By Entertainment Reporter
THE National Art Gallery of Namibia and Bank Windhoek on Friday launched a reading corner, ‘Pashuka’.
The name, Pashuka, is derived from an Oshiwambo word meaning to enlighten yourself or to open your eyes.
The library will assist artists and visitors to the gallery with research for projects. It can also be used as a sitting and relaxation place for guests while paging through art books.
According to Riaan van Rooyen, head of corporate affairs at Bank Windhoek, the bank recognises how arts and culture can make a difference to the well-being of communities.
“The art library is a powerful tool to be used to engage with communities and can be seen as a means to stimulate public conversation and to contribute to the development of artists by creative learning. This will lead to the creation of artists capable of action.
“Bank Windhoek is extremely proud to be associated with the National Art Gallery of Namibia in this important partnership. Our relationship was established in 2008 and through the past nine years, we have remained committed to the development of arts,” said Van Rooyen.
“It is important that art image indexing and retrieval reach a level of sophistication that other information storage and retrieval systems already have,” said Hercules Viljoen, director of the NAGN. “With a quality art reading corner such as Pashuka, Bank Windhoek and the National Art Gallery of Namibia aim to increase public access to art. Pashuka will allow art lovers the opportunity to experience visual art.”
Pashuka opens to the public on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 13h00 to 16h00, and Saturday from 09h00 to 12h00.
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