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A Place That Matters YetJohn Gubbins’s MuseumAfrica in the Postcolonial World$
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Sara Byala

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780226030272

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: September 2013

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226030449.001.0001

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On Display and in Storage: Museums and Archives in Postapartheid South Africa

On Display and in Storage: Museums and Archives in Postapartheid South Africa

(p.203) Five On Display and in Storage: Museums and Archives in Postapartheid South Africa
A Place That Matters Yet

Sara Byala

University of Chicago Press

This chapter examines the successes and failures of MuseumAfrica over the last eighteen years, through its first postapartheid decade and beyond. This narrative is, on one level, about who liked the museum and who did not, and why, taking on the idea that a museum is only as good as the regard in which it is held. During this time period, the museum followed a distinctive trajectory. After its initial high point in 1994, it faltered, slowly depreciating over the next ten or so years. This descent is fleshed out in the following sections of this chapter. In some ways, the museum’s decline mirrored what was happening in the country generally and with regard to museums and archives in particular. In other ways, however, MuseumAfrica’s deterioration was precisely its own, for a variety of reasons, also enumerated here.

Keywords:   postapartheid decade, MuseumAfrica, museum, archives

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