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๐—–๐—ฒ๐—น๐—ฒ๐—ฏ๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ช๐—ผ๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—ป ๐—ฎ๐˜ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ž๐˜„๐—ฎ๐—ญ๐˜‚๐—น๐˜‚-๐—ก๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฎ๐—น ๐— ๐˜‚๐˜€๐—ฒ๐˜‚๐—บ ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ฒ๐˜…๐—ฐ๐—ฒ๐—ฝ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ฎ๐—น ๐˜„๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ธ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ๐˜† ๐—ฑ๐—ผ.
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๐—ค: ๐—ง๐—ฒ๐—น๐—น ๐˜‚๐˜€ ๐˜„๐—ต๐—ผ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚ ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—ด๐—ถ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ ๐—ฎ ๐—ฏ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ฒ๐—ณ ๐—ฑ๐—ฒ๐˜€๐—ฐ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ฝ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—น๐—ฒ ๐—ฎ๐˜ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐— ๐˜‚๐˜€๐—ฒ๐˜‚๐—บ.
A: My name is Chiara Singh and Iโ€™m currently working as a Project Assistant in the Department of Human Sciences. The department works towards the promotion and conservation of a large anthropology and archaeology collection by documenting and researching as much as we can about every object and artefact we have.
๐—ค: ๐—ช๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜ ๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜€ ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ๐—ฒ๐—ป ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐—ฏ๐—ถ๐—ด๐—ด๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜ ๐—ต๐—ถ๐—ด๐—ต๐—น๐—ถ๐—ด๐—ต๐˜ ๐˜„๐—ต๐—ถ๐—น๐˜€๐˜ ๐˜„๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ธ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ฎ๐˜ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ž๐˜„๐—ฎ๐—ญ๐˜‚๐—น๐˜‚-๐—ก๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฎ๐—น ๐— ๐˜‚๐˜€๐—ฒ๐˜‚๐—บ?
A: I have worked on a few projects since I joined the Museum but two projects stand out for me, which I am currently working on in conjunction with Dr Justine Wintjes under the African Digital Humanities programme: the Five Hundred Year Archive and Metsemegologolo. The Five Hundred Year Archive convenes digital resources online for the study of pre-colonial history in the KZN region. Metsemegologolo (meaning โ€˜ancient townsโ€™ in Setswana) is a linked project that seeks to promote understanding of precolonial African urbanisms. Both projects are experimental and their websites are in development, so watch this space!
Itโ€™s very exciting for us because we get to see some of the earliest objects in our collection displayed online where they can be engaged with by a wider audience. Dr Wintjes and myself have worked towards building these online curations for academics and the general public to explore and interact with. These two projects have been the biggest highlight for me in terms of personal, departmental, and museum achievements. I have gained a lot of experience and we are learning so much as a department about digitization and online databases and how that will help the KwaZulu-Natal Museum in the near future.
๐—ค: ๐—ช๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜ ๐—ฎ๐—ฑ๐˜ƒ๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐—ฒ ๐˜„๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—น๐—ฑ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚ ๐—ด๐—ถ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ป๐—ด ๐˜„๐—ผ๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—ป ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜ ๐˜„๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—น๐—ฑ ๐—น๐—ถ๐—ธ๐—ฒ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—ฝ๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐˜€๐˜‚๐—ฒ ๐—ฎ ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐—ถ๐—ป ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐—ณ๐—ถ๐—ฒ๐—น๐—ฑ ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐˜„๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ธ?
A: The best advice that I can give to any young woman who would like to become an archaeologist or anthropologist is to follow your passion and believe in yourself and your capabilities because that will always show in the work that you do. There will always be people who believe in you in this line of work and the opportunities might take a while to arrive but once they do, there will be nothing to stop you from persevering.
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Fieldwork in the Groot Winterhoek Mountains, Eastern Cape Province ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  Dr Ghilraen Laue of the Human...

Behind the scenes

The Exhibitions department regularly measures temperatures, light and relative humidity in the galleries to provide a representation of the environmen...

๐—™๐—ถ๐—ฟ๐˜€๐˜ ๐—”๐—ป๐—ป๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ป๐—ฐ๐—ฒ๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜: ๐—–๐—ฎ๐—น๐—น ๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐—˜๐˜…๐—ฝ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜€๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐—œ๐—ป๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜Nomanslandโ€™s Past in Paint, Stone, Iron, and PaperSymposium, KwaZulu-Natal Museum, 5-9 December 202...

