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The theme echoes the present imbalance in the country's development endeavours. Most people trace their origins from villages, although many now live in towns.

The gallery exhibits a variety of Zambian animals and plants shown in their natural habitat, including insects, other invertebrates, frogs, reptiles, fish, birds, mammals and plants.

The gallery describes the story of human evolution and cultural development in Zambia from Stone Age to Iron Age. Exhibits show shifts in prehistoric technology and its application in food procurement production and preparation.

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Livingstone Museum Research - Publications

  • Mufuzi, F. 2011  "A Zambian Glory under the Microscope: A Brief History of the Livingstone Museum", The Bulletin and Record, (February 2011), 27-31.
  • Mufuzi, F. 2011 "Establishment of the Livingstone Museum and its role in colonial Zambia, 1934 - 1964", Historia, 56, 1 (May 2011), 26 - 41.
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Livingstone Museum Research - Herpetology

Research in the section has recently concentrated on the distribution of snake and lizard species in Zambia.

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Livingstone Museum Research - Entomology

Research in the section has concentrated on the taxonomy and ecology of termites, ants and moths.

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Livingstone Museum Research - Ornithology

The section has focused on the study of the distribution of birds in Zambia,  networking with local birding societies  to generate records for the distribution of Birds in Zambia.

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Livingstone Museum Research - Mammalogy

The research focus of the section is on the distribution and ecology of small mammals particularly bats and small carnivores.

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About us

The National Museums Board of Zambia is a statutory body created through an Act of Parliament, Chapter 174, of the Laws of Zambia with the principal role of collecting, documenting, preserving and presenting Zambia’s movable heritage for public benefit, education and enjoyment. It is mandated to establish, develop and sustainably manage museums in Zambia.

Contact us

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  • Address : National Museums Board Secretariat, Kwacha House, Cairo Road, P O Box 50491, Lusaka 10101, Zambia

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  • Phone : +260 211 220192
    Fax : +260 211 220204

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