The world premiere Mandela My Life: The Official Exhibition opened on Saturday 22nd September 2018, at the prestigious Melbourne Museum, sharing the story of Mandela’s rich and remarkable life.
Producers iEC Exhibitions, TEG Live and Museums Victoria, in collaboration with The Nelson Mandela Foundation of South Africa, are thrilled to announce new images, objects and artefacts have been added to the exhibition.
Objects that will feature in the exhibition include an original handwritten document by Mandela reflecting on the day he was released from Victor Verster Prison in 1990. The note details the uncontrollable crowds Mandela faced upon arrival at the Cape Town City Hall following his release. Nelson Mandela’s original appointments diary from 1997 will also be exhibited.
A variety of images from internationally renowned photographers including Keith Bernstein, Ernest Cole, Peter Magubane and Matthew Willman, will feature throughout the exhibition documenting the apartheid struggle and many stages of Mandela’s life from his early school days to post presidential years.
Keith Bernstein spent years photographing the public and private life of Nelson Mandela. In 1994, Bernstein spent a month as Nelson Mandela’s photographer in the weeks leading up to his election as President. Mandela My Life: The Official Exhibition will include 14 of Bernstein’s images.
The exhibition will also feature 16 images from one of South Africa’s most distinguished photojournalists, Dr Peter Magubane. Dr. Magubane became internationally renowned for his brave and unrelenting coverage of the anti-apartheid struggles and consequently cost him close to two years in solitary confinement. Dr. Magubane was selected as Mandela’s official photographer to capture the country’s four-year transition to democracy.
Providing a rare and touching glimpse into the personal life of Nelson Mandela, this official Mandela exhibition has been curated into ten galleries in the Touring Hall at Melbourne Museum and explores his difficult and sometimes controversial life fighting for equality and democracy.
After exclusively opening in Melbourne, Mandela My Life: The Official Exhibition will be viewed by over two million visitors over five years. This official Mandela exhibition will commemorate, illuminate and most importantly share Nelson Mandela’s living legacy with the world.
Ticket prices start from $32 for an adult, $22 for concession (students & seniors) and $17.90 for a junior (children to 16).
For more information, please visit: MandelaTheExhibition.com
- Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas joins IHG - February 15, 2019
- AirAsia adds Brisbane to Bangkok flights - February 11, 2019
- Discover Mauritius - February 7, 2019
- Mauritius’ most instagramable spots - February 5, 2019
- Air Vanuatu adds non-stop from Melbourne - February 5, 2019
- Flight Review: Air Mauritius – Perth to Port Louis, Mauritius - February 1, 2019
- Hotel Review: SALT of Palmar, Mauritius - February 1, 2019
- Discover the best of Cabo, Mexico - January 23, 2019
- LOUNGE REVIEW: Wellness Spa, klia2 - January 22, 2019
- Discover Austria - January 19, 2019