English Kiswahili

Live from Iringa

Memorable Art Exhibit During Boma Opening Week

boma art exhibit boma art exhibit

During our opening week, we hosted Canadian artist Hans Poppe, who has family ties to  Iringa.  With his wonderful Swahili themed art work, it added a special touch to our launch.  Members of the community came to meet the artist as well as tour the museum.  We now have several pieces permanently on display in the boma for our future guests enjoyment.

A big thanks to both Hans and the program director, Jan for working together with me to make this show possible. I hope it is the first of many……

Darlene

hans2 hans3

Photos courtesy of Darlene Parker & Hans Poppe

 

Iringa Boma Museum is open to visitors!!

Come Visit Us at the Museum!

The museum is now open daily from 9:30 am to 6 pm.  Located in the heart of Iringa in Southern Tanzania, our museum is a place of stories. Stories about Iringa in the past and the present, about the different people making Iringa their home, about customs, traditions and ways of life and about the fascinating places that make Iringa unique.

Irinaa Boma Museum
Welcome to the Boma Museum

With exciting temporary exhibits as well as rooms which highlight the History of Iringa, Cultures & Traditions, Natural & Cultural Treasures and interactive displays, there is sure to be something of interest to everyone.

Admission Prices

Adults – Non Citizen –       10,000 TSH

Students – Non Citizen –   5,000 TSH

Resident Permit Holders – 5,000 TSH

Tanzanian Citizens –          3,000 TSH

Students –                           1,000 TSH

boma museum boma museum boma museum IMG_8007

Our Grand Opening – Iringa Celebrated!

Though the day started a bit cold & windy (after all it is ‘winter’ here in Iringa), the excitement & passion of those who came to celebrate our Grand Opening of the Iringa Boma – Regional Museum helped to warm everyone up until the sun shone hot & bright.

The day included our special guests, the Minister of Foreign Affairs – Mr Mahiga, the Minister of Lands – Mr Lukuvi as well as representatives from the EU & German embassy.

The energy of our cultural performers was amazing and many Iringa residents came to enjoy the music & dances through out the day.

Located at the heart of Iringa in Southern Tanzania, our museum is a place of stories.

Stories about Iringa in the past & the present, about the different people making Iringa their home, about customs, traditions & ways of life and about the fascinating places that make Iringa unique

After the ribbon cutting, we welcomed the public to view the museum displays as well as our international art exhibit.

Overall, everyone left with a positive impression of the tourism potential in Southern Tanzania and will remember the historic day they were part of our celebration.

Opening Ceremony June 25th 2016
Opening Ceremony June 25th 2016
opening3
Project Manager sharing insights
dancers2
Our Cultural Entertainment
opening2
Ribbon Cutting at Museum
boma sign
Open For Business

Photos courtesy of @hanspoppe Hans Poppe – Artist – Mississauga Ont Canada

Launch of the Iringa Boma – Regional Museum and Cultural Center

In 2014, fahari yetu started the extensive renovation of the German Boma, which had been recently vacated by the District Commissioner’s office.  One of the key objectives of the program is to preserve and foster cultural awareness, pride, exchange and participation through public accessibility and display.

Iringa Boma 2014
Boma prior to renovation in 2014

On June 25th, 2016, the fully renovated Boma which is now the Iringa Regional Museum & Cultural Center, will be officially opened to the public.  The Grand Opening ceremony will be held at on Saturday and will be shared with our stakeholders, supporters, partners, donors and government representatives.

Iringa Boma 2016
The renovated Boma 2016

A detailed schedule of events will be posted in the coming weeks, so please check back for details, however be sure to add the date to your calendar….It’s Iringa’s time to shine!

Welcome everybody! Website finally online.

Yes, it took a lot of discussion, mind-cracking and far too much time. But finally the fahari yetu website is now up and live!

Please welcome everybody to dig into the world of Iringa culture and heritage. Some pages are still under construction and we will keep on adding and improving here and there. Please feel free to send comments and advice through the provided contacts.

Happy browsing…

Events

International Summer School: African Heritage and the Pillars of Sustainability

25. Jul 2016 to 31. Jul 2016

putting Iringa on the map of global heritage studies. Read more …

Grand Opening of Iringa Boma – Regional Museum & Cultural Center

25. Jun 2016

Its Iringa's time to shine! The Iringa Cultural Heritage Center & Museum will be officially be opened on June 25th, 2016. Read more …

Boma at Night

31. Mar 2017

First night event at Iringa Boma Read more …

Iringa Boma Valentine Gala

14. Feb 2018

A night to remember! Read more …