Chiedza Nyengeterai Zharare

  • University of Cape Town, PhD
 

Biography

Chiedza Nyengeterai Zharare is a Curator of Antiquities at Mutare Museum, Zimbabwe and the Head of the Antiquities department which is the largest at Mutare Museum holding over 14 000 objects in its collection. She is responsible for the conservation of Antiques, ethnographic artefacts, transport, numismatics and firearms collections. Chiedza is also responsible for spearheading research culminating in journal publications to her name, mounting of exhibitions and has curated topical contemporary exhibitions like “Ngoda: the wealth beneath our feet” featuring diamond mining in Chiadzwa, Zimbabwe. She is a PhD student in African Studies with the University of Cape Town, South Africa and her research interests lie in the History of Zimbabwe, African History, Cultural Heritage and Climate Change. She has over a decade working experience in the museum field and has presented at and participated in several international workshops on heritage conservation. She hopes to contribute immensely to the studies and projects around conserving cultural heritage in the face of environmental challenges in a developing country such as Zimbabwe and beyond.