New upgrades

As part of the ongoing upgrades in the KwaZulu-Natal Museum, the pillars at our reception is getting a new look. Clayton Flanagan who is one of ...

History of Vaccines

Because of the ongoing global pandemic, the KwaZulu-Natal Museum took the initiative to put up relevant and informative signs in the courtyard area ...

No mask no entry!

The KwaZulu-Natal Museum follows strict Covid19 regulations, among other things, no mask no entry. Weโ€™ve even gone to the extent of instilling thi...

Power of Georeferencing

In order for the world to better understand climatic changes, things like Species Distribution Models (SMDs) are mostly used to understand what we cal...

Marketing Internship - online content

Introducing our Marketing Intern, ๐—ข๐—ป๐—ด๐—ฒ๐˜‡๐—ถ๐˜„๐—ฒ ๐——๐—ฎ๐—บ๐—ผ๐˜†๐—ถ.Ongeziwe is learning about museum marketing and online content development.๐—ข๐—ป๐—ด๐—ฒ๐˜‡๐—ถ๐˜„๐—ฒ ๐—ถ๐˜€ ๐—ฝ๐—ฎ๐˜€๐˜€๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฒ ๐—ฎ๐—ฏ...

We're open!

After being closed from Thursday the 7th of January 2021 due to deep cleaning and sanitization, The KwaZulu-Natal Museum is now open. We ...

Museum closed temporarily

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE KWAZULU-NATAL MUSEUM IS CURRENTLY CLOSED FOR SANITIZATION DUE TO COVID-19 WE WILL REOPEN ON MONDAY, 11 JANUARY 2021 WE APOL...

Marketing Intern - Digital Marketing

๐—ก๐—ฒ๐˜„ ๐—ถ๐—ป๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ป ๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐— ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ธ๐—ฒ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐——๐—ฒ๐—ฝ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐˜๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜Introducing our Digital Marketing Intern, Ronelle Ambrose, who is responsible for producing creative, promotion...

We're open!

We are happy to officially open to the public as of the 4th of January 2021. We canโ€™t wait to see you back in the Museum immersing yourself in our bea...

Happy new year!

May 2021 be your best year yet! Be safe and enjoy your new year's day! ย 

Happy new year!

May 2021 be your best year yet! Be safe and enjoy your new year's day! ย 

Closed for the Holidays!

We are officially closed from today and will open our doors to the public on the 4 January 2021, from 09h00 to 15h30.ย  ๐—ง๐—ต๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ธ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—ฒ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜†๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ฒ ๐˜„๐—ต๐—ผ ๐˜€๐˜‚...

Holiday Hours

We will be officially closed from the 23 December 2020 and will reopen to the public on the 4 January 2021, from 09h00 to 15h30. Please not...

The arrival of summer is usually a time for increased fieldwork in the Natural Sciences Department and this year was no different, despite COIVD regul...

Annual Intervention into the Human Sciences Collections

Annual Intervention into the Human Sciences Collections For the 2020 intervention into the Human Sciences (DHS) Collections, a specialist object cons...

Cathsseta Marketing Internship

Asanda Ntshingila is one of the new marketing interns at the KZN Museum as part of a 12 month ย Cathsseta internship. This internship is a programme de...

Science Education Outreach - free webinar

Chief Education Officer for Outreach, Marsha Kalika, will be presenting a webinar session on the 7 December at 2pm, as part of her school science ...

New faces at the Museum

The KZN Museum has employed 30 interns as part of the Presidential Employment Stimulus Programme, for a period of two months.ย The Presidential Employm...

On 1 December 1838, slaves were emancipated at the Cape Colony in South Africa. Some 39,000 slaves were freed from the system of โ€œapprenticeshipโ€. Whi...

World Aids Day

The theme for this yearโ€™s World AIDS Day is โ€˜global solidarity, shared responsibilityโ€™. Antรณnio Guterres, the Secretary-General of the United Na...

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Opening Times

Monday to Friday - 9:00 to 15:30 
Saturdays - Closed 
Sundays - Closed

ENTRANCE CHARGES

Adults (over 17 years) : R15.00

Children (4-17 years) : R 5.00 

School Learners on tour : R 2.50 per child

Pensioners & toddlers : FREE