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A World-First Nelson Mandela Exhibition Is Coming To Melbourne Next Month

By James Shackell
28th Aug 2018


Nelson Mandela would have turned 100 last year. Seems as good a reason as any to launch a massive, worldwide exhibition and retrospective, right?

Hosted by the Melbourne Museum, Mandela, My Life is on its way to Melbourne next month. And here’s the big news: we're the first city in THE WORLD to get it. Yep, the 20-city tour is kicking off right here in Victoria.

The exhibition is going to be the most comprehensive collection of Mandela memorabilia ever assembled outside South Africa. It’ll include warrants of committal for Mandela’s 27-year prison sentence, a range of the human right icon’s personal artifacts, as well as video and audio archives. The whole thing’s being endorsed by the Nelson Mandela Foundation, an organisation set up in 1999 to manage Mandela’s vast charitable and diplomatic work.

Melbourne was actually one of the first city’s Mandela visited after his release from prison (he popped by in October 1999). He even holds the highest honour in Melbourne—the Freedom Of The City.

Tickets are on sale now, and it'll be running till the start of March next year. You can get tix over here

The Details

Where: Melbourne Museum
When: Opens 22 September
For more info, click here

More good news: Australia is about to become the new permanent home of Yayoi Kusama's infinity installation

Image credit: The Nelson Mandela Foundation 

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