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Convening: Reimagining Heritage, Archives and Museums|Today/Tomorrow DAY 2

This convening signifies a renewed and ongoing commitment from the French Embassy and IFAS to support heritage, archive, and museum spaces in Africa.

14 February 2024
09:00 – 21:30
The Homecoming Centre
15 M59, District six , 7925, Cape Town, City of Cape Town Metropolitan Municipality, South Africa

The Reimagining Heritage, Archives and Museums: Today/Tomorrow international convening will take place from 13th to 15th February 2024 at the Homecoming Centre in Cape Town. Reimagining Heritage, Archives and Museums: Today/Tomorrow.

 

This multi-project, initiated by the Institut Français d’Afrique du Sud/French Institute of South Africa (IFAS) and the Embassy of France, is co-constructed with South African partners and in wider consultation with African institutions.

 

Themes range from more challenging issues such as funding, restitution, ‘Indigenization’ and collections care and management in an African context to community engagement, contemporary design as heritage preservation, the role of private collectors in heritage, and digital futures.

 

The convening aims to develop a framework for a new relational ethic between Southern Africa and France, and more broadly between the rest of Africa and Europe and set priorities for future cooperation projects between our regions. Additionally, it aims to explore ways to facilitate the preservation and promotion of heritage (material and immaterial), archives and museums through new ideas and concrete tools and programmes; and to address the complex challenges of today, driven by new technologies and vocal civil movements.

 


Day 2 Programme

 

Keynote: A Radical Commitment to Repair: Perspectives on Restitution (09:00 – 09:30)

 

Molemo Moiloa (South Africa)

 

Performance Lecture: From Broken Bones to Healing Hearts: My Journey with Sarah Baartman (09:30 – 10:00)

 

Dr Diana Ferrus | Siphokazi Jonas (South Africa)

 

Roundtable Discussion: Repatriation and Restitution: From Conversation to Action (10:45 – 12:45)

 

Rasoarifetra Bako (Madagascar) | Veronika Châtelain (Senegal) | Emmanuel Kasarhérou (France) | Simbayi Cogen Qwasira (Zimbabwe) | Zakhele Ndlovu (South Africa) | Dr Rudo Sithole (Zimbabwe) | Moderated by Prof. Ciraj Rassool (South Africa).

 

Funding Restitution: Challenges of Levelling the Field

Veronika Châtelain (Senegal)

 

 

Exhibition Walkabout: Truth to Power: Desmond Tutu and the Churches in the Struggle Against Apartheid (12:45 – 14:15)

 

Desmond and Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation

 

Exhibition Walkabout: Kewpie: Daughter of District 6 Exhibition (12:45 – 14:15)

 

District Six Museum

Keval Harie | Tina Smith (South Africa)

 

Discussion: Collections Care and Heritage Management for Africa: Who Are Collections Really For? (14:30 – 16:00)

 

Linda Chernis (South Africa) | Mamokuena Makhema (Lesotho) | Gabriele Mohale (South Africa) | Dr Ndukuyakhe Ndlovu (South Africa) | Marie Perrier (France) | Moderated Maggi Loubser (South Africa).

 

Demonstration: Djowamon (14:30 – 15:30)

 

Veronica Maduna | Precious Mothiba (South Africa)

 

Workshop: Augmenting the Archive: Exploring AR and Digital Preservation for Accessibility & Interactivity (14:30 – 16:00)

Innocent Fungurani (Zimbabwe, Lesotho)

 

Discussion: Heritage and Spirit (16:45 – 18:00)

 

Opening performance: Genesis 1

 

Gregory Maqoma (South Africa)

 

Gogo Khanyakude (South Africa) | Azah Mphago (South Africa) | Jay Pather (South Africa) | Motsane G. Seabela (South Africa) | Moderated by Mwenya Kabwe (Zambia, South Africa)

 

 

Pecha Kucha & Talk Series (16:45 – 17:30)

 

Innovative and Creative Approaches When Dealing with Poisonous and Hazardous Heritage Objects

 

Mudzunga Munzhedzi (South Africa)

 

Fostering Community Engagement in the Preservation of Prehistoric Heritage

 

Betty Karanja (Kenya)

 

Protecting cultural heritage in South Africa: Exports, Security and Vulnerability

 

Prof Jen Snowball (South Africa)

 

Whose Museum? Collaboration and Contestation over Heritage Management at the Cultural and Museum Center Karonga in Malawi

 

Dr Mwayi Lusaka (Malawi)

 

Challenges and Opportunities Associated with Digitization Efforts in Kenya and South Africa: The Case of Lamu World Heritage Site and the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site

 

Anela Lupuwana (South Africa) | Khaulah Abdulkadir (Kenya)

 

 

Walkabout: Seismography of Struggle (19:00 – 20:00)

 

Zeitz MOCAA

Zahia Rahmani (France)

 

Cocktail Evening at Zeitz MOCAA (20:00 – 21:30)

 

 

Note: Schedule and topics are subject to change; limited capacity for certain events; booking essential for the Design Thinking Workshop.

 

The Homecoming Centre
15 M59, District six , 7925, Cape Town, City of Cape Town Metropolitan Municipality, South Africa
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Convening: Reimagining Heritage, Archives and Museums|Today/Tomorrow
This convening signifies a renewed and ongoing commitment from the French Embassy and IFAS to support heritage, archive, and museum spaces in Africa.
13 February 2024
15 M59, District six , 7925, Cape Town, City of Cape Town Metropolitan Municipality, South Africa
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