Father Jean Jacques Corbeil, French-Canadian Catholic Missionary founded the museum and named it Moto Moto (fire, fire) after Bishop Joseph Dupont whose incessant pipe smoking habit earned him the 'Moto Moto' nickname.
The museum was established by the National Museums Board
through the Act of Parliament, Cap 267 of 1966 of the Zambian Laws. It was
officially opened in 1974 when it became one of the national museums
The museum collection is in the fields of Ethnography and
Art, Prehistory, History and Natural History. The museum which is mainly
ethnographic exhibits material and social culture of northern
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