The Apartheid Museum, Johannesburg, South Africa…Museo del Apartheid, Johannesburgo, Sudáfrica

The Apartheid Museum’s
The Apartheid Museum opened in 2001 and is acknowledged as the pre-eminent museum in the world dealing with 20th century South Africa, at the heart of which is the apartheid story. In 1995 the South African government set up a process for the granting of casino licenses, establishing an agency to do this called the Gambling Board. The bid documents stipulated that bidders should demonstrate how they would attract tourism and thereby grow the economy and stimulate job creation. A consortium, called Akani Egoli (Gold Reef City), put in a bid that included the commitment to building a museum. Their bid was successful, the Gold Reef City Casino was built and an adjacent piece of land given for the construction of a museum. The cost of the construction of what became the Apartheid Museum – approximately 80 million rand – was paid for by Gold Reef City. The museum is registered as a Section 21 company (incorporated not for gain) with an independent board of trustees, the chairman of which is Dr John Kani. The company is separate from Gold Reef City, which has leased the museum to the Section 21 company for the duration of the casino licence. The museum therefore relies on donations, contributions and sponsorships to sustain its growth. The Apartheid Museum, the first of its kind, illustrates the rise and fall of apartheid. An architectural consortium, comprising several leading architectural firms, conceptualised the design of the building on a seven-hectare stand. The museum is a superb example of design, space and landscape offering the international community a unique South African experience. The exhibits have been assembled and organised by a multi-disciplinary team of curators, film-makers, historians and designers. They include provocative film footage, photographs, text panels and artefacts illustrating the events and human stories that are part of the epic saga, known as apartheid. A series of 22 individual exhibition areas takes the visitor through a dramatic emotional journey that tells a story of a state-sanctioned system based on racial discrimination and the struggle of the majority to overthrow this tyranny. For anyone wanting to understand and experience what apartheid South Africa was really like, a visit to the Apartheid Museum is fundamental. The museum is a beacon of hope showing the world how South Africa is coming to terms with its oppressive past and working towards a future that all South Africans can call their own. http://www.apartheidmuseum.org/about-museum-0

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La entrada real del museo está a la vuelta del edificio y al encontrarnos con ella pudimos entender. Hay dos entradas separadas, una para blancos y otra para negros (no blancos). Parecía que no íbamos a ver el mismo museo. Las tarjetas las dan aleatoriamente junto con el ticket, y se entregan en la entrada que te corresponda. Lo cierto es que solo esta primera parte, repleta de historias de la historia (por suerte es historia, valga la redundancia), se ve por separado. El resto del museo, lógicamente es común. Me parece una visita absolutamente recomendable para conocer más de cerca el pasado turbulento (bastante reciente) del país. De hecho, tal y como está organizado el museo, se puede sentir esa energía de discriminación y esa fortaleza con la que lucharon por defender sus derechos. Desde luego es un lugar que no deja indiferente, creo que es una visita obligada. Se tarda entre 2 y 5 horas, en función de las proyecciones (hay unas cuantas) que se quieran ver, y lo que se entretenga uno leyendo. Para más información: Embajada de Sudáfrica: ‘ http://www.sudáfrica.com/’ Web de Sudáfrica: ‘ http://www.southafrica.info/about/history/apartmuseum.htm’ Web de Johannesburgo: ‘ http://www.joburg.org.za/’
http://www.minube.com/rincon/museo-del-apartheid-a64229#modal-9337

Museo del Apartheid
Institución museística de visita obligada para todo aquel que desee empaparse de la historia de Sudáfrica. Ilustra el auge y la caída del régimen que construido sobre la segregación racial que un día dividió la actual Nación del Arcoíris, dando a conocer acontecimientos e historias humanas de discriminación y lucha. 22 espacios expositivos muestran imágenes provocadoras, películas, fotografías, paneles de texto y objetos, ofreciendo al visitante un viaje emocional acerca del Apartheid. Ideado por un equipo multidisciplinar de curadores, cineastas, historiadores y diseñadores, el museo aporta luz a las zonas más oscuras del pasado conservando una valiosa memoria histórica que a su vez fortalece la reconciliación y actitud esperanzadora por un presente y futuro mejores. http://www.aventurasudafrica.com/sp/sudafrica/destinos/johannesburgo/turismo-en-johannesburgo/museo-del-apartheid

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