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Solomy Nansubuga Nabukalu

Kabale Museum


Country: Uganda


Solomy has worked as a conservator at Kabale Museum, Department of Museums and Monuments, for over three years. In this role Solomy stores, documents and preserves artifacts, monuments, records and books for south western regional cultural sites in Uganda. She coordinates with the relevant sections in different departments to ensure that information is obtained and properly utilized to inform decision making and policy for museum development. Solomy ensures functionality at Kabale Museum by actively engaging local people with the museum through capacity building on the importance of conserving cultural sites and monuments. Solomy has organised temporary exhibitions, cultural performances, talks and lectures to engage with local communities and enjoys guiding visitors around Kabale Museum.

She has also been collecting data on the museum’s audiences and works with researchers to ensure accessibility of all relevant data and information, necessary for strengthening tourism and cultural sectors in Uganda.

Solomy aimed to improve the collection care and access at Kabale Museum through her experiences on the International Training Programme and to develop a long-term action plan for the collections at the museum.

Solomy has a certificate in museum and heritage concept, customer care, collection, management and exhibitions. She has also completed a workshop and personal assignment on Education.

At the British Museum
During her time on the International Training Programme, Solomy will be based in the Department of Africa, Oceania and the Americas, and will spend her partner placement at Glasgow Museums.

Solomy worked with Namrata Sarmah (India) and Rafidah Bahari (Malaysia) on her Object in Focus project, Guts & Eternal Glory.

Solomy’s place on the International Training Programme was generously supported by the Edith Murphy Foundation.

Legacy projects
In 2019, Solomy took part in the ITP+ Course on Museums and Education held at CSMVS Mumbai which focused on the vital role museums can play in education, learning and social development. The workshop was attended by ITP fellows from India, Malaysia, Tanzania, Uganda and Zimbabwe as well as UK partners and British Museum colleagues.

ITP Newsletter Publications
ITP Newsletter Issue 7 (2020), Bulletin Board
ITP Newsletter Issue 8 (2021) How the COVID-19 pandemic has affected the Kabale Regional Museum’s relationship with the local community
ITP Newsletter Issue 9 (2022) Tracing the Que-rator exhibition