Exhibitions – Past

Twinkle Twinkle, Little Star

During his time as a public figure Madiba has touched and positively enriched the lives of thousands of children through visits to schools, hospitals and other institutions, messages of inspiration and, most recently, the endorsement of an illustrated children’s version of his book The Long Walk to Freedom.

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Robert Sobukwe - Remember Africa

The Robert Mangaliso Sobukwe exhibition, hosted by the Nelson Mandela Foundation, marks the opening of the 10th in a series of exhibitions created by the organisation as a means of engaging members of the public in open dialogue.

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Nelson Mandela: Leader, Comrade, Negotiator, Prisoner, Statesman

The Nelson Mandela Foundation, the Nelson Mandela Museum and the Apartheid Museum launched Nelson Mandela: Leader, Comrade, Negotiator, Prisoner, Statesman at the Apartheid Museum in November 2008 to celebrate Nelson Mandela’s 90th birthday.

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Drawing on Madiba

Drawing on Madiba launched at the Nelson Mandela Foundation in November 2008. The exhibition comprises cartoons of Nelson Mandela by South African cartoonist Zapiro. It was one of six exhibitions commemorating Mr Mandela’s 90th birthday celebrations in 2008.

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Parenting a Nation: Walter and Albertina Sisulu

Parenting a Nation is an intimate account of the private and political lives of the Sisulu family during the struggle against apartheid. Through photographs, text and archival documents, the exhibition recounts a struggle within a struggle: the 26 years Walter Sisulu spent in jail and the impact this had on his family and his “other family”, the ANC.

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Kathy: The Man Behind the Public Figure

The Nelson Mandela Foundation and the Ahmed Kathrada Foundation collaborated to launch Kathy: The Man Behind the Public Figure, an exhibition about South African freedom struggle hero Ahmed “Kathy” Kathrada – a friend and comrade of Nelson Mandela.

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Making Peace

Making Peace was launched at the Nelson Mandela Foundation in July 2007. The exhibition explores the relationship between former ANC presidents and Nobel Peace Prize recipients Chief Albert Luthuli and Nelson Mandela through pictures and text. It is a celebration of the legacies of Chief Luthuli and Mr Mandela.

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Comics Exhibition

Comic Series tells the story of Nelson Mandela’s life through comics to encourage young South Africans to read and engage with their history. The exhibition was launched in July 2008 at the Department of Education in Pretoria, where it was displayed until January 2010.

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Nelson Mandela digital archive exhibition

On 27 March 2012 the Nelson Mandela digital archive was launched at the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory. The archive celebrates global access to photos, videos, letters and personal documents about the life and times of Mr Mandela on a digital platform.

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Peter Magubane photography exhibition

Peter Magubane is one of South Africa’s most distinguished photojournalists. Born in Johannesburg in 1932, Magubane embarked on a career in photography in the early 1950s; a line of work that led him into the heart of the anti-apartheid struggle, where he was shot, banned and held in solitary confinement.

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