UPDATES - Archive 2012
of Samoa Photo: Students celebrate workshops
|Museum and Children Celebrate
Museum of Samoa (Lumepa Apelu)
faithful children from Leifiifi Primary school enjoyed a fun loving
celebration at the Museum of Samoa on the afternoon of Thursday 23rd
November. The celebration was to earmark the end of the year for school
and the end of the educational workshops held weekly at the museum to
increase awareness on cultural arts and themes. The children had been
consistently attending the workshops held at the museum throughout the
aim of the workshops is to promote and preserve our cultural
heritage through innovative ways of learning that children can respond
to favorably. Each week, after school they learn how to draw/trace
Samoa’s artifacts showcased in the museum. They also learn the Samoan
language and its legends through story-telling, painting, weaving etc
under the guidance and expertise of the museum educational senior
officer, Mainifo Viliamu who is often assisted by her colleague Ailini
the first time since the workshops started at the museum, the children
were given a room filled with party goodies for their enjoyment. The
party was made possible with the help of esteemed humanitarian business
woman Fiti Leung Wai, Managing Director of Samoa Stationery &
Books. Fiti was delighted to assist the museum’s cultural workshops as
an advocate of culture and education herself. Along with Mrs Leug Wai’s
support, the Archo-Chemical company was also a supporter of the
the museum staff congratulate the children for making the kids’
workshops program a successful one this year, they also look forward to
enhancing the program given the children’s feedback. It is also hoped
that the museum staff and volunteers will be able to travel to the
villages soon to reach the children who cannot afford to visit the
museum. Other plans include local and international Samoan artists who
are willing to contribute to their community here by utilizing their
talents to lead classes for children and adults.
this year, schools such as Lefaga College, Wesley College, St Joseph’s
College, Vaiala Beach School, Samoa Primary School, Pesega College,
Maluafou College, Leifiifi College, Sauniatu Primary, NUS Tourism
Class, APTC, and many others took advantage of the tours at the museum.
The museum also hopes to enhance these with the inclusion of its
volunteers who consist of local experts who offer their voluntary time
to contribute to educational and cultural initiatives.
Museum of Samoa is an entity of the Ministry of Education Sports and
Culture. You may view more on our website:
http//www.museumofsamoa.ws/ If you wish to be a friend of the
museum please send us an e-mail or call us at 26036.
about Safeguarding Culture
|Tasked with a
mission to protect and uphold our intangible heritage,
the Ministry of Education Sports and Culture, in partnership with
UNESCO, hosted the second round of public consultations on the
“Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage Convention 2003” in
Savaii and Upolu this week.
Photo: Savaii participants at Salelologa
to the UNESCO Convention 2003, The “intangible cultural heritage” means
“the practices, representations, expressions, knowledge, skills – as
well as the instruments, objects, artefacts and cultural spaces
associated therewith – that communities, groups and, in some cases,
individuals recognize as part of their cultural heritage. This
intangible cultural heritage, transmitted from generation to
generation, is constantly recreated by communities and groups in
response to their environment, their interaction with nature and their
history, and provides them with a sense of identity and continuity,
thus promoting respect for cultural diversity and human creativity. “
by several nations prior to the convention brought the UNESCO at the
apex of such an important initiative towards sustaining the fading arts
and skills of traditional cultures.
Samoa follows suit with other
Pacific Islands as the need to keep up with the ever advancing
civilization also presses for each and every cultural community to
embrace their identities which are carved in all of their cultural
traditions and spaces.
Nearly two hundred participants,
consisting of village representatives/ sui o nu’u of both Savaii and
Upolu, contributed to the intense discussions pertaining to the
relevance and importance of the UNESCO 2003 Convention for Samoa. The
consultations were implemented as a result of a workshop held earlier
this year on the endorsement of the convention.
Minster of the Ministry of Education Sports and Culture (MESC), Magele
Mauiliu Magele, spoke of the tidal wave of changes that we are facing
as a small nation with a unique but dynamic and living culture. Being
alert to the incoming changes and taking charge of our traditional
customs, skills and spaces, with an open, patient and wise mind was the
gist of the honorable Minister’s key note address. The honorable
Minister also acknowledged the assistance from UNESCO Apia office and
commended the all-local members of the ICH working group who
facilitated the consultations. He concluded his speech by wishing well
thoughts upon the participants in their endeavor displaying Samoa’s
proactive involvement in securing our cultural heritage.
