Ankole Cultural Festival
On 15th of April 2017, Igongo Cultural Centre and Country Hotel is going to host the first ever Ankole Cultural Festival, this festival will be showcasing the role of cultural and indigenous knowledge in inspiring innovations for economic and social development.
Igongo is to host a cultural festival under the theme “Ankole then, Ankole Now: the role of culture, knowledge and Development”. The festival will bring together individuals, organizations and institutions whose innovations have been inspired by tradition, culture and indigenous knowledge in different fields like medicine, food, fashion, industry, crafts, music, processing, manufacturing, housing and other economic activities to improve the welfare of Ugandans and to create employment. Igongo partners with the University of Zurich in Switzerland on indigenous knowledge and Milk, University of Michigan. It will be an honor to host you for this festival at Igongo Cultural Centre and Country hotel where the future meets the past. Entrance fee is at only 10,000 Ugx.
For more inquiry and booking please contact the following;
+256774380848 / +256700336903 (Marketing Manager) +256701510329 / +256704629921 (Executive Museum Curator)+256702814485 / +256783113822 (Museum guide)
MILK EXHIBITION OPENING/ LAUNCH
The "Power of Milk" Exhibition - 30th Sept, 2017
Igongo Cultural Centre in conjunction with the Ethnographic Museum of Zurich and The Uganda Museum organized Uganda’s first Milk exhibition aimed at engaging the milk community. The exhibition under the theme ‘The Power of Milk' which was launched on 30th September 2017 and run as a permanent inclusion in the Igongo Cultural Centre Museum.
The exhibition gave insights on history, traditions and milk products, indigenous knowledge systems of the communities (Switzerland & Uganda) and process of making milk products. Additionally, the exhibition was not all about history and tradition but also displayed the status of milk in Uganda today, the global industrial change in regard to milk, gender roles, environmental, political economy as well as global perspectives.
Note: Milk is not only delicious and healthy for most of us, but also loaded with cultural and social meaning, closely interconnected with the state of our environment, involved in political and economic relations and highly dynamic when it comes to the development of new handling strategies and products.