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Convening: Reimagining Heritage, Archives and Museums|Today/Tomorrow DAY 3

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

15 February 2024
09:00 – 17:30
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 multistakeholder 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 3 Programme

 

Discussion: Community Engagement – Engaging Communities: What Does it Mean to Serve the Community Well? (09:00 – 10:30)

Eric Itzkin (South Africa) | Goabaone Montsho (Botswana) | Puleng Plessie (South Africa) | Bridget Ulalo Shumba (Malawi) | Andrew Lamprecht (South Africa) | Moderated by Caryn Green (South Africa)

 

Discussion: Unboxing Mayibuye: Access to Digital Heritage (09:00 – 10:30)

Mariki Victor | Zandile Tshamlambo | Steve Kwena Mokwena | Moderated by Dr Koni Benson (South Africa)

 

Discussion: “Mutoko”: A Hidden Rock Art Treasure of Southern Africa/French Conservation Project (09:00 – 10:30)

Bradley Mottie | Janene van Wyk | ArtBank interns (South Africa)

 

Discussion: Contemporary Design as Heritage Preservation and Engagement (10:30 – 12:00)

Nkuli Mlangeni-Berg | Dr Erica de Greef | Thebe Magugu | Lukhanyo Mdingi | Mbali Mthethwa (South Africa) | Moderated by Emilie Gambade (France)

 

With a film screening of Geneology by Thebe Magugu

 

Workshop: The Present as an Archive: Intergenerational Dialogue Through Folklore (10:30 – 12:00)

Mpumi Mayisa (South Africa)

 

Workshop: The Urgency of Preserving and Archiving African Languages Through Storytelling (10:30 – 12:00)

Tsosheletso Chidi (South Africa)

 

Pecha Kucha & Talks Series: Digital Today/Tomorrow (13:45 – 14:45)

 

Beyond the Envelope: Museums as Living Heritage Landscapes

Gilbert Balinda (Rwanda, Belgium)

 

The Great Zimbabwe Digitisation

Nyaradzayi Maduro | William Mutikani (Zimbabwe)

 

Museum Metamorphosis: How Immersive Media Shapes Heritage Spaces

Orinayo Odubawo (Nigeria)

 

Imagining a future for African heritage using immersive technologies

Mahoutondji Kinmagbo (Benin)

 

Digital preservation techniques: Valorizing the Tunisian radio archive

Khalil Dris (Tunisia) based on a proposal by Sami Meddeb

 

Discussion: Heritage and Art: The Role of Private and Corporate Collectors in Valuing and Preserving African Heritage (14:45 – 15:45)

Benjamin Fellous (France) | Dr Same Mdluli | Louis Norval |Mandla Sibeko |Genevieve Ray | Moderated by Michelle Constant (South Africa)

 

Discussion: Let’s Talk Money: How Do We Pay for Heritage? (15:45 – 16:45)

Dr Paul Bayliss (South Africa) | Lucy MacGarry (South Africa) | Ryan Pillay (South Africa) | Dawn Robertson (South Africa) | Laurent Serrano (France) | Moderated by Ngaire Blankenberg (South Africa)

 

Closing Remarks (17:00 – 17:30)

Ngaire Blankenberg (South Africa) | Emmanuel Kasarhérou (France)

 

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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