Exhibitions

The South African History Archive (SAHA) is committed to making its archival materials intellectually and physically accessible for public exhibition and display, both nationally and internationally.

SAHA/SABC Truth Commission Special Report Multimedia Product and TRC Exhibition launch, 9 December, 2010, Photograph: Jenna BurchellTRC posters from SAHA's Poster Collection (AL2446), SAHA/SABC Truth Commission Special Report Multimedia Product and TRC Exhibition launch, 9 December, 2010, Photograph: Jenna BurchellImages from SAHA's Zapiro TRC Cartoon Collection (AL3219), SAHA/SABC Truth Commission Special Report Multimedia Product and TRC Exhibition launch, 9 December, 2010, Photograph: Jenna Burchell

SAHA/SABC Truth Commission Special Report Multimedia Product and TRC Exhibition launch, The Ramparts, Constitution Hill, 9 December, 2010

Items from SAHA collections, including the SAHA Poster Collection (AL 2446) may be borrowed by museums, galleries, heritage venues and other non-profit organizations for inclusion in exhibitions.

Original posters and banners related to the ECC displayed at the Ditsonong National Museum of Military History, July-August, 2010

Original posters and banners related to the ECC displayed at the Ditsonong National Museum of Military History, July-August, 2010

Please consult SAHA's guidelines for exhibition loans to find out more about requesting the loan of posters and other archival items for exhibition.

SAHA recognizes that community-based and educational organizations may find it difficult to meet the formal requirements for security and preservation of rare and fragile objects generally required of borrowers in standard loan agreements for heritage objects. To fulfill our key aim of bringing South African history out of the archives and into South African communities that would not ordinarily access archives, SAHA is developing a range of exhibition kits specifically designed to enable organizations to mount low-cost exhibitions focusing on key moments and issues in South African history.

SAHA has also started to develop virtual exhibitions drawing together archival materials to commemorate key events or explore particular themes.

In Commemoration of South African Freedom Day: an exhibition of posters in Kinshasa

In Commemoration of Freedom Day: an exhibition of posters in Kinshasa - April 2008

Exhibition Tools
Guidelines for Loans
Exhibition Kits
SAHA has developed thematic exhibition kits.
In the archives
Find out more about related collections in the archives at SAHA