Freedom Park

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Freedom Park
Location
Continent Africa
Countries South Africa
Sites Pretoria
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Status
Status Running
Project duration 2000  till 2010
Contact
Contact person Jane Mufamadi
Website http://www.freedompark.co.za
Classification
Type of Project Public awareness & Presentations
Discipline Museology
Activity Exposition
Category Intangible heritage
Keyword(s)
Memorial, Monument

The establishment of Freedom Park was a Presidential Legacy Project. The Freedom Park was officially launched on 1 June 2000 as a response to the need identified by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission for symbolic reparation of past conflicts in the history of South Africa. It is the product of the many processes engaged in by Government since 1994 to create and foster a new national consciousness of the common legacy that binds the people of South Africa. It stands for the history, culture, spirituality and heritage of South African in all its diversity. Freedom Park consists of a memorial, an interactive museum and the garden of remembrance. Mthembeni Mkhize, CEO of TCI Thoreb, a tenant in the Maxum Business Incubator at The Innovation Hub, had been appointed as the lead exhibition designer for Freedom Park. In his role as lead exhibition designer, he will lead a team in designing the interior elements of the museum to celebrate and commemorate the rich tapestry of South Africa's heritage. Freedom Park will be a storytelling platform within a museum environment with a focus on presenting the cultural structures and events from the perspective of South Africa's own people.


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Objectives
Freedom Park will play a role by uniting the diverse people of South Africa towards reconciliation and nation building by portraying South Africa's history and its vision for the future as embedded in the African Renaissance. Freedom Park aims to tell one coherent story of the struggle of humanity for freedom with temporary and permanent exhibitions and to strive to address gaps, distortions and biases to provide new perspectives on the country's heritage.

To be a leading national and international icon of humanity and freedom.


Result(s)
A memorial, an interactive museum and the garden of remembrance.

A storytelling platform within a museum environment with a focus on presenting the cultural structures and events from the perspective of South Africa's own people.


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Involved organisation(s)
The Freedom Park Trust
TCI Thoreb

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Organisations referring to this project
TCI Thoreb
The Freedom Park Trust



Involved expert(s)
Jane Mufamadi

Experts referring to this project
Mthembeni Mkhize
Jane Mufamadi



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