International Museum Day: ‘Humanity’ exhibition reframes ‘origins’ story

18 May 2022 | Story: Helen Swingler. Photos: Nigel Pamplin / Iziko Museums of South Africa.

The Human Evolution Research Institute (HERI) at the University of Cape Town (UCT) and Iziko Museums of South Africa are creating a new permanent exhibition, Humanity, which retells the story of evolution and human origins – without the colonial paleoanthropological lens. UCT’s Professor Rebecca Ackermann and Iziko’s Dr Wendy Black, members of HERI, spoke with UCT News ahead of International Museum Day on 18 May.

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