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Speeches

Minister Anroux Marais at Museums Cheque Hand Over

13 June 2017

WESTERN CAPE MINISTER OF CULTURAL AFFAIRS AND SPORT, ANROUX MARAIS

MUSEUMS CHEQUE HAND OVER

1 JUNE 2017

 

Good afternoon, goeiedag, molweni nonke

Museums are places where time is transformed into space through which artefacts, exhibitions and personal heritage is showcased to share the stories of the past with present and future generations.

Museums play an instrumental role in promoting respect and the understanding of our cultural diversity in the Western Cape. Much like libraries, museums contribute to our vision of a socially inclusive society. It is for this reason that the Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport has prioritised its programme of transformation through the renewal of displays and community consultation which ultimately is more representative of all who call the Western Cape home.

To highlight the fundamental significance of museums in the development of society, our Department annually supports affiliated Province-aided- and Local museums with an annual subsidy and grant payments respectively to assist with the museums’ operational requirements. The Museum Service therefore sets out to build understanding and pride of our diverse heritage through the affiliated museums and thrives on sharing it with all who walks through their doors.

It is with much pleasure that I present the annual funding to the following museums today:

  • Beaufort West Museum
  • CP Nel Museum
  • Caledon Museum
  • Drostdy Museum
  • Genadendal Museum
  • Old Harbour Museum
  • Shipwreck Museum
  • Great Brak River Museum
  • And lastly the Fransie Pienaar Museum, awarded best Museum in the Western Cape this year.

I thank all of you for assisting the Department in sharing the Western Cape story with wide varieties of audiences. Your efforts do not go unnoticed.

I thank you. 

Media Enquiries: 

Stacy McLean
Spokesperson for Minister Anroux Marais
Email: Stacy.McLean@westerncape.gov.za
Tel: 021 483 4426
Cell: 083 504 1171