Curatorial Workshop for Virtual Memorial, Museum of AIDS in South Africa

On Monday, April 30th, CEREV will host a curatorial workshop to help design a Virtual Memorial & Memory Bank for the planned Museum of AIDS in Africa. Members of CEREV’s curatorial research group will work with the museum planners to envision an accessible, inviting and meaningful mobile and web space for individuals and communities to preserve, honour and celebrate the memories of people they loved who have died of AIDS-related causes.

The museum project is being spearheaded as a personal project by Ngaire Blankenberg of the world-renowned museum consulting company Lord Cultural Resources, in collaboration with the Globe & Mail’s current South Asia bureau chief Stephanie Nolen (2003-2008 Africa correspondent, author of “28 Stories of AIDS in Africa”). The Virtual Memorial will be heavily promoted at the 19th annual International AIDS conference in Washington, DC in late July this year, as the inaugural program of the Museum.

Center for Ethnographic Research and Exhibition in the Aftermath of Violence