International Archives Week

4 Jun 2019 - 16:30


This year's IAW focus is Designing the Archives in the 21st Century. At UCT, we see the 21st century archive as a transformative platform for inclusivity and change, placing people at the centre of what we do. We wish to design an archive that serves as an inclusive space, representing the interests and history of the entire UCT community, as well as the broader interests of South Africa and the African continent.

This week, UCT Libraries Special Collections is teaming up with the UCT Administrative Archive to mark this occasion and celebrate our archival heritage. Watch out for our displays in the Libraries and around campus.

Want to know why there are two different archives at UCT?

Not only does Special Collections house a large amount of non-UCT research material, but the two archives collect different sorts of UCT-related material for different reasons.