The project, launched by the Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport in the Western Cape, involves museums across the province doing stuff like encouraging people to start scrapbooks to record local knowledge and history - and then exhibiting some of the material.
The article quotes a government official as saying that "We are doing this so that our children can learn from it." I suspect the official has in mind that children will learn when they visit museums or get taught about local knowledge at school. But probably more significant is the learning that might happen in the process of children and adults participating in the oral history project.
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