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In celebration of library week 2021, the KwaZulu-Natal Museum hosted a reading session, as well as donated books to local schools from the Pietermaritzburg area.
This was in support of a joint venture between the Department of Sports, Arts & Culture and the Library and Information Association of South Africa, which aims to raise awareness on the role of libraries within society. The reading session was used to highlight the importance of reading literacy, the relationship between books and libraries as well as the services libraries offer and how they help to shape and mold the minds of our future generations.
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"Holding history in her hands"


Today the Maritzburg Sun published an article about Chiara Singh, one of the interns in the Department of Human Sciences, KwaZulu-Natal Museum. Chiara has been digitizing the first 100 objects listed in the accession register on behalf of the Five Hundred Year Archive (University of Cape Town). Here she is taking photographs of a "tobacco jar" (object no. 00170), an unusual kind of wooden container, produced during the 19th century in what was then Natal, with intricately carved surface patterns and tripod feet. Check the full article out here (scroll to page 5).

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Opening Times

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


Adults (over 17 years) : R10.00

Children (4-17 years) : R 2.50 

School Learners on tour : R 1.50 per child

Pensioners & toddlers : FREE