South Darfur Museum. Photo by Mark Whatmore.
South Darfur Museum. Photo by Mark Whatmore.

South Darfur Museum

South Darfur Museum. Photo by Mark Whatmore.
Sudan Antiquities and Museums

The Darfur Museum is one of Sudan’s National Corporation for Antiquities and Museums (NCAM) regional museums, located in the city of Nyala, South Darfur. The museum is near the Wadi Nyala and the remains of a mahogany forest, that is now a park. Three new large galleries were constructed in 2006 around the old District Commissioner's 'Baggara House'. They house an archaeological collection of artefacts from sites across Sudan, photographs of historical figures and an extensive ethnographic collection donated by the community. The museum shut its doors in 2008 due to the continuing conflicts in the region, and was subsequently vandalised.

The Darfur Museum reopened in 2018 following repairs under the Prince Claus and WSCM project. Museum staff participated in the WSCM training on recording, conserving and managing its collections, education management and exhibition design. In phase two of the project more extensive building and landscaping work has been done to prevent flooding and provide improved visitor and conservation facilities.  

Sudan Memory has collaborated with the WSCM project since 2018 providing equipment and training to enable the recording and cataloguing of the Darfur Museum collection and local community collections.

What is presented here is a selection of scanned materials that showcases this collection. For more information on the collection, please contact the collection contributor.

Content from this collection will be available soon.

Nyala, Sudan

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