Heritage touches heartstrings

2018-09-06 06:02
Hayden Proud, curator of historical collections of paintings and sculpture with a group of students.PHOTO: Iziko museums/ Nigel Pamplin

Hayden Proud, curator of historical collections of paintings and sculpture with a group of students.PHOTO: Iziko museums/ Nigel Pamplin

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The story of our great-grandparents’ courtship during the war, and the ritual of present generations handing over an heirloom – these intimate moments form part of our individual heritage.

The dozens of letters bound with lace ribbon, still held in a steel box; war medals; a special teapot; the wedding dress, locket and brooch gifted from mother to daughter.

The legendry family stories told and retold, handed down through the ages. These specific intangible accounts capture our personal histories and shape our identity.

Our national monuments; historical sites; artworks; artefacts; the natural world we live in, as well as customs, rituals, dances, language, music and stories all form part of our heritage.

It includes the practices and objects inherited from the past, which shape what we value, how we think today, and what we choose to preserve and share with future generations.

September marks the beginning of Heritage Month. Formerly known as Shaka Day, 24 September became a public holiday post-1994.

As a nation, we have a rich cultural heritage, as well as a traumatic legacy and history. Collectively, South Africans from all walks of life are called upon to celebrate our diversity on Heritage Day.

Iziko Museums of South Africa will commemorate Heritage Month, hosting the exciting week-long in_herit Festival, a cultural programme that kicks off with a Heritage Day celebration.

City Vision is the proud media partner of the in_herit Festival.

The organisation offers free entrance to selected Iziko museums during Heritage Week, Monday 24 to Sunday 30 September.

The Castle of Good Hope and Groot Constantia are free only on Heritage Day (Monday 24 September). The Iziko Planetarium and Digital Dome are half-price on Heritage Day.

Iziko is an isiXhosa word, meaning “hearth”, traditionally and symbolically the social centre of the home; a place associated with warmth, kinship and ancestral spirits. Here food is prepared and shared, stories are told and knowledge passed from one generation to the next.

Similarly, the museums that make up Iziko are spaces for cultural interaction, creating connections between our shared history, our heritage, and each other.

Iziko’s exhibitions, programmes and events are aligned to the national theme.

The story of our great-grandparents’ courtship during the war, and the ritual of present generations handing over an heirloom – these intimate moments form part of our individual heritage.

The dozens of letters bound with lace ribbon, still held in a steel box; war medals; a special teapot; the wedding dress, locket and brooch gifted from mother to daughter. The legendry family stories told and retold, handed down through the ages. These specific intangible accounts capture our personal histories and shape our identity.

Our national monuments; historical sites; artworks; artefacts; the natural world we live in, as well as customs, rituals, dances, language, music and stories all form part of our heritage. It includes the practices and objects inherited from the past, which shape what we value, how we think today, and what we choose to preserve and share with future generations.

September marks the beginning of Heritage Month. Formerly known as Shaka Day, 24 September became a public holiday post-1994. As a nation, we have a rich cultural heritage, as well as a traumatic legacy and history. Collectively, South Africans from all walks of life are called upon to celebrate our diversity on Heritage Day.

Iziko Museums of South Africa will commemorate Heritage Month, hosting the exciting week-long in_herit Festival, a cultural programme that kicks off with a Heritage Day celebration.

People’s Post is the proud media partner of the in_herit Festival.

The organisation offers free entrance to selected Iziko museums during Heritage Week, Monday 24 to Sunday 30 September. The Castle of Good Hope and Groot Constantia are free only on Heritage Day (Monday 24 September). The Iziko Planetarium and Digital Dome are half-price on Heritage Day.

Iziko is an isiXhosa word, meaning “hearth”, traditionally and symbolically the social centre of the home; a place associated with warmth, kinship and ancestral spirits. Here food is prepared and shared, stories are told and knowledge passed from one generation to the next. Similarly, the museums that make up Iziko are spaces for cultural interaction, creating connections between our shared history, our heritage, and each other.

Iziko’s exhibitions, programmes and events are aligned to and support the national theme “The year of Nelson Mandela: Advancing transformation of South Africa’s heritage landscape”. It speaks directly to the core business of conserving and keeping heritage alive, as well as engendering respect for South Africa’s diverse heritage.

