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Anthropology Museum

East Campus, Robert Sobukwe Block (formerly Central Block), West Corridor

The Department of Social Anthropology is among the oldest programmes in social science at Wits, established in 1921. The Museum has been part of the Department for many decadeThe Department of Social Anthropology is among the oldest programmes in social science s, and the display cases lining its walls surround our famous, massive seminar table, where so many distinguished scholars have presented their work over the years. Historically the museum has concentrated on the exhibit of indigenous rural artifacts of the Khoi-San and Bantu-speaking people of South Africa. While such cultural artifacts are still an important feature of the collection, in recent years exhibits have been added featuring the illustration of field research by staff and students, and more contemporary aspects of South African urban life. Visitors to the Department are welcome to view the Museum at any time when none of the many events that take place there is in progress.

Directions to the Museum

Please use the Yale Rd entrance from De Korte Street. Go through security and find parking on the left hand side just after the building next to the Security boom. Proceed on foot to the traffic lights and turn right into the East Campus. On your immediate right will be the South West Engineering Building - the building following that one is Robert Sobukwe Block (Central Block), use the entrance between the two buildings and you will immediately be on West corridor - walk to the last office which is CB 21 (the Administrator s Office).


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