"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).