Maun Old Kgotlha Building
This site has been identified as of significant value to the Batawana tribe, it has a distinct cultural heritage value and its preservation is of outer most importance. The future objective is to identify which of the heritage structures are worthy of investment for either restoration or replication on the basis of their historical significance not only in Maun but throughout Ngamiland and it all starts with this Old Kgotla Structure. With respect to culture, old Monuments help us to understand the history that occurred before we were born and promotes the respect for those who lived in prior times and different traditions.
Preservation of old monuments plays an important cultural role in cultivating pride of our heritage and past making us unique in the world. A restored and renovated Old Kgotla Building will be a source of pride for Cultural resource activation and promotion In Ngamiland. First of all, preservation and restoration plays a cultural role. Old buildings teach us about the history that happened before we were born and promotes the respect for those who lived in different times and different societies. An architectural monument cultivates pride of our past and heritage making us unique in the world. For Paris is knows for the Eiffel tower, London for the Big Ben and etc. Historical structures bring character and certain charm to the neighbourhood that people live in. Moreover, restoring an old building is often way cheaper than building the new one. Just think of all the costs you can save on creative project team, interior décor and other things that were initially already thought of in the old structure. The Batawana Chieftainship has given Nhabe Museum this Historic Building, the Museum therefore intend to seek for Funds to restore and renovate this building, which will be used by the Museum for its collections, it will serve as an archive and a gallery. Please contact us to discuss on how you can find this momentous project.