Cape Town Collections

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South Africa – Topographic Maps


The collection consists of maps of  Luashi, Kinda, Bukama, Sampwe, Kolwezi, Jadotville, Kienge, Musokotanda, Ngalu, Elisabethville, Mufulir, Ndola, Ndabal, Umtal, Tzaneen, Johannesburg, Standerton, Kroonstad, Newcastle, Mbaban, Vryheid, Nongom, Alexander Bay,…

Africa, South – Topographic Maps


Maps of Luashi, Kinda, Bukama, Sampwe, Kolwezi, Jadotville, Kienge, Musokotanda, Ngula, Elisabethville, Mufulira, Ndola, Ndabala, Umtali, Tzaneen, Johannesburg, Standerton, Kroonstad, Newcastle, Mbabane, Vryheid, Nongoma, Alexander Bay, Holgat, Springbok, Garies, Lepelfontein,…

Research


Research is at the heart of the Museum and occurs in different forms and settings. It is present through a memory methodology that uses mapping, oral history and action research…

The Resource Centre


A significant percentage of the Museum’s collection exists as documentary evidence of people’s lives in District Six and in the greater Cape Town. It includes newspaper records, original identity cards,…

The Sound Archive


The Sound Archive has generated an extensive institutional archive that holds information on the various memory methodology workshops, conferences and symposia organised by or held in the Museum. Topics are…

The City Hall


The collection includes a 3D model of the City Hall, 3D model of the Nelson Mandela statue, a panorama Tour of the City Hall, maps and photographs, etc