Njabulo Chipangura


Manchester Museum, University of Manchester


Dr. Njabulo Chipangura is a Curator of Living Cultures at University of Manchester Museum with a Ph.D. in Anthropology from the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa. He was previously a curator for the National Museums and Monuments of Zimbabwe (NMMZ) in the archaeology department for ten years. Njabu is interested in the empirical ways by which the museum practice in Africa can be decolonised through epistemic and aesthetic disobedience by undoing earlier ways of knowledge production in collection practices and exhibitions. His research explores how national museums in Africa continue to reproduce colonial forms of knowledge and of being and what it means to decolonise the museum practice. Njabu has extensively published on the coloniality of museums and associated knowledge production and representation practices, to imagine a decolonised museum in Africa.