This Heritage Month, we invite high school learners to join our virtual discussion with the University of Pretoria to learn more about the Mapungubwe Collection, its significance as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and why the U.S. supports the cultural preservation efforts at Mapungubwe. The discussion will be streamed live on the American Corner Pretoria Facebook page on September 17, at 10:00.
In 2013, the U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation awarded a financial grant of $26,300 to the University of Pretoria Museums to preserve an archaeological collection of bone and ivory recovered from the Iron Age sites of K2 and Mapungubwe Hill. The preservation project included documentation, examination, analysis and conservation, as well as improvements to the storage and display environment of this collection.