Our 2021 calendars have become so popular and are being received well by the public. We now only have a limited number left. Be sure to come and collect your free copy between 9h00 till 15h30 from Monday to Friday. While stocks last.
Money cowries are tropical sea snails (Monetaria moneta). They have delicate lace-like bodies that are protected by a smooth, hard shell (or ‘exoskeleton’).
The material this shell is made of is strong and bright, almost gem-like. As their common name – ‘money cowries’ – tells us, for thousands of years people across the globe used them as a kind of currency.
Many money cowries came from the Maldives, which had a vibrant cowrie industry. This industry was a rare example of a sustainable reef fishery. It didn’t end due to over-fishing, but rather to changes in economic dynamics.
for Arbour Week, we are very pleased to be able to share with you their progress with the planting and making of seed bombs! It certainly looked like the learners had loads of fun. Well done to all the learners for the enthusiasm and efforts, and especially for the entries towards our Arbour Day competition.
We may not be officially open to the public yet but there is always something new to see at the KZN Museum! Outside the Museum we have a 'pop up exhibition' called Unmasking the Facemask. We live in new and different times, but we will always keep connected with our public, one way or another!