ZAMANI SPONSORSHIP & CO-OPERATION

The Zamani Project is a non-profit initiative that works closely with academic and cultural institutions globally. The project’s operating costs (field work expenses not included) are presently funded through the independent “Zamani African Cultural Heritage Sites Trust", which was established by the Philanthropist and UCT Alumni Duncan Saville.

Funds for field work at individual sites have to be found on an ad hoc basis. To date, UNESCO, the World Monuments Fund, the Getty Conservation Institute, the German Archaeological Institute, the Gerda Henkel Foundation as well as individual researchers and academics have provided funds for a number of projects.

Support is also provided by the german instrument manufacturer Z+F (Zoller und Froehlich) and the software company Capturing Reality.

Financial support
Financial support for the Zamani Project is needed to carry out further urgent documentation projects and any contribution towards the project would be greatly appreciated. The spatial data acquired by the Zamani Project will be available upon request for research and/or education as well as restoration and conservation projects, provided the use is non-commercial. 

HOW TO SPONSOR ZAMANI

There are a number of ways to work with Zamani

1

SPONSOR A SITE

If there are specific sites important to your organisation or if there is a general intention to support a relevant site or a site under threat, Zamani can provide a package project to document the site and provide the data and support material required to record the site for the future. The processed data of that site will be recognised and labeled with your Sponsorship.

2

SPONSOR A COLLECTION

Zamani has a number of collections of sites that together tell a story or can be viewed as a single gallery experience. Such a collection is the “Atlantic Slave Trade” collection (www.zamaniproject.org/slavetrade), which would benefit from the addition of further sites. Some start-up data for additional sets have already been collected, examples for these are the “Monuments of Petra”, “African Rockart”, “Adobe Mosques and buildings in the Sahel”, “Churches of Ethiopia” and the “Pyramids of Sudan”.

Possible new collections could be “Monuments of the African Iron Age”, “Mosques of the East African Coast” or Britsh or German Colonial Buildings”. Such collections can be sponsored along with the lecture materials on each, that provide for a powerful viewer experience in a corporate, arts or cultural setting. 

3

CORPORATE AND PHILANTROPIC SPONSORSHIP

Zamani can provide a variety of packages to support the heritage and conservation goals important to your organisation.

ZAMANI SPONSORSHIP & CO-OPERATION HISTORY

2004 - 2012

2004 - 2012

ANDREW W. MELLON FOUNDATION

The Zamani Project was initiated in 2004 at the University of Cape Town by Prof. Heinz Ruther, and funded through a Andrew W. Mellon Foundation grant to Prof Ruther covering the project period 2004 until 2012.

The Andrew W. Mellon Grant covered the salaries of team members, running expenses and most field campaigns during this period.

2005 - 2008

WORLD MONUMENTS FUND

Funding for the spatial documentation of
the Rock-Hewn Churches in Lalibela,
Ethiopia

2006

UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO

Funding for the spatial documentation of
the Wonderwerk Cave, Norther Cape,
South Africa

2007

GETTY CONSERVATION INSTITUTE

Funding for the spatial documentation of
the Valley of the Queens in Luxor,
Egypt

2009

YORK & RICE UNIVERSITIES

Funding for the spatial documentation of
the Swahili monuments on Kilwa Kisiwani 
& Songo Mnara, 
Tanzania

2009

GERMAN ARCHEOLOGICAL INSTITUTE

Funding for the spatial documentation of
the Temple Complex in Musawwarat es Sufra,
Sudan

2010

WITS UNIVERSITY

Funding for the spatial documentation of
the Game Pass shelter in the Drankensberg,
South Africa

2011 - 2014

UNESCO

Funding for the spatial documentation of Petra during 8 field campaigns, as a part of the UNESCO Siq Stability Project.
Jordan

2011

YORK & RICE UNIVERSITIES

Funding for the spatial documentation of
the Swahili monuments on Kilwa Kisiwani
& Songo Mnara,
Tanzania

2013 - Present

2013 - PRESENT

THE SAVILLE FOUNDATION

The operating costs of the Zamani Project are presently funded through the independent “Zamani African Cultural Heritage Sites Trust", which was established by the Philanthropist and UCT Alumni Duncan Saville.

