Vuyani Gweki Booi
National Heritage Council
Country: South Africa
Vuyani has a BA in Social Science, a Post-Graduate Diploma in Museums and Heritage Studies and a M.A. in Visual and Public History.
As Senior Manager and Curator of Collections at the University of Fort Hare (South Africa) and manager of South African Liberation Movement Archives, Vuyani’s role is very varied and has included working with museums to develop exhibitions; integrate oral history in the interpretation of their collections; develop outreach programmes and publish catalogues.
His advice and expertise has been sought by provincial and national bodies and institutions whose mandate is to protect, preserve and promote cultural heritage.
A particular area of interest for Vuyani is community based oral history projects – looking at how oral history voices and be exhibited and curated.
At the British Museum
During his time on the International Training Programme in 2006, Vuyani was based in the Department of Africa, Oceania and the Americas and his partner placement was at The Collection – Art and Archaeology in Lincolnshire.
In March 2010 Vuyani attended the Cairo Conference Towards a global network, where he presented a paper on what he had gained, both professionally and personally, from attending the ITP, what he had done since the programme and what possible future collaborations and partnerships there could be between fellows.