remarkable response from the unified participants indicated the overall
concern of Samoans about their traditional knowledge and crafts. It was
unanimously agreed amongst the participants from Savaii and Upolu that
the protecting and upholding of our cultural heritage are explicitly
Some of the cultural traditions and skills
requiring revival, strengthening and sustaining highlighted by the
enthusiastic participants included: the art of navigation; the art of
building a fale Samoa; that of building canoes; the rekindling of the
oral history of Samoa; the art of composing song and rhymes; weaving
and carving; social customs and behavior; tattooing; siapo and elei
While the Ministry of Education Sports and Culture
is the key agency for Culture in Samoa, other government agencies such
as the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, (MNRE) Samoa
Tourism Authority ( STA), Ministry of Women and some NGOs, are also
tasked to safeguard our intangible cultural heritage and reasonably so.
The Culture Division of the Ministry of Education Sports and
Culture is composed of the units - Culture Awareness, Archives, Audio
Visual and Museum of Samoa. In a matter of weeks, the team will be
showcasing cultural workshops at the Museum of Samoa where some of the
skills and traditional knowledge mentioned will be the highlights of
The participants, representing the people of
Samoa’s united voice, confirmed the need to ratify the 2003 UNESCO
Convention. It is now up to the Ministry of Education Sports and
Culture to carry amongst other important initiatives the challenge of
achieving such a vital purpose for Samoa.
of Samoa photo: Launch of the Play at the Museum of Samoa
|The Museum of Samoa Comes to Life
Lumepa Apelu – Principal Officer, Museum of Samoa
does not exist. I am not. My self belongs not to me because ‘I’ is
always ‘we’, is a part of the ‘aiga’ …a part of the nu’u, a part of
Samoa. (Sia Figiel, where we once belonged)
winning lines, published 16 years ago, brought to the feet of an
audience of 500 odd people the reminder of our living culture when a
play that was locally assembled by our own artists was hosted at the
Museum of Samoa from the 24th to the 29th of September. For the play to
be realized, The Ministry of Education Sports and Culture and the
National University of Samoa joined hands to make it happen by
supporting the Ivilasi Films’ production featuring all Samoan actors
and actresses. The business and church community was remarkably
|The launch of
the play was held on Tuesday evening outside the Museum
at Malifa. In her keynote address, and in her capacity as acting CEO of
MESC, Mrs Doreen Roebeck Tuala stated that the “ Ministry of Education
Sports and Culture is ever pressing for avenues to promote and preserve
our cultural heritage through education. This play is an addition to
the support administered by the Ministry to the artists and art of our
country, whether they are of traditional or contemporary form. “
Tuala also commended the Ivilasi Films’ cast and crew for bringing the
business community, diplomats from foreign countries and the government
and church leaders to celebrate our culture through art and in a very
suitable place, the Museum of Samoa which is here to remind us of the
importance of such “undervalued initiatives.”
Upon introducing the
content of the play, the Vice Chancellor of the National University of
Samoa, Professor Le’apai Tu’ua ‘Ilaoa Asofou So’o, stated that all
Samoans are natural actors. He spoke of the Samoan person’s daily life
requiring him or her to play several roles in his or her community.
Acting, according to the professor is inborn to all Samoans due to
their way of life.
The spiritual father of the opening ceremony,
Reverend Pastor Talomua Mona, embraced the opening with the reminder
that all human talents are God given.
After a 6 day performance,
crowds of cheering and inspired fans marveled at the creativity and
abilities of the artists. Even more surprising was how the small spaced
room of the Museum of Samoa was made to look bigger than it truly is.
Through the commotion, the Museum of Samoa was no longer a lonely old
house in Malifa but was made to live culture alongside its audience and
Where ‘we’ once belonged represents the dynamic fusion of
Samoan literature with contemporary theater, bringing together some of
Samoa’s most prolific voices, and ushering in a storytelling
revolution. Staying close to esteemed Samoan born writer, Sia Figiel’s
script, Fiona Collins (director) was the master talent behind the stage
setting, the casting, script rewriting to fit performance and
directing. Ivilasi Films Producer Lealaitagomoa Dionne Fonoti, was
amazed at the spectacular responses from the audience each night.
Face-book comments from several locals showed humbling support for the
production. Sarona Mona, (Stage manager), Rosa Filoi (Publicist) and
Asolelei Toalapai aka Twin (Lights manager) did their team proud with
their upbeat attitude towards the whole fiasco business of bringing a
‘play’ together. The journey was an amazing discovery of determination
and creativity combined.
