The International Council of Museums (ICOM) annually commemorates 18 May as International Museum Day. The theme for 2022 is 'The Power of Museums'.
'Museums have the power to transform the world around us. As incomparable places of discovery, — two essential steps in building a better future.'(Source: https://imd.icom.museum/international-museum-day-2022/the-theme-the-power-of-museums/)
According to ICOM, the goal of International Museum Day 2022 is 'to explore the potential of museums to bring about positive change in their communities'.
The focus this year is on three interrelated themes, namely the power of achieving sustainability, the power of innovating on digitalisation and accessibility; and the power of community building through education.
To commemorate International Museum Day 2022, the Stellenbosch University Museum will present various public and educational activities throughout the month of May.
On 12 May, the Museum will host a discussion featuring Prof Ciraj Rassool of the University of the Western Cape, Prof Peter Probst from the Tufts University in Boston, and Prof George Abungu – Emeritus Director‑General of Museums in Kenya. This online discussion will be moderated by Dr Geraldine Frieslaar – Curator of Research, Dialogue and Social Justice – under the theme: African Museums: The Question of the Museum and the National.
On 17 May, the African Drumming Tuesdays will offer students, staff and community members around Stellenbosch an opportunity to acquire the skills of playing an African drum. A local drummer from Kayamandi, Vuyo Mgijima, will be hosting the drumming sessions. According to Vuyo, “playing the African drum is highly relaxing and therapeutic, relieving stress and nurturing creativity. It is also very good for increasing performance in the workplace and building team spirit and social cohesion".
On 18 May, Ulrich Wolff, Curator of the SU Museum will present a Wednesday Art Walkabout and talk about the value of museums. The aim of the programme presented on the first Wednesday of every month is to educate and share the Museum's art collections with the public.
The Museum is also privileged to be hosting an art exhibition entitled Finding Refuge by Ruth Carneson. This exhibition will be opened on 21 May by means of a discussion between Lionel Davis, Ruth Carneson and Deirdre Prins-Solani. Ruth's book will also be available for sale at the event.
At fourteen, Ruth Carneson left South Africa on her own, clutching her teddy bear in one hand and a roll of her drawings in the other. In the UK, she struggled to reconstruct a life fractured by fear, but found much-needed refuge in artmaking. Her creativity helped her deal with the trauma of growing up in apartheid South Africa, where her parents had been harassed and imprisoned. In 1991, it was possible for Ruth to return home to South Africa. For ten years she lived on Robben Island where she continued to make art. On Robben Island, Ruth found a safe place, a place that she could call home. Her art has been both a refuge and a way of making sense of the world.
For more information, please contact Ricky Brecht, Education and Public Programmes Officer, Stellenbosch University Museum, at email@example.com or 021 808 3660.
About Stellenbosch University Museum
The Stellenbosch University Museum is located at 52 Ryneveld Street, Stellenbosch. It is open from 09:00 to 16:00 from Mondays to Fridays and is closed on weekends and public holidays. Entrance is free. For more information about the Museum and its public programmes please visit https://www.facebook.com/UsMuseum.
IMyuziyam yeYunivesithi yaseStellenbosch iKhumbula Umhla weMyuziyam lweHlabathi
IBhunga laMazwe ngaMazwe leeMyuziyam (ICOM) minyaka le likhumbula umhla we-18 kuMeyi njengoSuku lweMyuziyam lweHlabathi. Umxholo wama-2022 uthi, 'Amandla eMyuziyam'.
'IiMyuziyam zinamandla okuguqula ihlabathi elisingqongileyo. Njengeendawo zokufumana ezingenakuthelekiswa nanto - amanyathelo amabini abalulekileyo ekwakheni ikamva elingcono.' (Umthombo: https://imd.icom.museum/international-museum-day-2022/the-theme-the-power-of-museums/)
Ngokutsho kwe-ICOM, injongo yoSuku lweMyuziyam yeHlabathi yangowama-2022 'kukuphonononga amandla olondolozo lwembali ekuziseni utshintsho olulungileyo kuluntu'.
Kulo nyaka kugxilwe kwimixholo emithathu enxulumeneyo eyile, amandla okuphumeza uzinzo, amandla okusungula izinto ezintsha kwidijithali nokufikeleleka; kwakunye namandla okuxhobisa uluntu ngemfundo.
