Media Statement Seminar on Applied Heritage 28 February 2017

Media Statement

28 February 2017

Freedom Park, Finland Embassy, The Departments of Arts and Culture and Education hold a Heritage Seminar.

Today, Tuesday 28 February, Freedom Park, the Finland Embassy, Departments of Arts and Culture and Education will hold a seminar on applied heritage. The seminar comes as part of the Three Year Plan implementation programme the Department of Arts and Culture (DAC) continues to support and extend the programme. A number of heritage related activities are planned as part of realising the goals of the envisaged Three Year Programme.

Some of the goals of the seminar are to create an environment where heritage practitioners, educational officials, students pursuing the heritage field, etc. could engage on issues around heritage education and applied heritage.  

The seminar will be followed by meetings, workshops and Time Travel events. According to the Three Year Plan document, all provinces should have active Bridging Ages structures by 2019. Presently, Bridging Ages South Africa (BASA) has a footprint in the Western Cape, KZN, Gauteng, North West, Northern Cape and Mpumalanga.  The aim is to ensure that all provinces have active structures which benefit institutions and communities participating in the Time Travel method.

Freedom Park has been involved in the Time Travel Programme since 2008.  During that period a number of related activities were achieved including conducting the Time Travel activities, attendance of national and international conferences, participation in stakeholder meetings, etc.

Freedom Park has also been involved in Bridging Ages activities that resulted in collaborations Meetings between the Swedish and South African ministers and  Signing of the letter of intents.

Date: 28 February 2017

Venue: Sanctuary, Freedom Park, Pretoria

Time: 9h00


Naomi Madima

Freedom Park

012 336 4006/ 060 961 3851


Jabulani Phelago

Freedom Park

012 336 4032/082 303 4551


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