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How the Joburg Contemporary Art Foundation promotes ‘slow’ looking

The new Joburg Contemporary Art Foundation compels visitors to contemplate and luxuriate in art, writes Mary Corrigall

Emery Mwazulu Diyabanza: Liberating Africa from land of liberté

The cultural and political activist is on a quest to bring looted treasures back home

Museum in a Box tells our stories

As efforts to repatriate Africa’s artefacts continue, a Zulu collective has hit upon a digital solution

Decolonisation can’t just be a metaphor

Decolonising museums requires more than knowledge exchange and lending back stolen artefacts

SA’s disconnect from Africa limits cultural landscape

South Africa’s identity issues are reflected in its lack of appreciation for pan-African art

Resistance Against The Repatriation Of African Artefacts

The justification of the refusal to repatriate artworks and artefacts to their homelands constitute the old practice of infantilising African nations

Jo’burg museums are decaying, but will privatising them create more problems?

We need a smart new public-private model to keep our heritage assets like galleries ship-shape.

Arts and Culture – Kawina Kawina

In this way he nurtured local talent and he has encouraged craft producers such as MmaMantshunyane and MmaDitshotlo to enter crafts competitions.

New York’s Met Museum showcases a world of Islamic treasures

The reopened department's galleries feature 12 000 objects that aim to promote 'mutual understanding and education'.

Farm where Mandela plotted becomes museum

It was just a farm, but what went on there was extraordinary: Nelson Mandela, disguised in blue overalls, plotting with other anti-apartheid leaders against South Africa's racist regime.

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Land reform still a hot potato

The land has got to belong to all the people of South Africa, and many believe that there’s no other mechanism for that except expropriation