ICCROM seeks partnerships

4 Oct 2019 - 09:30
Prof Shadreck Chirikure introduces the Initiative. Photo courtesy of Carolyn Hamilton.


In July, NRF Chair in Archive and Public Culture, Carolyn Hamilton attended a two-day workshop exploring the possibility of an African Heritage Hub Initiative, led at UCT by Prof. Shadreck Chirikure and Prof. Maano Ramutsindela, in collaboration with Robben Island Museum, Iziko Museums and the International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property (ICCROM). The initiative is part of ICCROM's Africa programme “Changing the face of heritage and conservation in Africa #coolheritageafrica”, seeking to support strategic objectives of partnering institutions in Africa. The workshop was designed to take stock of initiatives already in existence at UCT that may be relevant to the concerns of the proposed African Heritage Hub and to discuss possible ways forward.  Hamilton presented a short input on the broad focus and research development work of the APC, the Five Hundred Year Archive (FHYA) initiative, the History department’s new History Access programme and the new History MA course, “History in Public Life.” 


African Heritage Hub Initiative workshop. Photo courtesy of Carolyn Hamilton