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Vukani Collection Museum


Postal address:
P O Box 40 Eshowe 3815
Street address:
Old Post Office Building
Osborne Street

City: Eshowe
Province: KwaZulu Natal
Postal code: 3815
Country: South Africa

Phone: (0354) 75274
Fax: (0354) 41215

emailgem@geology.und.ac.za

Contact: Corinne Mather
Position: Curator

Description

The Vukani Zulu Cultural Museum was created in 1991, using the personal collection of Rev Kjell Lofroth and Mrs Bertha Lofroth as its core. Rev and Mrs Lofroth with their friend, Baba Elliot Dludla, were the driving force behind the Vukani Association, which almost single-handedly created a new market for the crafters of Zululand.

Today, the museum has built on this outstanding work and has an international reputation as a repository of some the most exquisite Zulu craft, including the largest known collections of the work of the late Nesta Nala and the late Reuben Ndwandwe. The impact is breathtaking as the eye is drawn from the plain, functional items of yesteryear to the magnificent artistic expressions of today. Through this wide range, the museum walks the line between an ethnological centre and an art gallery.

(Source: www.eshoweguide.co.za)



Category: Museum
Keywords: Art; Culture; History
Ref ID: 149

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