Project status:


Lead organisation:

Mallinson Architects


Mallinson Architects is running this project in partnership with Sudan National Corporation for Antiquities and Museums, British Institute Eastern Africa, ICCROM-ATHAR Regional Conservation Office, British Museum, Sudan Memory, University of Cambridge, University of Nyala and Durham University.

Grant award:


Project summary:

The Ethnographic Museum in central Khartoum is vulnerable to flooding due to climate change and is inaccessible to visitors due to poor facilities. Pastoral communities across Sudan are also threatened by climate change, putting their traditional ways of life at risk.

The grant has been awarded to renovate and safeguard the museum and work with the local community to record and document Sudan’s living intangible cultural heritage.

The museum will be completely renovated, including protection from flooding, and a new landmark domed roof will be installed.

The project will also enable local communities to record accounts of their own living heritage for inclusion in the Ethnographic Museum.

N.B. Project activities are currently on hold due to the conflict in Sudan  July 2023.

A man playing the flute
Examples of activities local communities will be recording to be displayed in the museum
A woman selling coffee
A man making pottery