Walnut Room this way

Walnut Room this way

Friday, June 3, 2011

District Six Museum

 District Six was the vibrant multi-ethnic community in Cape Town that was demolished after the Whites Only Group Act of 1956 was established.  The District Six Museum is intended to remember the people of this community.  It includes artifacts of the area that have been assembled into art, as well as the history of the surgical destruction of the community.

 Replica of a typical home in District Six prior to its destruction.

 Racial classifications.
 This room was an artistic interpretation of a home in District Six.  Each wall represented a room in a house, with items from the homes embedded in the walls.  The pictures cannot do it justice, but it evokes a feeling of being immersed into the home, and yet at the same time, stuck in a time dimension where one is disappearing.

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