Dunga Palace was built for Muhammad bin Ahmed al Alawi (c.1785-1865), sometimes called Sultan Hamadi (Lyne, 1905), the last but one of a long line of traditional leaders of Unguja claiming Shirazian descent who were given the title of Mwinyi Mkuu (meaning the ‘Great Holder’ or ‘Great Possessor’), from a line possibly going back as far as the 13th century.
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.