Tanzania and Ethiopia in the Spotlight at Global Village Museum
The East African countries of Tanzania and Ethiopia will be highlighted from 1-3 pm Saturday, May 12, at the Global Village Museum of Arts and Cultures. The educational presentation is part four of the Museum’s East Africa Program Series in conjunction with its Main Gallery exhibit, Colors of East Africa.
Stacy Lynn, Research Scientist and Social Ecologist with Colorado State University, will analyze changes in pastoral Tanzania over the past 20 years. She will explore (1) land use/conversion with its benefits and drawbacks for people and wildlife, (2) interactions between humans and wildlife, and (3) road development and changing access. She has studied the impacts of conservation policy and ecology on Maasai pastoralists as well as the impact of cultivation on pastoral livelihoods and wildlife movement in northern Tanzania.
Karel and Bob Waltermire, President and Director respectively of The Murulle Foundation, will present a travelogue of Ethiopia after visiting the country five times. The Waltermires traveled the Historic Route of Ethiopia which includes fascinating monasteries, imposing castles, ancient monuments, and rock-hewn churches. The mission of The Murulle Foundation is to build an enduring coexistence of people and threatened ecosystems in sub-Saharan Africa.
Admission to the program is $5/person and free for Museum members. Colors of East Africa, the Museum’s Main Gallery exhibit, runs through May 19. Over 40 collectors and international travelers in Northern Colorado loaned their art, artifacts, and treasures for the display.
The Global Village Museum is located at 200 West Mountain Avenue, and Museum hours are 11-5 pm Tuesday through Saturday. For more information, visit globalvillagemuseum.org or call 970-221-4600.
PICTURE: Bob and Karel Waltermire in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.