The board of directors of the Midwestern African Museum of Art, Culture and Resource Center (MAMA) has appointed Dr. Danvas Mabeya as acting executive director.
Mabeya is a sociology and anthropology instructor at Southeast Community College in Lincoln. He worked with the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) in the Dadaab refugee camps in Kenya and the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in Nairobi, Kenya. He received his doctorate in sociology and a master’s degree in political science from Kansas State University. He also holds a master’s in international relations from the United States International University-Africa.
A five-person management team has also been appointed to review MAMA programs and organize new activities and partnerships for the museum. The team includes business and educational executives.
The museum continues to serve as an educational and resource center for African cultural events and meetings. The Malaika Gallery displays over 100 pieces of art including paintings, carvings and photos, and an exhibit of Zimbabwe sculpture honors South African President Nelson Mandela. The museum board room and gallery offers an excellent site for special events. For museum hours and programs, contact MAMA at 1935 Q St., email@example.com or 402-438-0529.