Audio recorded during a tour of the current Official Nelson Mandela exhibition at the Leake Street Gallery, Waterloo. Learning Manager Caroline Kumana describes aspects of this major new exhibition that explores the life of the world’s most famous freedom fighter and political leader.
The multi-media exhibition is full of fascinating objects, images and documents, personal to Nelson Mandela from his rural beginnings to his political career, never before seen outside of South Africa.
A lawyer, a revolutionary, a political prisoner, a world leader, an native elder statesman, Nelson Mandela was also the first black president of South Africa.
He is still viewed as an icon and a symbol of the struggle against oppression to so many people across the world. He remains a human rights icon and an advocate for change.
Now in a major new exhibition, Nelson Mandela: The Official Exhibition his work and his legacy are celebrated with a detailed show many previously unseen artifacts previously unseen outside of South Africa.
In collaboration with the Royal House of Mandela (which refers to his traditional family status) and the Mvezo Development Trust, Nelson Mandela: The Official Exhibition is presented in celebration of the 100th year of his birth and to honour the half decade since he passed.
At the launch Nkosi Zwelivelile, the traditional leader of Mvezo village and Nelson Mandela’s grandson spoke about his memory to mark the show’s opening..
Until June 2nd 2019, at 26 Leake Street Gallery, London from February 8th, 2019.
Repeats Wednesday 1-1.30pm
After the repeat, catch the PODCAST.