Museum of Samoa, if it was a person, would have applauded loudly from
its static rooms of minute but significant displays representing in
somber cases Samoa’s history and culture. Instead, tears and embraces
from one audience member to another and to the cast and crew of the
play were sure signs that the Museum had come to life, as giants do,
through our people’s art.
The actors of the play were
excellently selected by Fiona Collins. The talented actors poured their
energies into the play winning inspirational, encouraging and
spectacular feedback from the crowd. Knowing that there is
growing talent in Samoa is something no less than “beautiful” to write
about. The list of the memorable cast:
Alofa Filiga....................................Meranita Tufue
Filiga Filiga....................................Ioata Tanielu
Pisa Filiga.....................................Shanti Wong Sin-Tausisi
Tausi Filiga...................................Alo Silia Finau Pausisi
Siniva Filiga..................................Papalii Momoe von Reiche
Iona Filiga.....................................Erosi Koria
Lealofi Samuelu...........................Eddie Gafo
production has initiated further interest from professional artists in
the community who are willing to hold art workshops for both adults and
children at the Museum of Samoa. The play has certainly acted as a
catalyst to the interest of people towards the Museum’s cultural
As credit should go, where credit is due, Sia
Figiel should be applauded again for her award winning book that has
been rekindled in her home land in the name of Performing Arts by her
own pals and colleagues Dionne and Fiona. Such a united effort in
promoting our culture and arts is home to the Museum of Samoa’s
Some of the Museum’s functions are:
There is no cover charge to visit the Museum of
Samoa but donations are welcomed. For updated information please visit
the Museum’s website: http://www/museumofsamoa.ws/ or call us on 26036.
- - It acts as a repository of
knowledge about the Samoan material and intangible culture, and its
- - serves to interpret, preserve and
promote the material and intangible culture of Samoa and its
neighboring island nations
- - promotes the importance of
preservation and conservation of the natural environment of Samoa to
establishes the importance of spreading knowledge about Samoa’s
material and intangible culture through school curriculum, cultural
tourism, and advocacy.
- - alerts people to issues
to Samoa’s cultural heritage such as monuments in peril, fading skills
of navigation, handicrafts, sinnet weaving etc
- - serves
to expand and acts as a source of such knowledge by means of research –
i.e working with relevant universities, related organizations, members
of the general public
- - collaborates with other museums
worldwide and international organizations to further enhance its
purposes and objectives inclined to benefit Samoa’s cultural
|View / Downlad Press Release
NEWS: The play will hold a matinee on Saturday 29th,
commencing at 2pm, due to high demand from guests.
|TEARS AND HISTORY UNITE US
is one who has the interests of the country and the well-being of all
her people at heart…” ( Cyclopedia of Samoa) Dr Erich Schultz, was the
last governor of Samoa during the German rule that ended in 1914.
on the left bottom corner of one of the frames in the temporary photo
exhibition inside the Museum of Samoa is a minute marked memory of a
thin but sophisticated man with a distinctively large character. The
letter which is used to showcase his memory is written in Samoan and he
is asking the matais, in his capacity as Chief Justice to help with
matters of the law by protecting Samoa’s reputation not only to Germany
but to the rest of the world.
Museum in its humble efforts to deliver/display on a silver platter the
engraved names and significant artifacts and historical pieces it
houses, tries again fervently, to show a little of the hidden light
within these old but somewhat “enriching” rooms.
Museum of Samoa photo:
Aniva and her husband with
Ailini, Lumepa and Mainifo of the Museum of Samoa.
|Dr Erich Shultz whose
grand-daughter Mrs Aniva Leffman was mentioned in the Samoa Observer
(by someone else, not us but important regardless of who mentions who)
was/is also a man worth recalling. To the Samoa of the early 1900’s, Dr
Schultz, was highly respected. When his grand-daughter Aniva
us at the museum, we felt through her embracive spirit, the admiration,
protectiveness and awe which her late grand-father must have held
deeply for Samoa.
visit to the museum in June this year was to rejuvenate the donation
she presented to the people of Samoa through the Honorable Prime
Minister Tuilaepa Soliai Sailele Malielegaoi. Aniva ‘s Samoan name is
part of her heritage link to her late grand-father’s love for Samoa.
The donated documents (in German language) contain information of the
involvement of her late grand-father in Samoa’s governance during the
colonial years under the German regime. Aniva was happy to go
the documents with the staff of the Museum as she shared memories of
her late grandfather with us. A translation of the documents into
English and Samoan is in progress.