The dozens of letters bound with lace ribbon, still held in a steel box; war medals; a special teapot; the wedding dress, locket and brooch gifted from mother to daughter. The legendry family stories told and retold, handed down through the ages. These specific intangible accounts capture our personal histories and shape our identity.

Our national monuments; historical sites; artworks; artefacts; the natural world we live in, as well as customs, rituals, dances, language, music and stories all form part of our heritage. It includes the practices and objects inherited from the past, which shape what we value, how we think today, and what we choose to preserve and share with future generations.

September marks the beginning of Heritage Month. Formerly known as Shaka Day, 24 September became a public holiday post-1994. As a nation, we have a rich cultural heritage, as well as a traumatic legacy and history. Collectively, South Africans from all walks of life are called upon to celebrate our diversity on Heritage Day.

Iziko Museums of South Africa will commemorate Heritage Month, hosting the exciting week-long in_herit Festival, a cultural programme that kicks off with a Heritage Day celebration.

People’s Post is the proud media partner of the in_herit Festival.

The organisation offers free entrance to selected Iziko museums during Heritage Week, Monday 24 to Sunday 30 September. The Castle of Good Hope and Groot Constantia are free only on Heritage Day (Monday 24 September). The Iziko Planetarium and Digital Dome are half-price on Heritage Day.

Iziko’s exhibitions, programmes and events are aligned to and support the national theme “The year of Nelson Mandela: Advancing transformation of South Africa’s heritage landscape”.

It speaks directly to the core business of conserving and keeping heritage alive, as well as engendering respect for South Africa’s diverse heritage.

The story of our great-grandparents’ courtship during the war, and the ritual of present generations handing over an heirloom – these intimate moments form part of our individual heritage.

The dozens of letters bound with lace ribbon, still held in a steel box; war medals; a special teapot; the wedding dress, locket and brooch gifted from mother to daughter. The legendry family stories told and retold, handed down through the ages. These specific intangible accounts capture our personal histories and shape our identity.

Our national monuments; historical sites; artworks; artefacts; the natural world we live in, as well as customs, rituals, dances, language, music and stories all form part of our heritage. It includes the practices and objects inherited from the past, which shape what we value, how we think today, and what we choose to preserve and share with future generations.

September marks the beginning of Heritage Month. Formerly known as Shaka Day, 24 September became a public holiday post-1994. As a nation, we have a rich cultural heritage, as well as a traumatic legacy and history. Collectively, South Africans from all walks of life are called upon to celebrate our diversity on Heritage Day.

Iziko Museums of South Africa will commemorate Heritage Month, hosting the exciting week-long in_herit Festival, a cultural programme that kicks off with a Heritage Day celebration.

People’s Post is the proud media partner of the in_herit Festival.

The organisation offers free entrance to selected Iziko museums during Heritage Week, Monday 24 to Sunday 30 September. The Castle of Good Hope and Groot Constantia are free only on Heritage Day (Monday 24 September). The Iziko Planetarium and Digital Dome are half-price on Heritage Day.

Iziko is an isiXhosa word, meaning “hearth”, traditionally and symbolically the social centre of the home; a place associated with warmth, kinship and ancestral spirits. Here food is prepared and shared, stories are told and knowledge passed from one generation to the next. Similarly, the museums that make up Iziko are spaces for cultural interaction, creating connections between our shared history, our heritage, and each other.

Iziko’s exhibitions, programmes and events are aligned to and support the national theme “The year of Nelson Mandela: Advancing transformation of South Africa’s heritage landscape”. It speaks directly to the core business of conserving and keeping heritage alive..

The story of our great-grandparents’ courtship during the war, and the ritual of present generations handing over an heirloom – these intimate moments form part of our individual heritage.

The dozens of letters bound with lace ribbon, still held in a steel box; war medals; a special teapot; the wedding dress, locket and brooch gifted from mother to daughter. The legendry family stories told and retold, handed down through the ages. These specific intangible accounts capture our personal histories and shape our identity.

