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๐—”๐—ณ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ ๐— ๐—ผ๐—ป๐˜๐—ต: ๐—” ๐—™๐—ผ๐—ฐ๐˜‚๐˜€ ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐—ข๐—ฏ๐—ท๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐˜๐˜€

During Africa Month, the KZN Museum celebrates the connections between KZN and the rest of the African continent. We explore these connections through objects in our anthropology collection.

Justine Wintjes and Dimakatso Tlhoaele, along with Jessica Draper from the Centre for Visual Arts at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, devised a project for this yearโ€™s postgraduate students in History of Art. Each student gets to choose an object from the Museum collection to research for the entire year.

A single object might seem like a very limited focus, but it contains an infinite amount of information and has a unique story that the students, working like forensic detectives, have to try to uncover.

๐—ง๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ผ๐—ฏ๐—ท๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐˜๐˜€ ๐˜„๐—ฒ ๐˜€๐—ฒ๐—น๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ฝ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—ท๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐˜ ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฐ๐—น๐˜‚๐—ฑ๐—ฒ ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜ ๐˜„๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ธ๐˜€, ๐˜€๐˜‚๐—ฐ๐—ต ๐—ฎ๐˜€ ๐—ฎ ๐˜€๐—ฐ๐˜‚๐—น๐—ฝ๐˜๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐—ฏ๐˜† ๐—ฃ๐—ถ๐—ฒ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—บ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐˜๐˜‡๐—ฏ๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐—ด ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐˜๐—ถ๐˜€๐˜ โ€˜๐—–๐—ต๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐—ธ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—บ๐—ฎ๐—ปโ€™ ๐— ๐—ธ๐—ต๐—ถ๐˜‡๐—ฒ, ๐—ฎ๐—ป ๐˜‚๐—ธ๐—ต๐—ฎ๐—บ๐—ฏ๐—ฎ ๐—ฏ๐˜† ๐—ฃ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ถ ๐— ๐—ฎ๐—š๐˜‚๐—บ๐—ฏ๐—ถ ๐— ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ท๐˜„๐—ฎ, ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—ฎ๐—ป ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐˜†๐—ถ ๐—ฝ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ด๐—ป๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฐ๐˜† ๐—ฎ๐—ฝ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐—ณ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—บ ๐— ๐˜‚๐—ฑ๐—ฒ๐—ป. ๐—ข๐—น๐—ฑ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐—ผ๐—ฏ๐—ท๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐˜๐˜€ ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฐ๐—น๐˜‚๐—ฑ๐—ฒ ๐—ฎ ๐—ฐ๐—น๐—ฎ๐˜† ๐—ณ๐—ถ๐—ด๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฒ ๐—ณ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—บ ๐—˜๐—ฑ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ฑ๐—ฎ๐—น๐—ฒ, ๐—ฎ๐—ป ๐˜‚๐—ป๐˜‚๐˜€๐˜‚๐—ฎ๐—น ๐˜„๐—ผ๐—ผ๐—ฑ๐—ฒ๐—ป ๐˜๐—ผ๐—ฏ๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐—ฐ๐—ผ ๐—ท๐—ฎ๐—ฟ ๐—ณ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—บ ๐—ญ๐˜‚๐—น๐˜‚๐—น๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ, ๐—ฎ ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐˜„-๐˜€๐—ต๐—ฎ๐—ฝ๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐—ฝ๐—ถ๐—ฝ๐—ฒ ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐—น๐—น๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐—ถ๐—ป โ€˜๐—•๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐—ต๐˜‚๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฎ๐—น๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑโ€™, ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—ฎ ๐—ฌ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐˜‚๐—ฏ๐—ฎ ๐—ฏ๐—ผ๐˜„๐—น-๐—ฏ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ณ๐—ถ๐—ด๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐—ณ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—บ ๐˜„๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜ ๐—ถ๐˜€ ๐˜๐—ผ๐—ฑ๐—ฎ๐˜† ๐—ก๐—ถ๐—ด๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ฎ.

๐ผ๐‘› ๐‘Ÿ๐‘’๐‘๐‘’๐‘›๐‘ก ๐‘ค๐‘’๐‘’๐‘˜๐‘  ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘’ ๐‘›๐‘Ž๐‘ก๐‘–๐‘œ๐‘›๐‘Ž๐‘™ ๐‘™๐‘œ๐‘๐‘˜๐‘‘๐‘œ๐‘ค๐‘› โ„Ž๐‘Ž๐‘  ๐‘๐‘Ÿ๐‘’๐‘ฃ๐‘’๐‘›๐‘ก๐‘’๐‘‘ ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘’ ๐‘ ๐‘ก๐‘ข๐‘‘๐‘’๐‘›๐‘ก๐‘  ๐‘“๐‘Ÿ๐‘œ๐‘š ๐‘๐‘œ๐‘›๐‘ ๐‘ข๐‘™๐‘ก๐‘–๐‘›๐‘” ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘’๐‘–๐‘Ÿ ๐‘œ๐‘๐‘—๐‘’๐‘๐‘ก๐‘ , ๐‘๐‘ข๐‘ก ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘’๐‘–๐‘Ÿ ๐‘ค๐‘œ๐‘Ÿ๐‘˜ ๐‘๐‘œ๐‘›๐‘ก๐‘–๐‘›๐‘ข๐‘’๐‘  โ€ฆ ๐‘ค๐‘Ž๐‘ก๐‘โ„Ž ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘–๐‘  ๐‘ ๐‘๐‘Ž๐‘๐‘’ ๐‘“๐‘œ๐‘Ÿ ๐‘Ž ๐‘Ÿ๐‘’๐‘๐‘œ๐‘Ÿ๐‘ก-๐‘๐‘Ž๐‘๐‘˜.

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