SA’s rugby museum nominated for international award

2014-03-25 11:41

The Springbok Experience rugby museum at the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town has been shortlisted for an international museums award.

The South African Rugby Union’s (Saru) installation has been bracketed with museums from Lausanne, Antwerp, The Hague and Amsterdam in the annual Museums + Heritage Awards in the UK.

“We have had fantastic feedback from visitors to The Experience since we opened on Heritage Day in September and this nomination is a feather in the cap for the Saru team and our designers,” Saru CEO Jurie Roux said in a statement today.

“The brief was to create a ‘wow’ experience that told the full story of the history of South African rugby in all communities in a location that was accessible to as wide a range of people as possible and that’s what we got.

“Just as importantly, we have brought the story of black rugby in the pre-unity era to the centre.”

The winner will be announced at the awards ceremony at Olympia, London, on May 14.

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