From South to South: Two Museums Committed to Human Rights

Wednesday, November 9, 2016 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

A conversation with Bonita Bennett of the District Six Museum, Cape Town, South Africa and Maria Jose Kahn Silva of the ESMA Memory Site, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Bonita Bennett is Director of the District Six Museum in Cape Town, South Africa. Bennett’s work in the non-profit and public sector has sought to bring together her pedagogical training and her political activism, and she has combined skills gleaned during the days of the anti-apartheid struggle with her formal training to inform her approach to her position as Director of the District Six Museum.

María José Kahn Silva oversees Educational, Artistic and Museographical Development at ESMA Memory Site, where she is working to develop International Cooperation by building networks between the Site and the international community to promote human rights, memory and museums. In addition to these activities, Kahn Silva teaches Art History at Escuela Motivarte.