Saturday 08 December 2018
JHF Book sale, exhibition & talk
Johannesburg Heritage Foundation (JHF) will be hosting a bumper Christmas Book Faire at Johannesburg’s most impressive example of Victorian school architecture, the Holy Family College in Parktown, where an exhibition of some of the 600 drawings of early buildings in Johannesburg will also be on show.
The originals are too delicate to mount on board so they have been scanned and printed without damage to the fragile originals. Beautiful draughting combined with elaborate Edwardian designs some are simply astonishing. There are also the very humble two roomed cottages in wood and iron. This is our major contribution to Museum Africa. We select the drawings to be archives from the city’s collection, copy, scan and record them. The final step is cataloging and accessioning them, folding then storing these treasures in the cabinets at Museum Africa.
Prof. Katherine Munro will be speaking about the history of Joburg in 12 maps, based on research on some astonishing early maps of the City!
To add to the festiveness of the occasion, mince pies and sherry will be on sale.
COST : Entrance to the Faire is FREE, but the lecture on Joburg Maps
JHF welcome your book donations! The JHF team of Kathy Munro, Sarah Welham and Mary Boyease will be hosting a JHF table at the Faire.