The Institution has been in existence since 2005 when it replaced the National Monuments Council. It is the national administrative body responsible for the protection of Namibia's natural and cultural heritage.  


To reconcile cultures and share the benefits of Namibia's heritage and growth in our diverse cultural identities.

"if we stand tall it is because we stand on the shoulders of many ancestors"


To identify, protect and manage the natural and cultural heritage of Namibia.


  • Appreciation of the past
  • Teamwork 
  • Making every action count 
  • Transparency
  • Desire for a common future 
  • Respect for differences
  • Service Excellence