as the nuances and texture of history, tangible and intangible culture, spirituality, natural history and the environment, it is only natural that research is at the heart of much that we do. Whether the research is carried out for the purposes of collections management or the construction of new exhibits, for outreach and education programmes, for publications or for consultancies, or in aid of others involved in their own research activities, most staff members of Morija Museum are involved in this core activity.
As such, we actively utilise the Morija Archives and Museum collections for our own research activities, supplemented by other archival and museum collections, oral informants, etc, assist a range of researchers regarding their research topics, publish an increasing number of monographs and collections of essays (see our list of publications), arrange for Public Lectures (see for example Friends of Morija Museum) and carry out numerous consultancies (see consultancies). With time, we hope to make much more of this research, in whatever form, available to the broader public through this website.
The Book Publishing Fund of Morija Museum & Archives has reprinted or published about 20 titles since the early 1990s, and will try to publish 1-2 new titles annually as resources permit, according to its mandate:
- Reprint outstanding books about Lesotho which are no longer easily available;
- Publish relevant research from Morija Museum & Archives staff or others concerning Lesotho, its history, culture, environmental issues, or topical issues of importance;
- Publish relevant material concerning the Lesotho Evangelical Church and other churches.
See the list of publications and how to purchase them.
Those wishing to know more about the Book Publishing Fund or submit manuscripts for publication should contact the Curator.
Please find below our documents on box.net.
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For additional information, please contact us.