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South Africa's Democracy — Mandela's "Cherished Ideal"

Date: 1 - 26 September
Time: 10am-8pm, Mon-Fri (NB: De-installation will take place from 3pm on Friday 26 September)
Venue: Atrium Gallery

This exhibition brings together photographs, documents and artefacts illustrating the unique story of South Africa's journey into democracy — President Mandela's "cherished ideal".

It marks the twentieth year of the new country and the fiftieth year since Mandela and his co-accused were sentenced to life imprisonment at the Rivonia Trial. 

The treasures come from the separate archives of the South African Universities of Cape Town, Witwatersrand and Fort Hare. Some of them have never before been displayed outside South Africa.  

Moeletsi Mbeki, South African author and businessman, and deputy chair of the South African Institute of International Affairs, will give an associated lecture on Tuesday 23 September.  For more details on the lecture, please click: South Africa’s Democracy — Mandela’s "Cherished Ideal"

This exhibition is presented by the University of Cape Town, Witwatersrand and Fort Hareand and supported by the South African High Commission.

This exhibition is open to all, no ticket required. Visitors are welcome during weekdays (Monday - Friday) between 10am and 8pm (excluding bank holidays, when the school is closed, at Christmas and Easter, or unless otherwise stated on the web listing). 

For further information email arts@lse.ac.uk or phone on 020 7107 5342. 

Just economics and politics? Think again.  While LSE does not teach arts or music, there is a vibrant cultural side to the School - from weekly free music concerts in the Shaw Library, and an LSE orchestra and choir with their own professional conductors, various film, art and photographic student societies, the annual LSE photo prize competition, the LSE Literary Festival and artist-in-residence projects. For more information please view the  LSE Arts website. 

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