Africa Day celebrations at the museum

2018-05-16 06:01
PHOTO: byrone athman(From left) Library assistant Thulisile Makhaya, Elrica Henning and chief librarian Velisiwe Dlomo.

PHOTO: byrone athman(From left) Library assistant Thulisile Makhaya, Elrica Henning and chief librarian Velisiwe Dlomo.

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A JOINT venture between the KZN and the Msunduzi museums will see both bodies host an array of events leading up to Africa Day on May 25. The KZN museum will update its 2017 Africa Day exhibition, which is still on display, for 2018. Silhouette cut-outs of Africa have been sent to 15 schools in Pietermaritzburg which will be turned into works of art, accompanying the Mandela theme, and will then be displayed at one of the temporary galleries in the KZN Museum. Famous storyteller and poet, Gcina Mhlope will render a storytelling session with invited schools and members of the public. This session is by invite only.

Leading up to Africa Day, the Msunduzi Museum will host Sello Hatang CEO of the Nelson Mandela Foundation, who will deliver the Mandela Centenary Lecture on May 18 from 10 am to 12 pm.

After the lecture, those in attendance will be treated to a viewing of a temporary exhibition about Nelson Mandela. A day after the lecture, there will be a Mandela Centenary Walk which will begin at the Msunduzi Museum at 9 am and conclude at the City Hall.

Among the guests will be mayor Themba Njilo who is expected to meet attendees at the City Hall where he will be handed a gift. Viranna Frank, head of marketing and public relations at the museum, said that they expect 200 people to attend both the walk and lecture, stating that the public is invited to attend and that entrance is free.


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