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TRADITIONAL IRON SMELTING BELLOWS

Motsane Getrude Seabela, Curator: Anthropology, DITSONG: National Museum of Cultural History Skin-bag bellows, used for blowing air into a fire....
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TRADITIONAL IRON SMELTING BELLOWS
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Kruger House: the legends live on

Mauritz Naudé, DITSONG: National Museum of Cultural History (15/08/2020) Even though museums are normally associated with the collection of movable...
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Kruger House: the legends live on
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A Missing Heritage Site

Sandra Naudé, Editor: DITSONG: Museums of South Africa The so-called “Convent Redoubt” stood at the corner of Visagie and Koch...
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INNOVATIONS IN EDGED WEAPONS

David Rilley-Harris Ditsong National Museum of Military History September 2020 Edged weapons were being developed in the form of handheld...
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INNOVATIONS IN EDGED WEAPONS
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THE MAPIKO MASKS

Motsane Getrude Seabela, Curator: Anthropology, DITSONG: National Museum of Cultural History  The Mapiko masks are associated with the Makonde people...
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THE MAPIKO MASKS
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THE LUGER PISTOL

A CONQUEROR OF TWO WORLD WARS Jan van den Bos, Curator Military Collection, DITSONG: National Museum of Cultural History The...
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THE LUGER PISTOL
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Jan van den Bos, curator, military collection, DITSONG: National Museum of Cultural History The purpose of museums is to collect...
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CENTENARY OF THE DEMISE OF SAMMY MARKS

Jaco Schoonraad, Acting Manager, DITSONG: Sammy Marks and Pioneer Museums and curator of Numismatics, DITSONG: National Museum of Cultural History...
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CENTENARY OF THE DEMISE OF SAMMY MARKS
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A Traditional Indonesian Dagger, The Kris

By : Frank Teichert The kris (also spelled keris) is the national weapon of Indonesia and the oldest distinctive weapon...
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PERUVIAN CHANCAY POTTERY COLLECTION

Frank Teichert, Curator Archaeology and Human Remains. DITSONG: National Museum of Cultural History The Peruvian pots were discovered in a...
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PERUVIAN CHANCAY POTTERY COLLECTION
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ELEPHANT IVORY TUSKS

Of the Rhodesian Light Infantry Richard Henry Ditsong National Museum of Military History 12 May 2020 The Ditsong National Museum...
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ELEPHANT IVORY TUSKS
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BRITISH FIRST WORLD WAR TANKERS FACE MASK

Richard Henry Ditsong National Museum of Military History 20 May 2020 The Museum’s Anti-Splash Tankers Mask:  Acq No 17126. Belonged...
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BRITISH FIRST WORLD WAR TANKERS FACE MASK
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SIDI REZEGH: IMAGES OF DEATH AND HORROR

Allan Sinclair Ditsong National Museum of Military History 30 April 2020 During the First World War (1914 – 1918) most...
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SIDI REZEGH: IMAGES OF DEATH AND HORROR
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THE FALL OF FRANCE AND THE ENTRY OF JAPAN INTO THE SECOND WORLD WAR (1939 – 1945)

THE EFFECT OF THESE EVENTS ON SOUTH AFRICA Allan Sinclair Ditsong National Museum of Military History 29 April 2020 Introduction...
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COMMEMORATING THE 75TH ANNIVERSARY OF VE DAY

Allan Sinclair Ditsong National Museum of Military History 8 May 2020 On 8 May 1945 the British Prime Minister, Sir...
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Ko-Wakizashi Japanese Short Sword

David Rilley-Harris Ditsong National Museum of Military History May 2020 A wakizashi is a traditional Japanese short sword with a...
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Ko-Wakizashi Japanese Short Sword
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The Push Dagger

David Rilley-Harris DNMMH Curator April 2020 First World War Push Dagger which belonged to L Cpl Arnold A push dagger...
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The Push Dagger
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THE KLOPFEITSCHE / MARTINET

A clothes whip supposedly used at Buchenwald Richard Henry Ditsong National Museum of Military History 22 May 2020 Introduction: On...
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THE KLOPFEITSCHE / MARTINET
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THE NAZI YELLOW JEWISH STAR

Allan Sinclair Ditsong National Museum of Military History Introduction The Nazi yellow cloth star is possibly one of the most...
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THE NAZI YELLOW JEWISH STAR
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THE MAPIKO MASKS – Motsane Getrude Seabela, Curator: Anthropology, DITSONG: National Museum of Cultural History

THE MAPIKO MASKS - Motsane Getrude Seabela, Curator: Anthropology, DITSONG: National Museum of Cultural History The Mapiko masks are associated...
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THE MAPIKO MASKS – Motsane Getrude Seabela, Curator: Anthropology, DITSONG: National Museum of Cultural History
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TRADITIONAL IRON SMELTING BELLOWS
Blog

