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On 20, May 2017 | In | By admin

Mandela Capture Site Exhibition

The Nelson Mandela Capture Site in Howick has been undergoing a site upgrade which includes a new 2000 m2 Visitor Centre. Parts & Labour has been working with the Apartheid Museum to develop the exhibition including a 60m synchronized surround film and a 20m long light box display with historical content.

The Visitor Centre is set to change the way South African audiences interact with museums. The hope is the museum will be the premier historical museum in KZN Natal and a leader in the way historical museums are viewed.

The Capture Site already draws tens of thousands of national and international visitors yearly through the success of Release, a sculpture of Nelson Mandela by Marco Cianfanelli and Jeremy Rose.

The Visitor Centre opened in December 2019.

Client | KWAZULU Natal Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs
Implementing Agent | The Apartheid Museum
Building Architect | Mashabane Rose and Associates
Interiors and Exhibition Design | Craig McClenaghan Architecture
Information Design | Buro Comrie
Film Production | The Public Pool
Audio Visual Service Provider | Sonic Factory
Exhibition Fittings | Alan Epstein
Exhibition Graphics | V&V Signs
Project Management | Parts & Labour


Watch a VIRTUAL TOUR of the exhibition. 


The Capture Site 


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Detail view of the building facade


Rendering of Proposed Main Exhibition Hall

A rendering of the visitor experience showing the 60m synchronized surround film and 20m lightbox table.



Production Images of 60m Surround Film

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The 60m surround film is made up of 12 projections that are each 5m wide and 2.7m high.
The above image shows all 12 projections in one view.

A photo of the 1962 Austin Westminster taken on set of the film. The car was the same make and model that was driven by Nelson Mandela and Cecil Rhodes when they were arrested in 1962. The car will be exhibited in the museum.

Renderings of 20m Lightbox Table for Historical Content

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Production Images of Lightbox table


Production photos of the assembly of the multi layered light box table that spans 20m and is over 2m wide.