May
03

Archives and Public Culture Research Initiative responds to the fire at UCT

The APC has received countless enquiries from concerned and shocked researchers. This has prompted us to set up a dedicated space on our website, where we can collate the latest updates on the destruction, and hopefully survival, of the African Studies collection and other sections of the UCT's Special Collections Library. We have set-up a dedicate...
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May
03

World Economic Forum: Stolen colonial-era objects will be ‘unconditionally’ returned, says the Netherlands

The Netherlands is going to return stolen artefacts | World Economic Forum Dutch state collections should have no place for items acquired by theft, the government says. https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2021/02/all-stolen-colonial-era-artefacts-will-be-returned-says-netherlands/
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Apr
20

The Daily Maverick: 20 April 2021: Mother City Fire: UCT's intellectual heart ripped out

Mother City fire: UCT’s intellectual heart ripped out... The Jagger Reading Room has been devastated and some of its most precious and irreplaceable intellectual content has been lost. The heart of any university is the library – it is the centre for knowledge production, one of the key purposes of any university. https://www.dailymaverick.co.za/op...
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Apr
12

uLwazi 2021: Publication of the uMsunduzi and Ncome Museums

uLwazi voume 6, 2021 Publication of the uMsunduzi and Ncome Museums https://online.fliphtml5.com/lxjxa/pmvm/#p=2
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Apr
09

Daily Maverick: 8 April 2021: How to stop the degradation of our museums and cultural infrastructure

How to stop the degradation of our museums and cultural... We are witnessing the collapse or near collapse of key museums and heritage institutions in South Africa. How do we remedy this? https://www.dailymaverick.co.za/opinionista/2021-04-08-how-to-stop-the-degradation-of-our-museums-and-cultural-infrastructure/amp/?__twitter_impression=true&s...
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Mar
31

Kimberley Africana Library: Preventative Conservation of Photographs Workshop - September 2021

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Mar
24

What's on at The Pretoria Art Museum

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Mar
15

Museum Alive: AR iPhone app with narration by Sir David Attenborough

Museum Alive is an iPhone app with AR dioramas - The Verge The Museum Alive iPhone app brings extinct creatures to life on your living room table thanks to augmented reality. Oh, and narration by Sir David Attenborough doesn’t hurt, either. https://www.theverge.com/22299611/museum-alive-iphone-app-david-attenborough-augmented-reality ‎Museum Alive ...
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Mar
02

Tourism Business Council SA: South Africa's Tourism Industry COVID-19 Impact

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Mar
01

Did you know? From Ditsong Museums of South Africa

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Feb
17

New SAMA Constitution Approved: 10 February 2021

The amendments to the SAMA Constitution were unanimously approved at a Special General Meeting held on 10 February 2021. SAMA Council will now proceed to complete the application for NPO status with our new Constitution. See https://samuseums.co.za/about/key-documents to download a copy of the updated Constitution. 
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Feb
15

BBC News: Covid-19: The secret life of museums during lockdown

Covid-19: The secret life of museums during lockdown - BBC News Enter some description here... https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-55755740
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Feb
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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Feb
02

MuseumNext: Museum Digital Ideas from 2020

Museum Digital Ideas from 2020 - MuseumNext Founded in 2009 in England, MuseumNext brings together a passionate community of museum leaders, makers and innovators to ask 'what's next for museums?' https://www.museumnext.com/article/museum-digital-ideas-from-2020/
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Feb
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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Jan
19

Rupert Museum: Basic Bookbinding and Book Repairs Course

 Basic Bookbinding & Book Repairs. "Your First Steps in Bookbinding"Learn how to give your worn books a new lease on life at the BOOKBINDING WORKSHOP. Two Day workshop 30 & 31 January 2021. This workshop is part of our first Museum Saturday of the year! Each day starts at 10H00 – 16H00. Price: R875 Book via https://rupertmuseum.or...
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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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