Newbury D (2011) Living historically through photographs in post-apartheid South Africa: Reflections on Kliptown Museum, Soweto. In E Lehrer, C Milton & M Patterson (Eds) Curating Difficult Knowledge: Violent Pasts in Public Places (pp. 91–108). New York: Palgrave Macmillan.
This article makes a contribution to the literature on forms of visual display in post-conflict museums. Through original research at the Kliptown Museum in Soweto, Newbury explores the use of photography in a post-apartheid site of memory.
The article was commissioned by the editors for a publication arising from the Curating Difficult Knowledge Conference at the Centre for Ethnographic Research and Exhibition in the Aftermath of Violence (CEREV), Concordia University, Montreal in April 2009. The conference brought together an international group of academics, curators and artists involved in exhibitions, museums and artworks relating to sites of conflict, from North and South America, Europe, Africa, and Asia.