Nearly three months after the passing of Archbishop Desmond Tutu, the Desmond and Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation has partnered with the Apartheid Museum to curate a thought-provoking exhibition.
The exhibition, titled Truth To Power: Desmond Tutu and the Churches in the Struggle Against Apartheid, will celebrate the legacy of the arch and will also be a place where people are inspired to follow in his footsteps.
DESMOND TUTU’S STATE-OF-THE-ART EXHIBIT
According to the Desmond and Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation the exhibition acknowledges Desmond Tutu’s incredible contribution to South Africa and also aims to challenge the young and old to “take up the baton of courageous and ethical leadership and emulate the unwavering values that the Archbishop demonstrated”.
“We need to have the courage to speak out against injustice, just as the arch did,” says the Foundation’s chairperson, Niclas Kjellstrӧm-Matseke.
“In South Africa, we are seeing deeply troubling trends, such as a resurgence of xenophobia, attacks on whistle-blowers, as well as relentless assault on our democracy due to rampant corruption,” added Kjellstrӧm-Matseke.
WHAT VISITORS CAN EXPECT
The Truth To Power: Desmond Tutu and the Churches in the Struggle Against Apartheid exhibition will cover the Archbishop’s legacy in six different themes. Apartheid education, the struggle in the church, faith in action, protest and peace-making, unfinished business, tu+tu = freedom.
There will also be a special room celebrating his relationship with his wife, Leah and another room celebrating his relationship with former president Nelson Mandela.
As per IOL, there will also be work from local photojournalist Rashid Lombard.
“This is very personal because we have worked together since the 80s and we travelled together quite often,” Lombard told the publication.
EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW
The exhibition will officially open to the public on Friday 25 March at the Old Granary Building in Cape Town. The exhibition will be open on weekdays from 9:30 to 15:30.
Tickets are R50 for adults, R25 for pensioners and students. It will be free for children under 12 years old.