The Department of Human Sciences has a dynamic team of inter-disciplinary curators who conduct research in archaeology, history, anthropology, rock art, museumology, object biographies and materiality...
And so the new school year kicks off at the KZN Museum. Ghilraen Laue, a curator from our Human Sciences department spent some time with a group of learners this morning. She did a talk on the San Hunter Gatherers and then took the learners through the galleries. The learners also enjoyed exploring other areas of the Museum as well.
Department of Natural Science
The Department of Natural Science is one of two research departments within the museum, housing specimens dating back to 1879...
Our newly inducted Museum Council on a behind the scenes tour of our research departments, along with colleagues from the Department of Arts and Culture. #kznmuseum#artsandculture#DAC
20th International Rock Art Congress
Ghilraen Laue, a curator in our Human Sciences Department, recently attended the 20th International Rock Art Congress IFRAO in Darfo Boario Terme, Valcamonica, Italy. The congress saw over 500 delegates from five continents come together to present on different aspects on rock art from around the world. Ghilraen presented three papers on aspects of rock art management in the Maloti-Drakensberg World Heritage site, the history of research into regional differences in southern African rock art and rock art and ethnography. While there she also had a chance to visit two rock engraving sites in Valcamonica. #ifrao#ifrao2018#kznmuseum#archaeology
The KZN Museum Education Dept. participated in celebrating Arbour Week during the 1st week of September. Our outreach team visited schools in the rural areas and assisted them to set up vegetable gardens, in partnership with Cedara Agricultural College. Our team also educated the learners about the importance of Arbour Week and also donated trees to schools for planting.
The KwaZulu-Natal Museum hosted a Speech Competition at the Museum yesterday, targeted at Grade 10 & 11 history learners. Learners were invited to address the topic “TO WHAT EXTENT AS SOUTH AFRICANS ARE WE LIVING TO THE VALUES THAT NELSON MANDELA STOOD FOR? “ Of the schools that attended, one learner from each school did a 10 minute presentation. The panel of adjudicators comprised Ms Quigley and Ms Mkhize, both publishers from Shuter and Shooter, Ms Dlamini, a subject advisor from the department of education as well as Dr Geoff Blundell, Head of our Human Sciences department at the KZN Museum. The top 5 learners were Njoko Simlindile (Nsikayethu Secondary); Madlala Lindokuhle (St John Paul II); Twayinga Onelisa (Kharina Secondary); Xulu Nomali (Masjabule High); Ndlovu Nokulunga (Georgetown High) Dumisani Jali from the KZN Museum Education Department and were all rewarded with an all-expense paid trip to Robben Island Museum in Cape Town, during the September school holidays, on a learning programme. #mandela100#kznmuseum