Erich Schultz was initially appointed to be the Chief Justice of Samoa
in 1901. He was a fluent speaker of the Samoan language and his
knowledge of the local customs and history was/is noted in the
Cyclopedia of Samoa as “a little short of surprising.” Dr Schultz, in
his capacity as governor, did not offer resistance to New Zealand
military occupation in 1914. German families were deported to their
homeland except for those who were married to Samoans. To date, many
German families are prominent figures of Samoa.
Museum of Samoa is now home to an exhibition that tells a bit of the
story of Germany’s journey in Samoa. The exhibition is called “Old ties
and new relationships: Germany and Samoa” The exhibition will be on
display till December 2012. It was an initiative made possible by
collaborative efforts between the Federal Republic of Germany and the
Ministry of Education Sports and Culture.
||The Museum of Samoa is a unit
the Culture Division in the Ministry of Education Sports and Culture.
There is no cover charge to visit the museum but donations are welcome
to help with its cultural and educational initiatives.
September 24th till the 29th of this year (in two weeks time to be more
informative), a play written by Sia Figiel, “where we once belonged”,
will be hosted by the Museum of Samoa from 6pm for the whole week. The
play is about an hour long and tickets can be obtained from the museum
for 10tala each. Pre-bookings are highly recommended. The play is an
initiative put together by Ivilasi Films and is a collaborative effort
towards the development of art and education by the Ministry of
Education Sports and Culture and the National University of Samoa.
view museum updates online you can visit the museum website:
http://www.museumofsamoa.ws/ Or call us on our direct line – 26036
|The Museum of Samoa Remembers
you enter the Museum of Samoa’s Culture room, a breath of cool air
either shocks you or cools you depending on the time of day that you
are visiting the museum. At the entrance, if you turn to your right,
you will see effortlessly the “tangaroa” in its entire aloofness framed
into the tall white wall. The bottom of the mysterious plague stills
the hands of time with the white painted phrase which you may have to
squint to see if you have visual difficulties like some of us and it
seems to softly state: “He
was a father of dentistry to most of the
Polynesian countries of the Pacific. God bless Francon Williams. “
“Tangaroa” (God of the Sea) was given to Francon by the peoples of the
South Pacific in recognition of his tireless work in the field of
Dentistry around the Islands.
|The staff of the Museum of
Samoa, in an ever pressing venture to highlight and remind of the
heroines and heroes of our history takes a brief moment to ponder on
the storyline of some of its collections this week. The moments sought
serve as reminders of the greatness which were planted in and on our
soils and we continue to plant through each and every effort for better
years to come.
that token, the Museum of Samoa’s 100 year old square high ceiling
rooms, faithful wide posts, warm wooden floors, creaky aged stairway,
and larger than life windows bearing sunlight on a clear blue-sky day,
all spring to life as we celebrate the memory of Francon Williams with
some of our very own blessed Samoan sons or (fathers and grand fathers
in the age we are referring to) with e-mails to and from his daughter
Finlayson, a quiet spoken tiny built woman, came to Samoa in 2011 to
present her father’s plague and statuette of the Tangaroa. The gifts
including framed photos of her father and students were presented to
the Honourable High Commissioner of New Zealand, Mr Nick Hurley and in
turn to the then Principal of the Museum of Samoa, Sina Malietoa.
to Mrs Joan Finlayson, the plague was given to her father, J Francon
Williams in September 1968 by ‘the boys’ that he trained to be Dental
Auxiliaries in the early 1940’s –The plague is a contribution from the
following dentistry practitioners, mostly Samoan, from 1937-1945
H - Niue
S. – Niue
met the last remaining student of her father’s, Fepuleai Filitoga, in
2001 when she visited Samoa to give some of the photos to Ulrike Hertel
who was looking after a collection of the museum in the Court House.
She relived the memories of her dear father through Fepuleai and was
over-whelmed by the experience.
story of Joan and her reconnection with her father and his dentistry
students is a common display of affection, love and unity portrayed
through a dedicated service to our islands and is honorably housed in
the museum. In turn, the inspiration of servitude towards Samoa, our
children, our people, makes the museum project a colorful and happy
experience to write or talk about and like everything important, it is
mostly rewarding upon reflection time.
