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The National Museums and Monuments of Zimbabwe (NMMZ ) is Zimbabwe's premier heritage organization established under an Act of Parliament; The National Museums and Monuments Act (Chapter 25:11).

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 HERITAGE QUIZ FINALS AND INTERNATIONAL MUSEUMS DAY CELEBRATIONS

2019 marks 25 years from the inception of the Heritage quiz programme in National Museums and Monuments of Zimbabwe. Over these years, the programme which is done in primary schools has gained much momentum. Today, (07 May 2019) marks 10 days away from the National finals of the Heritage quiz Competition. There is much anticipation as well as anxiety as teams are gearing towards competing in the first ever expanded heritage quiz this year. The day, which coincides with and provides major highlight for the International Museum Day Celebrations shall see ten teams representing the ten provinces of the nation executing all they have in their heritage knowledge reservoirs to make it to the national championship position. Unlike in past years, where only five teams (representing five Regional museums of National Museums and Monuments) would compete at this level, this year, the grand finale will see representations from ten provinces competing as thus;

PROVINCE

SCHOOL

DISTRICT

MAT. NORTH

 

 

1.KINGS

 

Hwange

MAT.SOUTH

 

2.ST.CHRISTOPHER’S

 

Gwanda North

BULAWAYO METRO

 

3.BARHAM GREEN

 

 

Bulawayo Central

 

MANICALAND

Mt.Melleray Primary School

Nyanga

Harare Metropolitan

 

 

 

 

SOS Hermann Gmeiner

Mbare/Hatfield

Mashonaland East

Igava  Primary School

 

 

 

Marondera

Mashonaland West

Dudleyhall Primary

Chegutu

 

 

 

Mashonaland Central

Chipindura Primary

 

Bindura

Masvingo

Bani Primary School

Chiredzi

Midlands

Hanawa Primary

Zvishavane

 

 

 

What’s in it for the generality of Zimbabweans?

 National Museums and Monuments is merely coordinating the International Museums Day on behalf of heritage and cultural lovers of Zimbabwe. The celebrations which shall be done at the Zimbabwe Museum of Human Sciences (one of our five major museums) are open to all Zimbabweans who have a need to access their heritage, regardless of color, age or creed. For this year, entrance to the hosting museum (ZMHS) is waivered for two days (17 & 19 May) while 18 May remains our traditional open day in all museums in the country to allow for uninhibited enjoyment of the national heritage and culture by all Zimbabweans.Thus, the International Museums Day is a time for parents, guardians, teachers, schoolers, traditional leaders, cultural associations etc to converge and celebrate the diversity of Zimbabwe’s heritage. Moreso, it is a time to come and witness as well as support the young generation showcasing their aptitude in heritage awareness as they tackle heritage quiz questions, challenging even to the adult minds.

 Come , let us celebrate together.

 EXPANDED HERITAGE QUIZ PROGRAMME

In a move towards devolution and opening up equal access of heritage information to learners in Zimbabwe, from this year onwards, the heritage quiz programme, which is in its 25 th year running, will be implemented in an expanded format. The nature of the expansion is through extension. Whereas previously the programme was done with a target to produce five (5 )teams to represent the Northern, Southern, Central, Western and Eastern Regions of National Museums and Monuments of Zimbabwe at the national finals to mark the International Museums Day, in the new scenario; the programme targets ten (10) teams which shall represent all the provinces in the nation.This implies that, at the national finals, ten (10) teams, drawn from ten provinces, shall compete, instead of the usual 5 teams that used to represent National Museum’s five Regions. The expanded format is effectively implemented through strengthened bonds of partnership with the Ministry of Primary and Secondary Schools. Through the effective coordination of the programme by the Ministry’s National Association of Primary School Heads (NAPH) and National Museums and Monuments of Zimbabwe’s Heritage Education Department, the expanded quiz programme is expected to reach out to all learning clusters, zones, districts and provinces in the nation. On the 22 nd March this year,all the ten (10) provinces are going to host their first ever Provincial Heritage Quiz Competitions. This is a new development from the old system where Regional final competitions were hosted at the five Regional Museums instead. The Provincial finals, which shall be a yearly event, offer the participants, who are mostly the youths of Zimbabwe a defined chance to celebrate their own and national heritage in a localised context as the heritage quiz programme can be part of other home-grown activities.

THE SEVEN HEROES BATTLE SITE AND FIELD MUSEUM

This memorial shrine marks the place where the gallant Seven Heroes of the 28 th April 1966 Battle of Chinhoyi perished in a fiery military contact with the Rhodesian Forces. This Battlesignaled the beginning of the armed struggle, the Second  Chimurenga/Umvukela that brought Independence toZimbabwe on 18 th April 1980. The monument and field museum is being developed in memory of Christopher Chatambudza, David Guzuzu, Godwin Manyerenyere, Arthur Maramba, Godfrey Dube, Chubby Sawana (Savanhu), and Simon Nyandoro for their immense contribution to the liberation and emancipation of the people of Zimbabwe from colonial bondage. Once completed, the information stations around the monument will chronicle the 1966 Battle and are all named in memory of the Seven.