Our national monuments; historical sites; artworks; artefacts; the natural world we live in, as well as customs, rituals, dances, language, music and stories all form part of our heritage. It includes the practices and objects inherited from the past, which shape what we value, how we think today, and what we choose to preserve and share with future generations.

September marks the beginning of Heritage Month. Formerly known as Shaka Day, 24 September became a public holiday post-1994. As a nation, we have a rich cultural heritage, as well as a traumatic legacy and history. Collectively, South Africans from all walks of life are called upon to celebrate our diversity on Heritage Day.

Iziko Museums of South Africa will commemorate Heritage Month, hosting the exciting week-long in_herit Festival, a cultural programme that kicks off with a Heritage Day celebration.

People’s Post is the proud media partner of the in_herit Festival.

The organisation offers free entrance to selected Iziko museums during Heritage Week, Monday 24 to Sunday 30 September. The Castle of Good Hope and Groot Constantia are free only on Heritage Day (Monday 24 September). The Iziko Planetarium and Digital Dome are half-price on Heritage Day.

Iziko is an isiXhosa word, meaning “hearth”, traditionally and symbolically the social centre of the home; a place associated with warmth, kinship and ancestral spirits. Here food is prepared and shared, stories are told and knowledge passed from one generation to the next. Similarly, the museums that make up Iziko are spaces for cultural interaction, creating connections between our shared history, our heritage, and each other.

Iziko’s exhibitions, programmes and events are aligned to and support the national theme “The year of Nelson Mandela: Advancing transformation of South Africa’s heritage landscape”. It speaks directly to the core business of conserving and keeping heritage alive..

The dozens of letters bound with lace ribbon, still held in a steel box; war medals; a special teapot; the wedding dress, locket and brooch gifted from mother to daughter. The legendry family stories told and retold, handed down through the ages. These specific intangible accounts capture our personal histories and shape our identity. Our national monuments; historical sites; artworks; artefacts; the natural world we live in, as well as customs, rituals, dances, language, music and stories all form part of our heritage. It includes the practices and objects inherited from the past, which shape what we value, how we think today, and what we choose to preserve and share with future generations.

Iziko Museums of South Africa will commemorate Heritage Month, hosting the exciting week-long in_herit Festival, a cultural programme that kicks off with a Heritage Day celebration.

People’s Post is the proud media partner of the in_herit Festival.

The organisation offers free entrance to selected Iziko museums during Heritage Week, Monday 24 to Sunday 30 September. The Castle of Good Hope and Groot Constantia are free only on Heritage Day (Monday 24 September). The Iziko Planetarium and Digital Dome are half-price on Heritage Day.

Iziko’s exhibitions, programmes and events are aligned to and support the national theme “The year of Nelson Mandela: Advancing transformation of South Africa’s heritage landscape”.

The story of our great-grandparents’ courtship during the war, and the ritual of present generations handing over an heirloom – these intimate moments form part of our individual heritage.

The dozens of letters bound with lace ribbon, still held in a steel box; war medals; a special teapot; the wedding dress, locket and brooch gifted from mother to daughter. The legendry family stories told and retold, handed down through the ages. These specific intangible accounts capture our personal histories and shape our identity.

Our national monuments; historical sites; artworks; artefacts; the natural world we live in, as well as customs, rituals, dances, language, music and stories all form part of our heritage. It includes the practices and objects inherited from the past, which shape what we value, how we think today, and what we choose to preserve and share with future generations.

September marks the beginning of Heritage Month. Formerly known as Shaka Day, 24 September became a public holiday post-1994. As a nation, we have a rich cultural heritage, as well as a traumatic legacy and history. Collectively, South Africans from all walks of life are called upon to celebrate our diversity on Heritage Day.

Iziko Museums of South Africa will commemorate Heritage Month, hosting the exciting week-long in_herit Festival, a cultural programme that kicks off with a Heritage Day celebration.

People’s Post is the proud media partner of the in_herit Festival.

The organisation offers free entrance to selected Iziko museums during Heritage Week, Monday 24 to Sunday 30 September. The Castle of Good Hope and Groot Constantia are free only on Heritage Day (Monday 24 September). The Iziko Planetarium and Digital Dome are half-price on Heritage Day.

