Mandela My Life: The Exhibition

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 (Photograph: Keith Bernstein)
Photograph: Keith Bernstein
 (Artwork: John Meyer)
Artwork: John Meyer‘Father of the Innocents’ from the series ‘Mandela, A Life’s Journey’
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 (Artwork: John Meyer)
Artwork: John Meyer‘Prepared to Die’ from the series ‘Mandela, A Life’s Journey’ 
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Photograph: SuppliedA shirt that was custom made for Nelson Mandela
 (Photograph: Jon Augier / Museums Victoria)
Photograph: Jon Augier / Museums VictoriaBoxing Glove - Signed by Muhammad Ali

A historical exhibition commemorating the life of South African leader and anti-apartheid revolutionary Nelson Mandela has arrived in Melbourne.

Mandela My Life: The Exhibition will chronicle Mandela’s ongoing fight for freedom and human rights amidst apartheid in South Africa with a collection of original artifacts, memorabilia as well as film and audio archives.

The exhibition is endorsed by the Nelson Mandela Foundation, an organisation set up in 1999 by Mandela as a vehicle for his charitable, rural development and diplomatic work. It will be the first time such a comprehensive collection of artifacts and memorabilia associated with the former president has ever left South Africa.

Coming to the Melbourne Museum in September 2018, the exhibition’s premiere coincides with what would have been Mandela’s 100th birthday. 

By: Rebecca Russo


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