Museum of Samoa is an entity in the Ministry of Education Sports and
Culture. There is no cover charge to view the museum rooms but
donations are welcome to help in the museum’s cultural initiatives. The
museum recently launched its website: http://museumofsamoa.ws
contact us for any queries or bookings through our direct number – 26036
of Samoa Photo:
Anne Nye, Ailini Eteuati
(museum officer) and William D Nye
THE GREAT HURRICANE OF 1889
Last week, on a not so busy day, the Museum of Samoa staff at the
Ministry of Education Sports and Culture complex, relived the hurricane
of 1889 with a couple from Australia visiting Samoa as tourists for the
first time. William Douglas Nye and his wife Ann Nye brought with them
their grandmother’s Newcastle newspaper clips during that long ago
historical time which stills the moments of heroism displayed freely
and generously by the Samoans of those days.
articles word for word described the events of the war and the
cyclone that changed the direction of Samoa’s political history.
Following is an article talking about the Calliope which is significant
to the two donors of the newspaper scripts because William’s father was
an officer on the Calliope. His grandmother became a follower of the
Calliope. Just reading through the scripts takes one back many years
and rests one on the shores of Apia, mindful of a different setting and
a beautiful spirit in our own people that we could all make use of in
our times of chaos and unsettlement.
to Sea (by Selwyn Hughes)
Despite the massive piled-up waves that raked her from stern to stern,
the Calliope put on a full head of steam and clawed her way, foot by
foot out of the harbor. Passing within 50 feet of the reef, she battled
through the gale on the inside of the plunging Trenton, and at one
stage sheered so close to the latter’s stern that the foreyard actually
passed over her quarter as she rolled! But kane’s luck held, and he
Then, unpremeditatedly, occurred that famous incident British naval
history when broken rudder, sea pouring into her faultily constructed
hawser holes, and drifting to her doom, lined the deck and, led by
Admiral Kimberley, cheered lustily, their voices ringing through
howling tempest. It was a grand, sportsmanlike gesture on the part of
the American blue jackets, and the British Navy has never forgotten.
The Calliope men returned the cheer. Then steaming slowly but
forcefully through the towering seas she disappeared into the mists and
reached the comparative safety of the Pacific ocean. Undoubtedly, only
a magnificent and courageous display of seamanship had saved her from
Of the other dozen merchantmen and small schooners lying in the harbor
when the hurricane swept down, only the cutter Vailele survived, by
chopping down her mast. The little boat was in charge of a Portuguese
Samoan, Manuel Silva, who, in spite of the danger himself, managed to
save 10 American and German sailors drifting past. Incidentally, this
small inoffensive-looking man, whose sparkling dark eyes betrayed the
Portuguese blood in his veins, died in Samoa only last year at the age
morning of March 17, when the hurricane had moderated and the
seas fallen, the native Samoans showed amazing generosity to the foes
whom they had been fighting only a few days before, by performing
wondrous deeds of heroism in rescuing half-drowned men from the beached
ships. It is to their everlasting credit, also, that there was no
The destruction of six warships and the frightful loss of German and
American lives effectively ended the war-like bickering between the
nations and a settlement quickly agreed to under the treaty of Berlin.
Eventually the group was divided between USA and German – though
British troops ( New Zealanders) captured the latter portion during the
Great War, since when it has been administered as a Mandated Territory
by New Zealand.
Not long after the disastrous hurricane, the Calliope left Samoa and,
coming via Auckland, called at Sydney, where she was given a rousing
and vociferous welcome. …
More of these stories are housed in the museum as donations. The museum
of Samoa is an entity of the Culture division in the Ministry of
Education Sports and Culture. It is open on week days and welcomes all
ages. There is no cover charge but donations are welcomed to assist in
the museum’s educational and cultural initiatives.
Please call the museum’s direct number at 26036 for any queries.
Pacific Festival of Arts
- CELEBRATING CULTURE IN HARMONY WITH NATURE
proud Samoans headed to the 11th Festival of the Pacific Arts held in
Honiara, Solomon Islands on the 27th of June 2012. The group is
chaperoned by the Minster of Sports Education and Culture, Honourable
Magele Mauiliu Magele and his Associate Minister Honourable Tu’uu
Anasi’i Leota. They represent Samoa’s artists, artisans and officials
who contribute to consultations regarding Cultural development in the
Pacific. Culture in harmony with Nature is the theme for the festival
On Monday morning, 1st of
hosts of the festival began the ceremonies with a traditional welcome
where canoes were received on shore the EA Oval in Honiara. Thousands
of song filled Pacific islanders spread along the black sandy beach, to
welcome the fleet of waka from their respective islands, including
Samoa’s Gaualofa. Samoa’s flag was hoisted high beside those of other
Pacific islands. Breathtaking fireworks concluded the morning with the
Samoans stealing the show with their fa’ataupati.
