Uganda, Switzerland milk cultures captured in international exhibition

An exhibitor at the museum. PHOTOS BY BAMUTURAKI MUSINGUZI

What you need to know:

  • “Drink Deeply! Milk” – an exhibition about Uganda and Switzerland’s milk cultures has run from September 2017 - March 2018 and aims at presenting the different knowledge of milk; its cultural and social aspects.

  • There are also some legends on milk in both countries at this exhibition.

  • The exhibition also captures the issues beyond the milk like the environment, the collection and use of cow dung, the dangers of packing milk products in plastic bags to the environment, and climate change.

ONE clear distinction between the milking knowledge and traditions of Uganda and Switzerland at the seven-month long international exhibition at the Uganda National Museum (UNM) in Kampala is that the milking process in the former is still traditional while it has been fully mechanized in the latter.


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