Iziko is an isiXhosa word, meaning “hearth”, traditionally and symbolically the social centre of the home; a place associated with warmth, kinship and ancestral spirits. Here food is prepared and shared, stories are told and knowledge passed from one generation to the next. Similarly, the museums that make up Iziko are spaces for cultural interaction, creating connections between our shared history, our heritage, and each other.

Iziko’s exhibitions, programmes and events are aligned to and support the national theme “The year of Nelson Mandela: Advancing transformation of South Africa’s heritage landscape”. It speaks directly to the core business of conserving and keeping heritage alive..

The story of our great-grandparents’ courtship during the war, and the ritual of present generations handing over an heirloom – these intimate moments form part of our individual heritage.

The dozens of letters bound with lace ribbon, still held in a steel box; war medals; a special teapot; the wedding dress, locket and brooch gifted from mother to daughter. The legendry family stories told and retold, handed down through the ages. These specific intangible accounts capture our personal histories and shape our identity.

Our national monuments; historical sites; artworks; artefacts; the natural world we live in, as well as customs, rituals, dances, language, music and stories all form part of our heritage.

It includes the practices and objects inherited from the past, which shape what we value, how we think today, and what we choose to preserve and share with future generations.

September marks the beginning of Heritage Month. Formerly known as Shaka Day, 24 September became a public holiday post-1994. As a nation, we have a rich cultural heritage, as well as a traumatic legacy and history. Collectively, South Africans from all walks of life are called upon to celebrate our diversity on Heritage Day.

Iziko Museums of South Africa will commemorate Heritage Month, hosting the exciting week-long in_herit Festival, a cultural programme that kicks off with a Heritage Day celebration.

People’s Post is the proud media partner of the in_herit Festival.

The organisation offers free entrance to selected Iziko museums during Heritage Week, Monday 24 to Sunday 30 September. The Castle of Good Hope and Groot Constantia are free only on Heritage Day (Monday 24 September). The Iziko Planetarium and Digital Dome are half-price on Heritage Day.

Iziko is an isiXhosa word, meaning “hearth”, traditionally and symbolically the social centre of the home; a place associated with warmth, kinship and ancestral spirits. Here food is prepared and shared, stories are told and knowledge passed from one generation to the next. Similarly, the museums that make up Iziko are spaces for cultural interaction, creating connections between our shared history, our heritage, and each other.

Iziko’s exhibitions, programmes and events are aligned to and support the national theme “The year of Nelson Mandela: Advancing transformation of South Africa’s heritage landscape”. It speaks directly to the core business of conserving and keeping heritage alive, as well as engendering respect for South Africa’s diverse heritage.

The story of our great-grandparents’ courtship during the war, and the ritual of present generations handing over an heirloom – these intimate moments form part of our individual heritage.

The dozens of letters bound with lace ribbon, still held in a steel box; war medals; a special teapot; the wedding dress, locket and brooch gifted from mother to daughter. The legendry family stories told and retold, handed down through the ages. These specific intangible accounts capture our personal histories and shape our identity.

Our national monuments; historical sites; artworks; artefacts; the natural world we live in, as well as customs, rituals, dances, language, music and stories all form part of our heritage.

It includes the practices and objects inherited from the past, which shape what we value, how we think today, and what we choose to preserve and share with future generations.

September marks the beginning of Heritage Month. Formerly known as Shaka Day, 24 September became a public holiday post-1994. As a nation, we have a rich cultural heritage, as well as a traumatic legacy and history. Collectively, South Africans from all walks of life are called upon to celebrate our diversity on Heritage Day.

Iziko Museums of South Africa will commemorate Heritage Month, hosting the exciting week-long in_herit Festival, a cultural programme that kicks off with a Heritage Day celebration.

People’s Post is the proud media partner of the in_herit Festival.

The organisation offers free entrance to selected Iziko museums during Heritage Week, Monday 24 to Sunday 30 September. The Castle of Good Hope and Groot Constantia are free only on Heritage Day (Monday 24 September). The Iziko Planetarium and Digital Dome are half-price on Heritage Day.

Iziko is an isiXhosa word, meaning “hearth”, traditionally and symbolically the social centre of the home; a place associated with warmth, kinship and ancestral spirits. Here food is prepared and shared, stories are told and knowledge passed from one generation to the next. Similarly, the museums that make up Iziko are spaces for cultural interaction, creating connections between our shared history, our heritage, and each other.

