Decolonizing museums requires more than knowledge exchange and lending back stolen artifacts.
Walking through the exhibition ‘Goede Hoop: South Africa and the Netherlands from 1600’ was like making my way through a hall of mirrors.
The blinding privilege of South Africa’s ‘white’ middle and upper class which has found new means of subjugation: online community groups.
Statues of icons of colonialism continue to exist in their visibly unaltered state throughout South Africa’s major cities.
Legacies of colonialism and apartheid are etched into social dynamics of the town in the way its inhabitants occupy public space. The same goes for the university.