Jan
04

Decolonising as a Verb: 25-26 November 2020: Webinar Recordings

COMCOL, ICOM-SA and SAMA organized a joint seminar in November 2020 to explore with international guests different concepts and practices of decolonization in the context of collection and collecting. The link below contains recordings of the webinar.   https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCg5s00ljGTBfR8rtoU1LkXA
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Jan
02

SAMA Special AGM: 10 February 2021

A resolution to amend the SAMA Constitution was submitted to the AGM of 28 October 2020. Despite no votes against the amendments, we could not, unfortunately, adopt the amended constitution as we did not reach the required quorum of 2/3 of members in good standing. We therefore give notice of a Special AGM to be held online on Wednesday, 10 Februar...
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Dec
03

Launch of UNESCO report on museums in the face of COVID-19

Launch of UNESCO Report on museums around the world in the face of COVID-19 https://en.unesco.org/news/launch-unesco-report-museums-around-world-face-covid-19
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Nov
27

Links on decolonising the museum

These links on experiences of decolonising the museum came from the recent ICOM, SAMA and COMCOL seminar:  Indigenising and Decolonising the Museum - Nordnorsk Kunstmuseum A story about indigenising and decolonising the museum, presenting concrete strategies and actionable measures for rapid change. Sámi Dáiddamusea or Sámi https://www.mu...
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Nov
26

Call for Contributions: Samantics

You are invited to submit contributions for the next issue of Samantics. Contributions can include short articles, news from museums or book reviews. The deadline is 30 November 2020 and contributions should be submitted to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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Nov
14

SAMA and Dutch Cultural Heritage Agency: Train the Trainer Conservation Workshop: 30 November-2 December 2020

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Nov
12

Museum Definition Crisis Panel Discussion: 27 November 2020

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Nov
09

uMsunduzi Museum: 8th Courageous Conversations Conference: 13 November 2020

 See https://www.facebook.com/UMsunduzi-and-Ncome-Museums-245832682108546/ for details. Contact: For more information contact Ms. Elrica Henning - T: 033 394 6834, E: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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Nov
08

Decolonizing as a verb: Online Seminar: 25-26 November 2020

Download PDF File Here  In recent years, museums across the globe have been tackling the challenges of decolonizing in their institutions. They do this in response to a growing demand from society that museums should face their historical selves and their inherited practices. Museums are challenged to acknowledge their past, understand how the...
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Nov
04

Daily Maverick: 2 November 2020: NLC boss tells Parliament non-existent R13-million minstrel museum has been completed

NLC boss tells Parliament non-existent R13-million mins... National Lotteries Commission head Thabang Mampane has responded to Parliamentary questions about some lottery grants. In the reply she lists three projects, amounting to over R50-million, for the Cape Town minstrels funded by the lottery. One such project was for the building of a minstrel...
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Nov
02

ICOM-SA AGM: 24 November 2020 and Information on funding: ICOM Solidarity Fund

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Nov
01

The Art Newspaper: 29 October 2020: Louvre and French Museums Close

Louvre and French museums close, while German museums await clarity in second coronavirus lockdown | The Art Newspaper Closing German museums would be “a hard blow for the institutions and society,” the country's museums association says https://www.theartnewspaper.com/news/louvre-and-french-museums-close-while-german-museums-await-clarity-in-secon...
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Nov
01

Government Gazette vol. 664 of 7.10.2020 permitting museums to open subject to COVID-19 Protocols.

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Oct
21

SAMA Webinar Invite and Programme: 28 October 2020

Book tickets for South African Museums Association 2020 Conference and AGM Webinar https://qkt.io/OD6oM5 Download PDF File Here
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Oct
15

The Guardian: 8 October 2020: Dutch museums vow to return art looted by colonialists

Dutch museums vow to return art looted by colonialists | Netherlands | The Guardian Estimated 100,000 exhibits may be repatriated to remedy historical ‘injustices’ https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/oct/08/dutch-museums-vow-to-return-art-looted-by-colonialists
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Oct
12

Revision of SAMA Constitution Information Session

Please find attached a notice for a Zoom meeting to be held on 21 October 2020 at 10am. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss in depth the revision of the constitution prior to the AGM. Please inform the SAMA Office (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) if you would like to attend so we can send you the link. All documents related to the Constitu...
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Sep
30

SAMA AGM and Webinar

The 84th SAMA Annual General Meeting will be held online on Wednesday 28 October 2020 from 9h00-11.30 am. The AGM forms part of a webinar programme entitled 'Interacting at a distance'. Click here to book free tickets: https://qkt.io/OD6oM5The SAMA constitution has been revised for NPO purposes and will be tabled at the AGM for approval. A cop...
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Sep
29

Cape Times: 29 September 2020: D6 Museum's founder Dr Nagia dies

https://www.pressreader.com/south-africa/cape-times/20200929/281487868794317
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Sep
25

SA Navy Museum reopens over weekends from 3 October

The SA Navy Museum in Simon's Town reopens fully - on weekends as well as in the week from Saturday 3 October 2020. See video below. Details on: https://sanavymuseum.co.za/
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Sep
23

Cape Argus: 23 September 2020: Museums in chronic state

Cape Argus: 23 September 2020
SAMA comments on funding for South African museums.  https://www.iol.co.za/capeargus/news/cape-town-museums-in-a-chronic-state-of-neglect-and-disrepair-274d3bb9-01bf-4ff1-884d-0bffda4c070e
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