The Nelson Mandela Museum is involved in several strategic partnerships with other organisations and institutions.
CONNECTING CLASSROOM PROGRAMME
The school-twinning programme runs in partnership with the British Council. It connects classrooms between South Africa, Kenya, Mozambique and the United Kingdom. There are nine schools from the Eastern Cape that participate in the programme. The project is fully funded by the British Council with Nelson Mandela Museum as a strategic partner. The Museum’s interest in the programme facilitates opportunities for rural schools, educators and learners to be exposed to international norms and methodologies and for them to share experiences with schools from other countries.
NELSON MANDELA FOUNDATION AND APARTHEID MUSEUM
The Nelson Mandela Foundation, Apartheid Museum and the Nelson Mandela Museum subscribe to project based partnerships. This started in 2005 with the aim of producing an exhibition to commemorate10 years of democracy. Due to many challenges, among them raising the necessary funds for the project, there were delays. In 2006, preparations started in order to produce an exhibition that focused on the 90th birthday celebrations of Nelson Mandela. The exhibition, The Meaning of Mandela,
The Nelson Mandela Museum also has a project specific partnership with the Luthuli Museum to create a joint exhibition reflecting on the lives of Chief Albert Luthuli and President Nelson Mandela. The exhibition, Mandela and Luthuli in Conversation, is currently on show at the Museum.
Department of Sport Recreation Arts and Culture
The Nelson Mandela Museum from time to time enjoys a strong working relationship with the Department in carrying out it mandate. For indept info on the Departmental operations, go to www.ecsrac.gov.za