TRADITIONAL IRON SMELTING BELLOWS

Motsane Getrude Seabela, Curator: Anthropology, DITSONG: National Museum of Cultural History Skin-bag bellows, used for blowing air into a fire....
Read More
Kruger House: the legends live on
Blog

Kruger House: the legends live on

Mauritz Naudé, DITSONG: National Museum of Cultural History (15/08/2020) Even though museums are normally associated with the collection of movable...
Read More
Blog

A Missing Heritage Site

Sandra Naudé, Editor: DITSONG: Museums of South Africa The so-called “Convent Redoubt” stood at the corner of Visagie and Koch...
Read More
INNOVATIONS IN EDGED WEAPONS
Blog

INNOVATIONS IN EDGED WEAPONS

David Rilley-Harris Ditsong National Museum of Military History September 2020 Edged weapons were being developed in the form of handheld...
Read More
THE MAPIKO MASKS
Blog

THE MAPIKO MASKS

Motsane Getrude Seabela, Curator: Anthropology, DITSONG: National Museum of Cultural History  The Mapiko masks are associated with the Makonde people...
Read More
THE LUGER PISTOL
Blog

THE LUGER PISTOL

A CONQUEROR OF TWO WORLD WARS Jan van den Bos, Curator Military Collection, DITSONG: National Museum of Cultural History The...
Read More
Blog

Jan van den Bos, curator, military collection, DITSONG: National Museum of Cultural History The purpose of museums is to collect...
Read More
CENTENARY OF THE DEMISE OF SAMMY MARKS
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CENTENARY OF THE DEMISE OF SAMMY MARKS

Jaco Schoonraad, Acting Manager, DITSONG: Sammy Marks and Pioneer Museums and curator of Numismatics, DITSONG: National Museum of Cultural History...
Read More
Blog

A Traditional Indonesian Dagger, The Kris

By : Frank Teichert The kris (also spelled keris) is the national weapon of Indonesia and the oldest distinctive weapon...
Read More
PERUVIAN CHANCAY POTTERY COLLECTION
Blog

PERUVIAN CHANCAY POTTERY COLLECTION

Frank Teichert, Curator Archaeology and Human Remains. DITSONG: National Museum of Cultural History The Peruvian pots were discovered in a...
Read More
ELEPHANT IVORY TUSKS
Blog

ELEPHANT IVORY TUSKS

Of the Rhodesian Light Infantry Richard Henry Ditsong National Museum of Military History 12 May 2020 The Ditsong National Museum...
Read More
BRITISH FIRST WORLD WAR TANKERS FACE MASK
Blog

BRITISH FIRST WORLD WAR TANKERS FACE MASK

Richard Henry Ditsong National Museum of Military History 20 May 2020 The Museum’s Anti-Splash Tankers Mask:  Acq No 17126. Belonged...
Read More
SIDI REZEGH: IMAGES OF DEATH AND HORROR
Blog

SIDI REZEGH: IMAGES OF DEATH AND HORROR

Allan Sinclair Ditsong National Museum of Military History 30 April 2020 During the First World War (1914 – 1918) most...
Read More
Blog

THE FALL OF FRANCE AND THE ENTRY OF JAPAN INTO THE SECOND WORLD WAR (1939 – 1945)

THE EFFECT OF THESE EVENTS ON SOUTH AFRICA Allan Sinclair Ditsong National Museum of Military History 29 April 2020 Introduction...
Read More
Blog

COMMEMORATING THE 75TH ANNIVERSARY OF VE DAY

Allan Sinclair Ditsong National Museum of Military History 8 May 2020 On 8 May 1945 the British Prime Minister, Sir...
Read More
Ko-Wakizashi Japanese Short Sword
Blog

Ko-Wakizashi Japanese Short Sword

David Rilley-Harris Ditsong National Museum of Military History May 2020 A wakizashi is a traditional Japanese short sword with a...
Read More
The Push Dagger
Blog

The Push Dagger

David Rilley-Harris DNMMH Curator April 2020 First World War Push Dagger which belonged to L Cpl Arnold A push dagger...
Read More
THE KLOPFEITSCHE / MARTINET
Blog

THE KLOPFEITSCHE / MARTINET

A clothes whip supposedly used at Buchenwald Richard Henry Ditsong National Museum of Military History 22 May 2020 Introduction: On...
Read More
THE NAZI YELLOW JEWISH STAR
Blog

THE NAZI YELLOW JEWISH STAR

Allan Sinclair Ditsong National Museum of Military History Introduction The Nazi yellow cloth star is possibly one of the most...
Read More
THE MAPIKO MASKS – Motsane Getrude Seabela, Curator: Anthropology, DITSONG: National Museum of Cultural History
Blog

THE MAPIKO MASKS – Motsane Getrude Seabela, Curator: Anthropology, DITSONG: National Museum of Cultural History

THE MAPIKO MASKS - Motsane Getrude Seabela, Curator: Anthropology, DITSONG: National Museum of Cultural History The Mapiko masks are associated...
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