Culture Talk: architectural archives in South Africa

On Wednesday 4 July 2018 our guests from South Africa discuss the challenges of managing and disclosing historical architectural archives.

4 juli 2018

Participants of a training on preventive conservation by the Cultural Heritage Agency of the Netherlands at Anton van Wouw Museum of the University of Pretoria in October 2016 (source: Alexandra van Kleef)

On 4 July at DutchCulture (Amsterdam), our guests will discuss the challenges they are facing regarding the conservation, managing, indexing and digitizing of historical architectural archives, as well as making these archives publically accessible. Digitization and access to the general public are focal points of the heritage policy of the Netherlands. 

Our guests are Ms Yolanda Meyer, manager of the Transnet Heritage Library; Ms Bongi Mphuti, senior librarian at Architecture and Built Environment Library of University of the Witwatersrand; Mr Johan Swart, lecturer and curator of the Architecture Archives of the University of Pretoria; and Mr Alexio Motsi, deptury director of preservation at the National Archives of South Africa. For more information about our the visitors' programme, click here.

Practical information
Date: Wednesday 4 July 2018
Time: 15:30 to 17:00 hrs (doors open at 15:00 hrs, afterwards networking opportunity until 18:00 hrs)
Location: DutchCulture, Herengracht 474 in Amsterdam
Language: English
Admission: free, for registration please send an email to Remco Vermeulen   

Please note there is limited seating available at this talk.