• DAR ES SALAAM CENTRE FOR ARCHITECTURAL HERITAGE
    Saving and promoting urban heritage in Dar es Salaam
    and the East African Region.
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    DAR ES SALAAM CENTRE FOR ARCHITECTURAL HERITAGE
    Saving and promoting urban heritage in Dar es Salaam
    and the East African Region.
    City Tours         Newsletter
  • History


  • The Dar es Salaam Centre for Architectural Heritage (DARCH) is a non-profit company that aims at saving and promoting historical architecture in Dar es Salaam and the wider East African context through research and documentation, education & professional training, community outreach and public cultural events.

    DARCH! is located in the Old Boma -presumably Dar’s oldest building, renovated to the highest international standards making it a showcase of sustainable conservation, attesting to an approach towards built heritage that is innovative, integrated, sensitive and developmental, understanding heritage as a living and constantly transforming asset - a key driver and catalyst for economic, social, cultural and political innovation and reinvention.

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EVENTS


General information Special Events and Activities

  • Mtaani Maskani - Opening - Temporary Exhibition
    02

    Feb,18

  • Mtaani Maskani - Opening - Temporary Exhibition

    The oldboma( DARCH offices)
    6:00 PM - 10:00 PM

    The ‘Mtaani , Maskani’ exhibition seeks to commemorate contemporary urban culture and life within the city (Dar) through photography by Andrew Stephen and poetry by Loyce Gayo.

    Add Now 02 Feb,18 6:00 PM 02 Feb,18 10:00 PM East Africa Mtaani Maskani - Opening - Temporary Exhibition The ‘Mtaani , Maskani’ exhibition seeks to commemorate contemporary urban culture and life within the city (Dar) through photography by Andrew Stephen and poetry by Loyce Gayo. The oldboma( DARCH offices) Dar es salaam Centre of Architectural Heritage info@darchtz.com
  • Contemporary Art Exhibiton
    13

    Oct,17

  • Contemporary Art Exhibiton

    The old boma building-City centre- sokoine drive
    6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

    Launch of a contemporary art exhibition entitled HOME.

    A group of artists are bringing together their creativity and talent in an exhibition to express, through their artwork, the meaning of HOME. With the globalization of migrations, the concept of HOME is being redefined everywhere in the world. It seems easy to pinpoint at first but as soon as you start to dig, it becomes more complicated to apprehend it personally. It can picture so many spaces and states. It can appeal and reveal many other deeper concepts as heritage, belongings, roots and displacement... The city of Dar es Salaam, which lies between tradition and modernity, nature and anachronic urbanism, is a pure symbol of this world integration of hybrid cultures and will always remain a welcoming house of peace if we continue to build it together.

    Add Now 13 Oct,17 6:30 PM 13 Oct,17 9:30 PM East Africa Contemporary Art Exhibiton

    Launch of a contemporary art exhibition entitled HOME.

    A group of artists are bringing together their creativity and talent in an exhibition to express, through their artwork, the meaning of HOME. With the globalization of migrations, the concept of HOME is being redefined everywhere in the world. It seems easy to pinpoint at first but as soon as you start to dig, it becomes more complicated to apprehend it personally. It can picture so many spaces and states. It can appeal and reveal many other deeper concepts as heritage, belongings, roots and displacement... The city of Dar es Salaam, which lies between tradition and modernity, nature and anachronic urbanism, is a pure symbol of this world integration of hybrid cultures and will always remain a welcoming house of peace if we continue to build it together.

    The old boma building-City centre- sokoine drive Dar es salaam Centre of Architectural Heritage info@darchtz.com

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