that day, the 20 Pacific islands represented by their national
delegates marched along the streets of Honiara in their national and
traditional wear with their musical instruments. The march was cheered
and applauded by wide eyed and smiling onlookers whom were mostly
Solomon islanders, men, women and children.
the gift presentations, the Chief Executive Officer of the Ministry of
Education Sports and Culture, Susuga Galumalemana Nu’ufou Petaia, also
Head of Delegation to the Festival voiced the presentation of gifts on
behalf of the Head of State, the government of Samoa and the Samoan
people. In her speech she commended and congratulated the Solomon
Islands for hosting the 11th Pacific Festival of Arts. Galumalemana
also spoke of Samoa’s 50th Anniversary of Independence and described
the symbolic meaning for each of the three gifts presented by the
Samoan delegates. Her speech highlighted the unity in diversity concept
of the ava ceremony of Samoa.
unforgettable ceremonial opening with magical lighting and soothing
melody, concluded the official opening night. The theme song, “We are
one,” accompanied with fireworks and children’s dancing made the
occasion all the more memorable. More days of sharing traditional
knowledge lie ahead as artists, artisans and officials prepare
themselves for the 14 day celebrations of Pacific Arts and Culture. So
far, it seems that the indigenous genius in all Pacific islanders are
divinely ordained and made to pave the way to a better Pacific future.
Written- by Lumepa Apelu. Published in the Samoa Observer
of Samoa reaches out through technology!
Ministry of Education, Sports
and Culture added a contribution for Samoa’s 50th Independence
Anniversary through the launch of the Museum of Samoa’s website at the
Museum building in Malifa on the 11th of May.
website brings to
life Samoa’s cultural heritage and history by using modern technology.
The purposes for the site are to enhance the educational programs
sourced by the Museum and to promote the museum’s exhibitions and other
cultural programs. The site also enables the museum to reach out to
potential partners and visitors and also to strengthen current
relations with its stakeholders and friends.
|The Museum of Samoa houses a
spectacular selection of historical and cultural artifacts of Samoa and
other Pacific islands. In his key note address, the Prime Minister,
Honorable Tuilaepa Sailele Soliai Malielegoi stated that the website
“is a tool that can be used to promote the preservation of Samoa’s
intangible and material culture. It is a tool that links our traditions
to the modern age technology. It radiates that while we are proud to
hold on to our values and our beliefs, we are also communicating
effectively and keeping up with the needs of today’s ever advancing
civilization.” The honorable Prime Minister also thanked the UNESCO
office in Apia for their financial support and advice in brining the
dream of a museum website to reality. He stated that UNESCO’s work in
bringing peoples and cultures together emanated from their support in
this project. He also commended UNESCO for their faithful involvement
towards the development of Samoa and its peoples.
Siaosi spoke of the
esteemed purpose of the website in expanding the museum and what it
holds within its walls. The Reverend highlighted that the use of
technology to spread intelligence has spiritual significance as all
things are from God.
the museum has been linked to many other sites including its
motherboard site, the Ministry of Education Sports and Culture, the
launch of this site enables the museum to provide details of its
functions for those who wish to experience Samoa’s museum from home,
work, school, or overseas. The site will update information regarding
museum exhibition and educational programs. Other relevant Universities
will be able to add information from their research regarding the
Museum collections. With the site, new doors have opened for the Museum
of Samoa. The web address is simply - www.museumofsamoa.ws
most recent exhibition in the Museum of Samoa is the German Samoa
Exhibition that was brought in by the Federal Pacific German Embassy.
||This exhibition has been closed and the
exhibits are kept in storage now.
exhibition depicts the successful relationship between the two
countries as it displays a historical photo exhibit of the Germans from
1900 till now.
The exhibition can be viewed in the Museum of Samoa
till December 2012. Meanwhile the Environment Room for the Museum had
temporarily kept in storage.
The launch of this website is made achievable through the financial
support from the UNESCO office of Apia.
website serves as a promotional and an awareness tool for students and
visitors of the Museum. It will continue to showcase updates of the
Museum’s educational and Cultural Programs throughout the year.
PLEASE WATCH THIS SPACE FOR THE NEXT EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMME/EXHIBITION
BY THE MUSEUM OF SAMOA