Symbolic Restitution: Post-Apartheid Changes to the South African Heritage Sector, 1994-2012

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Ashley Sheriff


This bibliography is a compilation of scholarly articles, book chapters and complete monographs written in English about South African cultural heritage sites, permanent and traveling exhibits and installments, and institutional decisions within the heritage sector that contributed to the process of constructing post-apartheid national South African identities, heritages, and collective memories. It includes materials about exhibitions that contributed to a new formation of nationhood by engaging or omitting vestiges of apartheid and colonialism, or by including formerly marginalized voices. This compilation of bibliographic sources encompasses materials published worldwide, dating from the beginning of Nelson Mandela’s inauguration as President of a democratic South Africa on May 10, 1994 to December 11, 2012.

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South Africa, cultural memory, museums, memory institutions