Your chance to interpret history

2018-04-24 06:01
Learners are encouraged to submit their work to the museum.

Learners are encouraged to submit their work to the museum.

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Simon’s Town Museum is encouraging learners to take pride and be active in their museums.

The museum is running the “My museum, my local history” exhibition to allow people to tell their own history. The works will be exhibited at the museum for a month.

Tazneem Wentzel, education officer at Simon’s Town Museum, says she was doing an outreach at schools when she realised that learners have beautiful and meaningful work that can be exhibited. “We are running this programme to call on learners and everyone else that wants to take part.”

Wentzel called on aspiring artists, curators, historians and engineers who dream of making their own exhibition to make use of the opportunity. “Now is the time to bring out your researh skills and creative eye to the museum for exhibition,” she says.

The museum will be opening up space for the exhibition. “We are looking for creative and innovative interpretations of the theme ‘My museum, my local history’. This is a great opportunity to expand learning with the museum as an educational space. We hope that schools will consider this opportunity to encourage their learners to participate and submit their work. We want to give everyone a voice and also start a conversation through the work they submit,” says Wentzel.

She has no doubt the initiative will increase the number of visitors to the museum including the youth. “Their parents as well will also want to come and see their work.”

Anyone can submit a piece or collection of their work – submit your imagining of what your museum and your history looks like. Winners will be announced on Tuesday 15 May. The exhibition will be installed on Friday 18 May and it will be open to the public for a month from May to June.

V To submit your work, go to to download the entry form.


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