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The storytelling festival was a success and all the schools that were visited were very happy to be part of the program. The Museum visited Nkanyezini Primary School and were delighted to meet a professional poet Sboniso Gcumisa. Sakhile Maphumulo, Education Officer (Outreach) shared a very interesting story about the Sagole Baobab tree and learners found it very interesting They had a lot of questions to ask about the story. It looks like the program is going to change lives of a few learners as it seems that some of them are already aspiring writers.

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In November 2019, researchers in the KZNM Department of Human Sciences organized a visit to uMgungundlovu, the site of Dingane’s capital between 1828 and 1838. The archaeological archive linked to this site resides in the KZNM but is also dispersed across other institutions and Chief Curator of Archaeology in the Department of Human Sciences at KZNM Gavin Whitelaw is in the process of convening and making sense of these materials. 

The visit arose out of a collaboration between the Five Hundred Year Archive, ongoing curatorial extensions of the Digital Bleek & Lloyd (University of Cape Town) and metsemegologolo (Wits), a consortium of projects working together under the African Digital Humanities programme (Wits), to develop innovative digital archives of diverse materials pertinent to the history of the region prior to colonial times. The group comprised also Justine Wintjes (KZNM), Stefania Merlo, Anton Coetzee and John Wright (Wits), Carolyn Hamilton, Hussein Suleman, Thokozani Mhlambi and Michelle House (UCT), Frans Roodt (University of Limpopo) and Steve Kotze (KwaMuhle Museum). 

PICTURED: John Wright and Thokozani Mhlambi walking up towards the isigodloat uMgungundlovuPhoto by Justine Wintjes (2019). 

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The KZN Museum is excited to be once again hosting National Science Week from the 29 July – 3 August this year. NSW is an initiative under the Department of Science and Technology and is a celebration of science that happens throughout the country and involves academics and scientists. The theme for 2019 is “Facing the harsh realities of climate change”. The KZN Museum has put together an exciting programme of activities that include in-house programmes, outreach initiatives (with learners, businesses and other stakeholders); members of the public, shopping centres and libraries. Visit our stand outside the Pick n Pay court at the Liberty Midlands Mallfrom the 29 July - 3 August to learn more about the "Harsh Realities of Climate Change".

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