1. MUSEUM RIBRARY Historical background Officially opened on July 2, 2005. It is part of the Zanzibar National Museum (Museum of History and Swahili Culture).The library is open to general public and researchers from Zanzibar and abroad. Library collection:The Library collection was formerly housed in the Peace Memorial Museum and shifted to the House of Wonders in 2004. This collection relates mainly to the natural history and cultural heritage of Zanzibar, Tanzania and East Africa. The collection was supplemented by a gift from Dr. Ed. Ferguson and other American scholars. This collection is focused on political, Cultural, Social and natural history. FUNCTIONS OF THE MUSEUM LIBRARY: • Preservation of books and other written documents. • Repairing of the books and other documents. • Providing books services to people. • Collecting new books and other written documents from different sources. • Documenting and recording the present and receiving books and other materials. • Numbering and marking books and other library collections. The Museum Education Unit has following duties. 1. To organize, manage and offer tours to the visitors and students visiting to the museum and historical sites. 2. To give lectures or instructions to the visitors and learners attending the museums. 3. To assist and guide the researchers who are seeking information relating to Zanzibar history and culture. 4. To provide accurate required historical and Culture information to the researchers and learners for academic purpose. 5. To organize, supervise and take care of the museum exhibitions incorporation with other museum sections. 6. To conduct researches in order to collect valuable information for educational programs. 7. To motivate the people within and outside the country to visit and use our museums and historical sites for enjoyment, learning, leisure and rest.
educatin explanationThe Museum Education Unit has following duties.
To inspacte Zanzibar monuments and ruins , and looking for thedevolopment, challanges and advive the department what should be taken to make site in safe condition. Also, another functions is to visit Zanzibar Historical sites and report as quik as possible in case there are the destruction , demage accident or illegal taking of Historical area or ruins
• The duties of documentation Unit: To register all artifacts most concerned with documentation and record keeping. This documentation includes information about an object's condition, its accession number or identification number and its status in the museum, provenance, materials, and all of its movement within the museum or out on loan. • • When an object arrives at the museum for the first time as a prospective addition to the collection, a registrar immediately begins the documentation and tracking process by assigning a temporary identification number and assembling records that include the object's condition, date of arrival, the reason for its arrival at the museum, and a photograph documenting its physical appearance. This information follows the object through the acquisition process, tracking its movements. If the museum decides to accept the object, the registrar will then update the record, assigning a permanent accession number to the object. • Loans: Objects are loaned between museums for a variety of reasons, typically for special exhibitions. As with acquisitions, the registrar assigns a temporary identification number to objects on loan to the museum, documents their condition, and creates a file to follow the object's movement while it is in the museum. Registrars are also present at the loading dock upon arrival to supervise the unloading, condition of packing material, and ensure that the objects are handled properly. In the case of outgoing loans, the registrar documents which objects are leaving the museum and either carries out or oversees their packing for shipment, and loading into the shipping vehicles.
The roles of Markerting, Publicity and Information Technology. 1 To undertaken all Publicity and Markerting activities. 2 To undertake , develop, and update the departmental website and any others information devices. 3 To create, plan ,propose and take necessary measure for the Department. 4 To link and corperate with departmental units and all tourism agencies inboosting mutual relationship. 5 To creat the awareness to the whole communities. 6 To organise TV's and Radio's programms. 7 To arrange domestic tourism tourisms trips to museums and Antiquities destination. 8 To organise and participate in exhibition. 9 To undertake regular advertisement through magazines, flyers, brochures, barners, posters, calendes, maps and any other means od media reacheable by the domestic and International communities. 10 To providing routing working and directive reports. 11 To prepare working and budget plan according to the requirement.