An exciting new museum project is taking shape in the harbour town of Lüderitz in Namibia. A maritime museum will be developed as part of the Lüderitz waterfront development, funded by the Namibian government and slated to open in mid-2020.
Dr Angel Tordesillas, the board chairperson of the Lüderitz Waterfront Development Company said “the museum’s main objective besides attracting tourists to Lüderitz will be to inspire people of all ages and backgrounds to understand and appreciate the Atlantic Coast’s rich maritime heritage through exhibits, programmes and activities.”
A delegation visited the South African Naval Museum on 17 April 2019 to gain insights to the design architecture and display techniques employed in various museums.
The group in the photo, from left to right: Mr Fluksman Samuehl, CEO of the Lüderitz Waterfront Development Company, a state owned corporation under which the Museum falls.
Mr Andrew Watson, Architect practicing in Windhoek/Namibia (responsible for the architectural works of the Old Power Station where the Museum will be housed)
Dr Angel Tordesillas, Chairman of the Lüderitz Waterfront Development Company and Museum Coordinator
Mr Phil Mashabane, Controlling shareholder and CEO of Mashabane and Rose Architects of Johannesburg (responsible for designing the architectural requirements of the Maritime Museum in Lüderitz).
For more information on the project see https://www.namibian.com.na/181812/archive-read/L%C3%83%C2%BCderitz-maritime-museum-draws-closer-to-reality