Somalia - Libraries and museums



The National Museum of Somalia in Mogadishu (3,000 volumes) maintains a highly specialized library dealing primarily with African and Somali culture, government, and history. The National Library of Higher Education and Culture has 9,000 volumes, and the Somali Institute of Public Administration also has a book collection; both are in Mogadishu. The National Museum in Mogadishu is a restored residence of the viceroy of the sultan of Zanzibar. Besides its comprehensive collection of Somali ethnographic material, the museum has local art objects, fossils, and old coins. Due to the long civil conflict in the country during much of the 1990s, little is known about the state of these institutions.

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May 16, 2011 @ 9:09 am
its a good thing that our culture and heritage should be preseved for the future generations to know about ad learn them. i would like to ask that do this museums still exist?
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Oct 10, 2011 @ 9:21 pm
Can you help.? I am trying to trace my family tree. These 3 people you may be able to help me, James Turner,( born 1850), his son William Joseph George Turner, ( born 1874) his wife Kathleen Sarah Turner. Sometime between 1898 until 1930, these ancestors traveled to Cape Town Or Rhodesia, from Sydney or Melbourne Australia, to live. I have checked the Australian shipping records in Australia without success. It is believed they may have paid their own shipping costs to Cape Town Or Rhodesia. all were financial. It is possible that William Joseph George Turner and his wife Kathleen Sarah may had some children in one of these two places. William and Kathleen were married in Hobart Tasmania, Australia in 1897. James Turner was divorced his wife in 1898 in Sydney Australia was called Harriet Jane Owen Turner, she died here in 1930. James other children were called,James Robert George, Robert Joseph George, Joseph Beaumont Owen, and George Edward Turner. There is a slim chance at one of these may have been with them, after returned to Tasmania. Joseph Beaumont Owen Turner, served in the Boer War between 1899 until 1902. I am only too willing to pay for any costs involved. Hoping you can help me. Thank You Robert

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