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The Hub continues to grow

The Hub is a not-for-profit creative technology lab operating as a subsidiary project of the Morija Museum and Archives, that aims to provide the community of Morija and its surrounding areas with affordable access to computers, the internet and digital media training....
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Translating Mofolo: new research and insights into the Father of the African novel

On Sunday 23rd October 2016, the Friends of Morija Museum & Archives held an event to promote the release of Translating Mofolo, a special issue of the African literary journal Tydskrif vir Letterkunde. The event was hosted by the Alliance Française de Maseru....
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New film documentary “Ho llela borena” to be shown at Lesotho Film Festival

Lesotho Film Festival: 3-5 November. Don’t miss the new film documentary “Ho llela borena” (Yearning to reign), directed by Ms Retšepile Makamane....
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Women In Resistance exhibition now open at MMA

The Women In Resistance exhibition re-opened at Morija Museum and Archives on Wednesday, November 18...
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November 18 – Women In Resistance exhibition opening in Morija

Women In Resistance exhibition opening at Morija Museum & Archives November 18. ...
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Conversations at Morija # 2

Conversations at Morija # 2 - was held at Maeder House Gallery in Morija on Saturday 26th September 2015. The event featured live interactions between visiting artists from South Africa, and Lesotho-based artists and members of the public....
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MMA celebrates Heritage Month

In anticipation of Heritage Month this year, Morija Museum & Archives, in conjunction with the Royal Archives & Museum (Matsieng), is releasing two publications in order to foster greater understanding in the heritage sector....
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The Hub

Introducing The Hub

The Hub, a creative technology lab, is a new partner in the developing Morija Cultural Precinct....
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August 11 – official opening of The Hub

On 11 August The Hub, a creative technology lab, will be officially opened at Morija Museum and Archives....
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Saturday March 28 – Arts @ Morija

Come join us in the garden at the Morija Museum for an art and animation exhibition proudly produced at Linotšing Studios in Morija. The event will ......
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Nov 1 Exhibition

1st November – Opening of an exhibition of storybooks written and illustrated by local children in Morija

“A unique exhibition of books written and illustrated by the young children of Morija”...
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© Meri Hyöky Photography

Ba re e ne re: Reigniting Lesotho’s literary culture

Originally posted by Mail & Guardian: Voices of Africa B...
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Postponement of 2014 Morija Arts & Cultural Festival

It is with regret that the Festival Organisers announce what has become an inevitable decision. After much deliberation and soul-searching, we would like to officially ......
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Photo by Jessica Meyer

Dams and archaeology in Lesotho

Metolong Authority and the Lesotho Heritage Network host discussion on how to build dams in Lesotho and save cultural heritage.  The Metolong Dam represents a major ......
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Unsung Heroes wow the masses

Also posted on The Hub By Lineo Segoete Morija Museum a...
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The Yellow House

By Lineo Segoete When I was younger my mother would take me to the place where she grew up: Morija. These trips were usually to bury ......
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Morija Fun Day at the Museum

“Many young people in Morija have talents, but they don’t have an outlet for it. This event was about trying to provide that outlet to young people.”...
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New creative team to lead Morija Arts & Cultural Festival

A new creative team has been appointed to oversee the Morija Arts & Cultural Festival. This team will also develop the creative Calendar of Activities at Morija and the District Road shows which serve as a build up to the Festival, and a means to develop and nurture talent among ...
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Friends of Morija Museum AGM – Sunday, 04 May 2014

14h00 at Alliance Française Maseru (in front of Lancer’s Inn at corner)...
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Khahliso Matela Photography

Memories of Lesotho

Nubile beauties Basotho women are known to be, are now shrivelled visages of denuded womanhood, left to fend for seeds whose fathers might never know....
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Cinema in the garden

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Vacancy at Morija Museum for Creative Director

The Festival Director, Mr Thabo Leanya, has resigned from his position at Morija Museum. Mr Leanya has been employed by the Ministry of Tourism, Environment ......
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Great time for birdwatching in Morija

Although birds are present throughout the year in Morija, the summer season (November – February) is the peak season when the migrants are here. At least 125 species have been identified in the area during the 2-year period of 2012-13....
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Colours and Motion – Art workshop with Maya Freelon Asante

On the 19th of December, 2013, Maya Freelon Asante – award winning artist and daughter of jazz musician Nnenna Freelon ......
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Opening of Germond Art Library in Morija

"We need to groom artists so they can make a living with their talents; they are the custodians and ambassadors of our culture. Therefore, we are grateful for this library as it will function as a tool toward that goal." ...
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Conversations @ Morija

Creative dialogues: engaging with Lesotho’s diaspora

"For the younger generation of the Basotho diaspora, especially, I hope that the Conversations provide the inspiration to do more... I hope that this is an example of what can be done."...
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Speech by the Curator of Morija Museum & Archives

MORIJA ARTS & CULTURAL FESTIVAL Opening Ceremony, Friday 27 September 2013 Salutations First of all, I would like to express my sincere appreciation and gratitude to Her Majesty ......
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Morija Festival Art Exhibitions

Art Exhibitions @ Morija Festival

2013 Festival highlights the arts!...
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©Meri Hyöky Photography

What Makes A Man Great (Zakes Mda in Lesotho)

What makes Zakes Mda a force to be reckoned with is his ability to communicate. He is blessed with an aura that consumes people’s attention as though by some electro-magnetic force. Bold and hilarious in his commentary, he appeases people’s minds and readies them for learning...
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Wire Cars at Morija Festival

Wire Car Competition

You are invited to check out the amazing WIRE CARS at the 2013 Morija Arts & Cultural Festival!...
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