Reimagining the story of human evolution
Iziko Museums of South Africa, in collaboration with the Human Evolution Research Institute at the University of Cape Town (UCT), launched a new exhibition entitled: ‘HUMANITY’ at the Iziko South African Museum. The exhibition reimagines the story of human evolution as centred on the diversity of humans today and how we came to be that way. It focuses on the rich record of people found in South Africa and Africa. In doing so, it reimagines our origins as a story of intelligence, creativity, and endurance through time.
Entering the exhibition is an immersive experience, where walls are shrouded in handcrafted reeds that tower to a star-filled sky. The effect transports visitors from the typical museum space to a place where ancient storytelling – or lessons – seems natural.