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Museum curator interviews

We've collected all of the interviews that the Creative Feel team has filmed for DITSONG: Museums of South Africa and put them into one comprehensive page for you to browse

A Tribute to Dr CK ‘Bob’ Brain

Beginnings and early career history Charles Kimberlin ‘Bob’ Brain (see Fig. 1) was born on 7 May 1931 in what was then Salisbury (now Harare), Rhodesia (Zimbabwe). From his earliest

Sharpeville Funeral Human Rights Day

A most important day

When South Africa held its first democratic election in 1994, Nelson Mandela declared the 21st of March as Human Rights Day to commemorate the Sharpeville massacre and to pay homage to all of those who

Haasgat: The Cliffhanger

The Haasgat cave system has been the site of a substantial amount of research over the years, revealing further links to our natural history. In this article by Lazarus Kgasi,

Julia Roelofse interview DITSONG Kruger Museum Russian Bratina

The Bratina of Russian brotherhood

Compiled by: Julia Roelofse, Deputy Director: DITSONG: Kruger Museum and DITSONG: Willem Prinsloo Agricultural Museum. In 1962, the public was able to see an exhibition of a selection of honorary

DITSONG condiment spoons and pickle forks hidden treasures

Hidden treasures found in the backlog

Sterling silver condiment spoons and pickle forks by the gold- and silversmith, Kurt Jobst Compiled by Corine MeyerPHOTOS Jade Curgenven While selecting objects from the backlog during the GRAP 103

Annabell Lebethe DITSONG museum curator

Encore | Annabell Lebethe

Annabell Lebethe is the CEO of DITSONG: Museums of South Africa. Lebethe is well known for her leadership roles in the arts and culture sector, having led organisations such as

DITSONG National Museum of Cultural History mummy mummification

Unwrapping the Mummy

Frank Teichert, Curator Archaeology and Human Remains, DITSONG: National Museum of Cultural History, takes an in-depth look at the mummies in the DITSONG collection. Why are so many people fascinated

DITSONG Museums South Africa Heritage Day Month celebrations

Heritage Day at DITSONG

With Heritage Day coming up later this month, Mariet Conradie and Julia Roelofse of DITSONG: Museums of South Africa explore the importance of celebrating heritage worldwide, and outline how they

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