sculptors.jpgThe visiting Kenyan National Museums’ representative to the ongoing Zimbabwe National Archives meeting has urged local artists to work closely with their national archives in preserving the country’s culture and heritage.

Mrs Elizabeth Ouma says the country’s artists must continue working closely with their national archives as the artists are an important element in the preservation of the country’s culture and heritage through various art works.

“Art is a mirror of every society as it reflects on the history and culture of a nation and should always network with the national archive,” Mrs Ouma said.

National Archives of Zimbabwe Director, Mr Ivan Murambiwa said the ongoing meeting, which has brought together other players from the region has so far helped tackle issues including the development of archives and archiving systems.

“The meeting aims at tackling problems facing archives and mapping out the way forward in developing the archives and the archiving systems,” said Mr Murambiwa.

The meeting also celebrates National Archives of Zimbabwe’s 75 years of existence and has been hosted with the help of the government, National University of Science and Technology’s Faculty of Communication and Information Science and the University of Zimbabwe’s History Department.