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Mandela, My Life: The Official Exhibition provides visitors to the Melbourne Museum with a glimpse into the extraordinary personal life of Nelson Mandela.
The exhibition aims to commemorate, illuminate and most importantly share Nelson Mandela’s living legacy with the world, and is open until March 3 next year.
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The exhibition features the most comprehensive collection of original artefacts, documents, personal items and artworks ever to be shown outside of South Africa.
With more than 200 artefacts from The Nelson Mandela Foundation and Nelson Mandela’s private collection, this official exhibition has been curated across 10 galleries in the Touring Hall at Melbourne Museum, guiding visitors on an emotive multi-sensory journey through the rich and interactive show.
Among the objects included in the exhibition is the original sound recording of Mandela’s Rivonia Trial speech in 1964, his original appointments diary from 1997 and the boxing glove signed and gifted by Muhammad Ali to Mandela, an avid boxing fan.
Visitors can feel the power and emotion of one of the most dramatic and significant moments of Mandela’s life — the moment he puts apartheid on trial — by experiencing the original sound recording of Nelson Mandela’s Rivonia Trial speech in 1964, accompanied by a powerful and immersive new film piece placing visitors in the courtroom as he delivers his speech.
Visitors can also discover and explore Mandela’s journey from child to man through a spectacular 7 m-long scenic projection wall of animations and landscapes, with elements of Mandela’s childhood brought to life in an audio-visual piece using his own words and images.
Explore how and why certain influences shaped a young Mandela with original objects, film and documents delving into the early life of Mandela as he established himself in Johannesburg.
Personal items include photographs of Mandela with his first wife Evelyn and their children, and his second marriage to Winnie.
Discover the covert nature of Mandela’s daily existence and activities during his period of underground operations when he was dubbed the Black Pimpernel.
Small cell-like rooms, based on Mandela’s time in prison including at Robben Island, allow visitors to explore aspects of his life in prison.
Film and photographs of the isolated prison at Robben Island set the scene, letters between Mandela and his family, and audio of Mandela personally recounting his experiences provide an insight into the emotional impact of his long imprisonment.
Visitors will also be able to see and hear the events of Mandela’s first day of freedom on February 11, 1990 when he was released from Victor Verster prison.
A wall of film, images and sound will show the progression of Mandela from that very first day, to his election and inauguration as South Africa’s first democratically elected president.