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Benjamin Mibenge

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Biography

Benjamin Mibenge was born in 1947 in Mansa, Luapula Province of Zambia. He completed Secondary School at Nkumbi International College in 1971 and the same year was enrolled at Sir Evelyn Hone College, where he did a diploma in Graphic Design.

He was employed at Zambia Information Services as a Graphic Artist/ Exhibition Officer. He designed a lot of textile designs and many other publicity materials and was responsible for designing and supervising the construction of pavilions and displays at International Trade Fairs, both in Africa and abroad. In 1985 he resigned to join the National Heritage Conservation Commission as a Graphic Artist, responsible for all the graphic works and exhibitions. He retired in 2002.

In 2003 he was contracted to help design and mount the permanent exhibitions at the Livingstone and Moto Moto Museums. In his spare time he is a practicing artist drawing inspiration from wildlife and the forest. He is an  environmentalist and states  ‘Through our visual artwork and practices we can influence people’s perceptions for a better understanding and appreciation of a greener environment for today and the future.

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