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Conference on museums and heritage

From: Talita Fourie <talita>
Date: Monday, August 5, 2002
Living Heritage Forever: Museums and Heritage in a sustainable
development context
August 28, 2002
8:30 am - 4 pm

The Northern Flagship Institution and the South African Museums
Association Gauteng North will be hosting the "Living Heritage
Forever" conference as a parallel event for the Science at the
Summit Conference at the CSIR Conference Centre in Pretoria, South

The themes identified for the Science at the Summit Conference,
which is being organized as a Science and Technology outreach event

    *   The conclusion of a new social contract between science and

    *   Capacity building for narrowing the knowledge and technology

    *   Beacons of hope (highlighting success stories where Science
        and Technology projects have markedly enhanced sustainable

    *   Sustainable Science

    *   Youth outreach

    *   Monitoring and early warning systems

Conference Fee and Registration: The Conference is free. Tea and
coffee will be available for free. Every person is responsible for
their own meals. A restaurant will be available at own cost.

Programme: People who want to deliver a paper during the conference
can contact Carina Malherbe. There is still limited space so act
quickly. The programme is divided into three sessions. Each speaker
is given 20 minutes to present their paper.  At the end of each
session time is allocated for questions from the floor.

All speakers have to complete the attached form and send it to
Carina Malherbe on or before 15, 2002.

Some of the papers that will be delivered:

    Preserving our cultural and natural heritage for educational and
    scientific purposes Dr Paul Bayliss Acting CEO of the NFI and
    Manager of the Transvaal Museum

        *   The presentation will aim at illustrating that Museums
            not only preserve, but conduct research that could be
            beneficial to the broader public community.

        *   The educational role of museums - natural heritage and
            cultural heritage.

        *   Illustrate the benefit of Museum s to the public and to
            create general awareness and support for the core
            business of museums.

        *   Showcase the Discovery Centre as an example of an
            educational center.

    Developing and managing the Tswaing Meteorite Crater: Showcasing
    community partnerships in heritage conservation and ecotourism
    Dr Robert de Jong
    Acting Manager Tswaing Crater

        *   Tswaing as heritage conservation area with museum and
            other components

        *   Protecting the place

        *   Addressing the needs of visitors

        *   Addressing the needs of host and other communities

        *   Using appropriate materials and technologies

        *   Developing appropriate programmes and products

    Traditional Beliefs and uses of Arachnids in an African Context
    Klaas Manamela
    Transvaal Museum Preparator

        *   Traditional beliefs and their effect on people.

        *   Traditional healers and witchdoctors

        *   Types of crafts

        *   Traditional uses of spiders

    Indigenous Knowledge Systems: Monitoring and sustainability of
    Mopane worm crop harvesting
    Dr Rob Toms
    Transvaal Museum researcher

        *   Indigenous knowledge and the life cycle of the Mopane

        *   Using indigenous knowledge to teach biological and
            economic principles such as sustainable harvesting.

    A glimpse of the earlier animals with the help of an electron
    Dr Bob Brain
    Emeritus Curator - Transvaal Museum

        *   In ancient limestones of southern Africa we are now
            finding exciting 500 - 600 million-year-old fossils of
            the earliest animals.

        *   The scanning electron microscope is a very useful tool
            in showing us the surface detail and structure of these
            ancestral creatures, and helping in the understanding of
            subsequent evolution.

Every person is responsible for their own accommodation. Every
person is responsible for their own transportation. Transport has
been arranged by the organizers of the Science at the Summit. The
information is available at
<URL:> or contact Carina

For registration and further information contact Carina Malherbe.
Conference Conveners:

    Carina Malherbe
    Northern Flagship Institution
    Transvaal Museum
    PO Box 413
    Pretoria 0001
    South Africa
    South African Museums Association
    +27 12 322 7632
    Fax: +27 12 322 7939
    Cell: +27 82 940 2640
    malherbe [at] nfi__co__za

    Talita Fourie
    Northern Flagship Institution
    National Cultural History Museum
    PO Box 413
    Pretoria 0001
    South Africa
    South African Museums Association
    +27 12 324 6082
    +27 12 328 5173
    +27 82 375 8032
    talita [at] nfi__org__za

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