The Great Zimbabwe Heritage Interpretation and Presentation Workshop

29 Nov 2023

From November 7-9, WHIPIC co-organized the Great Zimbabwe Heritage Interpretation and Presentation Workshop at the Great Zimbabwe Heritage Hotel in Masvingo, Zimbabwe.


Period
2023-2025
Sponsor
Agence Française de Développement (AFD)
Participants
UNESCO Regional Office for Southern Africa (UNESCO ROSA), United Nations Project Procurement Organization (UNOPS), National Monuments and Museums of Zimbabwe (NMMZ), Great Zimbabwe University (GZU), International Centre for the Interpretation and Presentation of World Heritage Sites (WHIPIC), among others.


During the workshop


Approximately 40 individuals from various stakeholders attended the workshop, fostering collaborative thinking and sharing diverse opinions to develop a new and inclusive interpretation and presentation of the Great Zimbabwe Heritage.


The attendees included representatives from international organizations such as the United Nations and UNESCO, national institutions like the Agence Française de Développement (AFD) and the National Monument and Museum of Zimbabwe, and digital content development organizations and heritage-related professionals. This diverse gathering laid the groundwork for inclusive heritage interpretation and presentation.


Following the workshop, WHIPIC and the Great Zimbabwe University plan to incorporate the insights gained and formulate a new interpretation and presentation plan for the Heritage by the end of the year. Particularly noteworthy is the utilization of the definition and methodology of 'Heritage Interpretation and Presentation,' a product of the centre's research project,

to develop a new interpretation framework for the Great Zimbabwe National Mounuments.


After the workshop

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