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Quantifying the State of South African Museums from a Supply Side Perspective

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Quantifying the State of South African Museums from a Supply Side Perspective Museums have a long, and sometimes controversial, history in South Africa. Cultural institutions, like museums, can be powerful in telling the “authorised” version of our histories, in shaping national identity and in building social cohesion, as well as contributing to education and research through their collection, archiving and conservation of artefacts. The aim of this report is to provide a succinct supply side overview of museums in South Africa, and some of the important issues and debates in the sector.
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