Wits Art Museum, Johannesburg, South Africa

Posted on November 29, 2012 by

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Thanks to Bianca Botham for an exciting pictorial tour of the Wits Art Museum in South Africa…

I finally had a chance to go and see the Wits90 Treasures exhibition at the Wits Art Museum this afternoon. I was really moved by the hand written notes by former President Nelson Mandela and a photograph of Robert Sobukwe on his way to the Sharpeville riots. At the same time I was inspired by the fossilised Massospondylus dinousaur eggs and the tiny skull of our hominid ancestor the Taung child. The exhibit contains amazing fragments of our history and gave me a chance to reflect on everything that has come before us.

Self-portrait reflection at Wits Art Museum entrance

17th Century Clavicyhterium

Medical embryo models purchased for teaching in the 1920s

Polar bear skeleton

Skull of the Taung child

Iron lung/Cabinet respirator

Fossils of Massospondylus dinosaur eggs

Venda divination set

Clay tablets 3000 – 2000 BC

Wits Art Museum basement

Lights at the museum cafe