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Robben Island

(ˈrɒbən)
n
(Placename) a small island in South Africa, 11 km (7 miles) off the Cape Peninsula: formerly used by the South African government to house political prisoners
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Consequently, museums serve as a kind of text, and as such are subject to certain reading practices; in the following pages, I provide a close reading of aspects of Robben Island Museum and District Six Museum in order to analyze the relationship that develops between the text and the visitor.
Robben Island Museum Three South African presidents, including Nelson Mandela and current president Jacob Zuma, were imprisoned at Robben Island for their political advocacy.
Another of Mandela's warders, Christo Brand, took a job in the Robben Island Museum after 1994.
When Mandela turned Robben Island Prison into a national monument to those who fought for freedom, Kathrada was named chairman of the Robben Island Museum. Currently, Ahmed Kathrada is a board member of the foundation that bears his name and promotes non-racial programs.
Contributors discuss art education in the Bronx, Belfast, and England; using contemporary art in the classroom; Room 13, a program run by children; gallery and museum education; the Robben Island Museum in South Africa; Urban Vision, a project for young offenders; comics; multimedia installments; inclusion and exclusion; and school-valued versus contemporary art.
Gerard Corsane of Leicester University gives this month's talk on the subject of Robben Island Museum as a site for public history.