Ukukhumbula uSuku lweMyuziyam lwaMazwe ngaMazwe lowama-2022, iMyuziyam yeYunivesithi yaseStellenbosch iza kubonisa imisebenzi eyahlukeneyo yoluntu neyezemfundo kuyo yonke inyanga kaMeyi.
Ngomhla we-12 kuMeyi, iZiko loLondolozo lweMbali liza kubamba iingxoxo ezibandakanya uNjing Ciraj Rassool weYunivesithi yaseNtshona Koloni, uNjing Peter Probst weYunivesithi yaseTufts eBoston, kunye noNjing George Abungu – uMlawuli Jikelele weZiko loLondolozo lweMbali eKenya. Le ngxoxo ye-intanethi iya kumodareyithwa nguGqr Geraldine Frieslaar – uMlondolozi woPhando, iingxoxo kunye noBulungisa beNtlalo – phantsi komxholo othi: IiMyuziyam zase-Afrika: Umbuzo weMyuziyam neSizwe.
Ngomhla we-17 kuMeyi, i-African Drumming Tuesdays iza kunika abafundi, abasebenzi kunye nabahlali baseStellenbosch ithuba lokufumana izakhono zokudlala igubu lase-Afrika. Umbethi-gubu wasekuhlaleni eKayamandi, uVuyo Mgijima, uza kube ebambe imidlalo yamagubu. NgokukaVuyo, “ukudlala igubu laseAfrika kuyaphumza kwaye kuyaphilisa, kuthomalalisa uxinzelelo kukwakhulisa ubuchule bokuyila. Kukwalunge kakhulu ekwandiseni inkqubela phambili emsebenzini nokwakha umoya wemvisiswano nomanyano kuluntu".
Ngomhla we-18 kuMeyi, u-Ulrich Wolff, uMgcini weMyuziyam ye-SU uya kuveza i-Walkabout ye-Art ngoLwesithathu aze athethe ngexabiso leemyuziyam. Injongo yale nkqubo ethiwa thaca ngoLwesithathu wokuqala wenyanga nganye kukufundisa nokwabelana noluntu ngeengqokelela zobugcisa beMyuziyam.
IMyuziyam ibe nenyhweba yokubamba umboniso wobugcisa onesihloko esithi, Finding Refuge ngokubhalwa nguRuth Carneson. Lo mboniso uya kuvulwa ngomhla wama-21 kuMeyi ngengxoxo phakathi kukaLionel Davis, uRuth Carneson kunye noDeirdre Prins-Solani. Incwadi kaRuth iya kufumaneka ukuze ithengiswe kulo msitho.
Eminyaka elishumi elinesine, u-Ruth Carneson wawushiya uMzantsi Afrika ezihambela yedwa, ebambe ibhere yakhe kwesinye isandla kunye nomqulu wemizobo yakhe kwesinye. E-UK, wasokola ukwakha kwakhona ubomi obuqhekezwe luloyiko, kodwa wafumana indawo yokuzifihla efuneka kakhulu kubugcisa. Ubuchule bakhe bokuyila bumncede ukuba akwazi ukumelana nentlungu yokukhulela kurhulumente wocalu-calulo eMzantsi Afrika, apho abazali bakhe babe ngcungcuthekiswa bavalelwe entolongweni. Ngowe-1991, uRuth wakwazi ukubuyela ekhaya eMzantsi Afrika. Wahlala eRobben Island apho waqhubeka esenza umsebenzi wobugcisa kangangeminyaka elishumi. ERobben Island uRuth wafumana indawo ekhuselekileyo, indawo awayenokuyibiza ngokuba likhaya. Ubugcisa bakhe buye baba yindawo yokuzimela nendlela yokuqonda ihlabathi.
Ngolwazi oluthe vetshe, nceda uqhagamshelane noRicky Brecht, iGosa lezeMfundo neeNkqubo zoLuntu, iMyuziyam yeYunivesithi yaseStellenbosch, ku firstname.lastname@example.org okanye 021 808 3660.
Malunga neMyuziyam yeYunivesithi yaseStellenbosch
IMyuziyam yeYunivesithi yaseStellenbosch ise-52 Ryneveld Street, eStellenbosch. Ivulwa ngo-09:00 ukuya ku-16:00 ukususela ngeMivulo ukuya ngooLwesihlanu ize ivalwe ngeempelaveki nangeeholide zikawonke-wonke. Ungeno lusimahla. Ngolwazi oluthe vetshe malunga neMyuziyam kunye neenkqubo zayo zoluntu nceda undwendwele https://www.facebook.com/UsMuseum.