Museum Name Change
Professor P.N.D. Nzimande, Chairperson, on behalf of the Natal Museum Council, would like to thank all those who responded to the call for suggestions for a new name for the Natal Museum. Due to the high interest shown, the Natal Museum council has decided to extend the due date for submissions to 25 January 2008.
The Natal Museum is situated in Jabu Ndlovu Street, Pietermaritzburg in KwaZulu-Natal. It is a national cultural and natural-history museum which is world renowned for its unique collections and excellence in research, publications, exhibitions and public programmes. The Museum has repositioned itself in line with the changing needs of the country and as such needs a new identity and a name that will reflect its role within the communities it serves, locally and nationally. Council therefore requests the public to submit ideas and/or suggestions for a new name for the Natal Museum that will be in line with its vision of being a leading heritage institution in South Africa.
Suggestions should be made in writing and must include all contact details of the person making the suggestion. The Museum invites suggestions by post, fax or email by the closing date 25 January 2008.
No late entries will be accepted. Suggested names should be accompanied by a strong but brief motivation.
Please fax, post, email or hand deliver your form to:
Natal Museum, 237 Jabu Ndlovu Street, PMB, 3201 or Private Bag 9070, PMB, 3200
Tel: 033-3451404, fax 033-3450561,
Closing Date: 25 January 2008, no late entries will be accepted.
SUGGESTED NEW NAME :
Your First Name: ____________________________Surname:_________________________________
Telephone Number:_______________________ (H___________________________(Cell)
It is suggested that the following types of names should not be considered when making suggestions: approved names of places elsewhere in South Africa; names of places in other countries; names of countries; names that are indecent or unaesthetic; names that are discriminatory or derogatory with regard to race, colour, creed, gender, political affiliation or other social factors; personal names without a generic element; names that may be regarded as an advertisement for a particular product, service or firm; names of living persons. Suggested names should be accompanied by a strong but brief motivation.
The Natal Museum reserves the right not to accept any names or suggestions that it deems inappropriate. Selection will be made by a committee appointed by the Council of the Natal Museum, but the Council will make the final recommendation to the National Minister of Arts and Culture.