KZN Museum staff in Cape Town

2019-12-18 06:00
KwaZulu-Natal Museum staff at a workshop held in Cape Town recently.PHOTO: SUPPLIED

KwaZulu-Natal Museum staff at a workshop held in Cape Town recently.PHOTO: SUPPLIED

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KWAZULU-NATAL Museum staff from the Human and Natural Science department attended a workshop which was held at the Iziko­ South African Museum in Cape Town recently.

The workshop was aimed specifically at English-speaking African countries, targeting young museum professionals not older than 45.

According to KZN Museum public relations officer Viranna Frank: “About 30 participants from different countries attended the workshop, including two facilitators — Nomusa Makhubu, who is a Senior Lecturer of Art History at the University of Cape Town, and Nicole van Dijk, who is a curator at Museum Rotterdam.

“Participants came from across Africa, notably from South Africa, Zimbabwe, Lesotho, Botswana, Kenya, Ethiopia, Seychelles, Ghana, and Uganda.”

Frank added that lectures given by facilitators included: Museums as Institutions – The African Context, The Changing Role of the Museum in the 21st Century, Active Collecting for Social Change — Contemporary Interpretation of Heritage (case study: Museum Rotterdam), Community-Led or Community-Centered: Stakeholders, Plural Communities, Citizenship and Public Engagement (case study: Red Location Museum, Lwandle Migrant Labour Museum); as well as multiple narratives, challenging histories, heritage and reconciliation.

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