Iziko’s exhibitions, programmes and events are aligned to and support the national theme “The year of Nelson Mandela: Advancing transformation of South Africa’s heritage landscape”. It speaks directly to the core business of conserving and keeping heritage alive, as well as engendering respect for South Africa’s diverse heritage.

The story of our great-grandparents’ courtship during the war, and the ritual of present generations handing over an heirloom – these intimate moments form part of our individual heritage.

The dozens of letters bound with lace ribbon, still held in a steel box; war medals; a special teapot; the wedding dress, locket and brooch gifted from mother to daughter. The legendry family stories told and retold, handed down through the ages. These specific intangible accounts capture our personal histories and shape our identity.

Our national monuments; historical sites; artworks; artefacts; the natural world we live in, as well as customs, rituals, dances, language, music and stories all form part of our heritage. It includes the practices and objects inherited from the past, which shape what we value, how we think today, and what we choose to preserve and share with future generations.

September marks the beginning of Heritage Month. Formerly known as Shaka Day, 24 September became a public holiday post-1994. As a nation, we have a rich cultural heritage, as well as a traumatic legacy and history. Collectively, South Africans from all walks of life are called upon to celebrate our diversity on Heritage Day.

Iziko Museums of South Africa will commemorate Heritage Month, hosting the exciting week-long in_herit Festival, a cultural programme that kicks off with a Heritage Day celebration.

People’s Post is the proud media partner of the in_herit Festival.

The organisation offers free entrance to selected Iziko museums during Heritage Week, Monday 24 to Sunday 30 September. The Castle of Good Hope and Groot Constantia are free only on Heritage Day (Monday 24 September). The Iziko Planetarium and Digital Dome are half-price on Heritage Day. Iziko is an isiXhosa word, meaning “hearth”, traditionally and symbolically the social centre of the home; a place associated with warmth, kinship and ancestral spirits. Here food is prepared and shared, stories are told and knowledge passed from one generation to the next. Similarly, the museums that make up Iziko are spaces for cultural interaction, creating connections between our shared history, our heritage, and each other.

Iziko’s exhibitions, programmes and events are aligned to and support the national theme “The year of Nelson Mandela: Advancing transformation of South Africa’s heritage landscape”. It speaks directly to the core business of conserving and keeping heritage alive, as well as engendering respect for South Africa’s diverse heritage.

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he dozens of letters bound with lace ribbon, still held in a steel box; war medals; a special teapot; the wedding dress, locket and brooch gifted from mother to daughter. The legendry family stories told and retold, handed down through the ages. These specific intangible accounts capture our personal histories and shape our identity.

Our national monuments; historical sites; artworks; artefacts; the natural world we live in, as well as customs, rituals, dances, language, music and stories all form part of our heritage. It includes the practices and objects inherited from the past, which shape what we value, how we think today, and what we choose to preserve and share with future generations.

September marks the beginning of Heritage Month. Formerly known as Shaka Day, 24 September became a public holiday post-1994. As a nation, we have a rich cultural heritage, as well as a traumatic legacy and history. Collectively, South Africans from all walks of life are called upon to celebrate our diversity on Heritage Day.

Iziko Museums of South Africa will commemorate Heritage Month, hosting the exciting week-long in_herit Festival, a cultural programme that kicks off with a Heritage Day celebration.

People’s Post is the proud media partner of the in_herit Festival.

The organisation offers free entrance to selected Iziko museums during Heritage Week, Monday 24 to Sunday 30 September. The Castle of Good Hope and Groot Constantia are free only on Heritage Day (Monday 24 September). The Iziko Planetarium and Digital Dome are half-price on Heritage Day.

Iziko is an isiXhosa word, meaning “hearth”, traditionally and symbolically the social centre of the home; a place associated with warmth, kinship and ancestral spirits. Here food is prepared and shared, stories are told and knowledge passed from one generation to the next.

Iziko’s exhibitions, programmes and events are aligned to and support the national theme “The year of Nelson Mandela: Advancing transformation of South Africa’s heritage landscape”.

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