Marizka Coetzer
Journalist
2 minute read
10 May 2021
9:03 am

Uncertainty looms as Apartheid Museum temporarily closes

Marizka Coetzer

The museum boasts a permanent exhibition, a Nelson Mandela exhibition and temporary exhibitions showcasing a trip through time.

Pupils from Johannesburg Secondary School participating in an excursion on 26 September 2017 in Johannesburg. Picture: Gallo Images/Daily Sun/Trevor Kunene

History and Johannesburg’s riches are hanging by a thread as uncertainty looms over the Apartheid Museum, following the announcement of the temporary closure of the institution. On 29 April, the Apartheid Museum announced its temporary closure on its social media pages and added this was in line with government regulations to help curb the spread of Covid-19. The museum opened in 2001, and is acknowledged as the pre-eminent museum in the world dealing with 20th century South Africa. The museum boasts a permanent exhibition, a Nelson Mandela exhibition and temporary exhibitions showcasing a trip through time, from The Pillars of...