2013

WORLD MONUMENTS FUND

Funding for the spatial documentation of
the Yemrehanna Kristos Church,
Ethiopia

2014

WITS UNIVERSITY

Funding for the spatial documentation of
the Klasies River Cave, Tsitikamma Coast, 
South Africa

2014

NATIONAL RESEARCH FOUNDATION (NRF), South African/Algerian Science and Technology Agreement

Funding for the spatial documentation of
the Berber village in M'Zien (LEMZEYN) & the Berber-Roman City in Djemila,
Algeria

2015

GERMAN ARCHAEOLOGICAL INSTITUTE

Funding for the spatial documentation of
the Pyramid Field in Meroe,
Sudan

2016

GERDA HENKEL STIFTUNG

Funding for the spatial documentation of
the House of Slaves, Villa Victoria Albis & Fort d'Estrées, slave island, Île de Gorée, Senegal.

2017

GERDA HENKEL STIFTUNG

Funding for the spatial documentation of 
Temples and Stupas in Bagan,
Myanmar

2017

CITY OF CAPE TOWN

Funding for the Spatial documentation of Cape Town City Hall and the Nelson Mandela Statue in Cape Town, South Africa 

2018

GERDA HENKEL STIFTUNG

Funding for the spatial documentation of
Fassil Ghebbi in Gondar,
Ethiopia.

2018

Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations - Aga Khan University, London &
SAVILLE FOUNDATION

Funding for the spatial documentation of
the Swahili monuments on Kua, Juani Island,
Tanzania

2018

GERMAN ARCHEOLOGICAL INSTITUTE

Funding for the spatial documentation of
the Temple Complex in Musawwarat es Sufra,
Sudan.

2019

UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO AND SAVILLE FOUNDATION

Funding for the spatial documentation of
the Wonderwerk Cave, Northern Cape,
South Africa

2019

DEMAX München &
SAVILLE FOUNDATION

Funding for the spatial documentation of the House of Wonders in Stone Town, Zanzibar, Tanzania completed in cooperation with the Stone Town Conservation and Development Authority (STCDA).    

2020

THE SAVILLE FOUNDATION

Funding for the spatial documentation of
Polonnaruwa & Medirigiriya,
Sri Lanka.

2020

IZIKO MUSEUM

A Virtual Tour of the Boonstra Dioramas Exhibition.
In cooperation with Claire Browning, research Scientist and Curator of the Karoo Palaeontology collections at Iziko South African Museum.

2020

Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations - Aga Khan University, London & 
SAVILLE FOUNDATION

Black Monuments Matter - A Virtual Exhibition of Sub-Saharan Architecture.
In cooperation with the Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilizations, Aga Khan University, London (AKU-ISMC).

2020

IZIKO MUSEUM

A Virtual Tour of the Tata Madiba Exhibition
In cooperation with Dr Melissa Boonzaaier-Davids, assistant curator (Marine Invertebrates) at the Iziko South African Museum.

2021

UNESCO & STCDA

Funding Saville Foundation. Spatial documentation of the House of Wonders in Stone Town, Zanzibar, Tanzania. Completed in cooperation with the Stone Town Conservation and Development Authority (STCDA) and UNESCO.

2021

TUT & SAVILLE FOUNDATION

Funding for the spatial documentation of the Bokoni Stone Enclosures in Blaauwboschkraal, South Africa. In cooperation with the Department of Architecture at Tshwane University of Technology.

2021

UNIVERSITY OF PILSEN  & SAVILLE FOUNDATION

Funding Saville Foundation and University of Pilsen. Spatial documentation of Jumba La Mtwana and Mnarani in Kenya. Completed in cooperation with the National Museum of Kenya (NMK) and the University of Pilsen. 

2021

WORLD MONUMENTS FUND & SAVILLE FOUNDATION 

Funding for the spatial documentation of the Old Fourah Bay College in Freetown, Sierra Leone.     

2021

THE SAVILLE FOUNDATION

Funding for the spatial documentation of the Bunce Island Fort, Sierra Leone.

2021

SOUTH AFRICAN HERITAGE RESOURCE AGENCY (SAHRA)

Funding for the spatial documentation of the West Coast Fossil Park, South Africa.

2021

SOUTH AFRICAN HERITAGE RESOURCE AGENCY (SAHRA)

Funding for the spatial documentation of Mapungubwe Hill, South Africa.

2021

SOUTH AFRICAN HERITAGE RESOURCE AGENCY (SAHRA)

Funding for the creation of animation videos for the Dubai Expo 2021 of the following South African heritage sites/structures:
- Cape Town City Hall & Nelson Mandela Statue
- Bokoni Stone Enclosures in Blauboschkraal
- West Coast Fossil Park
- Wonderwerk Cave
- Mapungubwe Hill 

PARTNERS, COLLABORATORS & ASSOCIATES

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