During March 1998, the National Museum of Namibia in conjunction with
the Institute of Management and Leadership Training (IMLT) and UUnet
Internet Africa (Namibia), a key Internet provider in Namibia, hosted
the First African Museum Internet workshop for system administrators
from 12 African museums at the excellent computer facilities of IMLT.
This five-day Internet workshop was aimed at training these museum system
administrators to improve their skills in educational ( museum ) resource
retrieval, and develop their own museum web pages. At the start of
the workshop only two of the museum personnel had any previous experience
with web-development. Although presently hosted at the National
Museum of Namibia, the resultant museum web pages will eventually
be hosted at the relevant ISPs throughout Africa. This demonstration
presents the results and experiences of this first African museum Internet
workshop, and its implications for first world museum page development.