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The Attic Exhibition, Cape Town Civic Collection <h2 class="sectHeading">​​​​​​​​​​About</h2> <span> <figure class="subtopic-fullsize-img"> <img class="responsive" src="https://resourceqa.capetown.gov.za/cityassets/Inline%20Images/Welcome%20to%20The%20Attic%20exhibition.jpg" alt="" /></figure>​​</span> <p>Reflect on the past and present of Cape Town at the Attic, a Cape Town Civic Collection Exhibition. </p><p>Everyday items, including wineglasses or keys, may have something extraordinary to teach you. Artefacts such as postal stones or a water pipe speak to the changes that Cape Town experienced over time, and other items remind us of the painful and shameful parts of our city’s history.</p><h2 class="sectHeading">​​​​​​​​​​Visitor experience<br></h2><p>Your visit to the Attic is self-guided, so you can explore in whichever direction you choose. </p><p> The exhibition is arranged around a central compass, which guides you north, south, east and west around the city and through its history. </p><p> Text panels expand on the history of Cape Town, art, images and videos showcase events as they occurred, and interactive touch screens help you zoom in on objects for a closer look. </p><div class="responsive-media"> <iframe src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/AylPJqhoAKk" frameborder="0"></iframe>  </div><h2 class="sectHeading">Exhibition</h2><p>The Attic exhibition covers the development and the governance of Cape Town.</p><p>Based on the items in the collection, and topics that resonate today, the exhibition covers:<br></p><ul><li>Making Cape Town (water, electricity, railways) <br></li><li>//Hu!gaeb, home to the Khoi </li><li>Where clouds gather (battle grounds and borders, contact and conflict) </li><li>Colonisation (Dutch trade and the colony at the Cape) </li><li>Slavery (the lives of enslaved people at the Cape) </li><li>Knowing the world (science and knowledge) </li><li>Places of faith (Christianity, Islam, language and education) <br></li><li>Apartheid city (controlling movement and forced removals) </li><li>City Hall (governing Cape Town, mayoral regalia) </li><li>A seat at the table (who participates in city life)</li></ul> <span> <div class="image-gallery-slider img-gal-1" id="img-gal-1" data-slide="1" data-slides="3" style="height:493.5px;"><div class="image-gallery-content" style="height:414px;">​​​<figure class="itemSlide slide-left slide-1"><img src="https://resourceqa.capetown.gov.za/cityassets/Inline%20Images/city-hall.jpg" class="responsive" alt="" style="display:none;" /><figcaption class="image-slide-text" style="display:none;"> <p> The Attic Exhibition is displayed at the City Hall.<br></p> </figcaption> </figure> <figure class="itemSlide slide-left slide-2"> <img src="https://resourceqa.capetown.gov.za/cityassets/Inline%20Images/combo-pieces.jpg" class="responsive" alt="" style="display:none;" /> <figcaption class="image-slide-text" style="display:none;"> <p>Some of the artefacts on display.<br></p> </figcaption> </figure> <figure class="itemSlide slide-left slide-3"> <img src="https://resourceqa.capetown.gov.za/cityassets/Inline%20Images/wood-plaque.jpg" class="responsive" alt="" style="display:none;" /> <figcaption class="image-slide-text" style="display:none;"> <p>Detail of a chair presented to the Council in 1905. <br></p> </figcaption> </figure> <figure class="itemSlide slide-left slide-4"> <img src="https://resourceqa.capetown.gov.za/cityassets/Inline%20Images/faith.jpg" class="responsive" alt="" style="display:none;width:949px;" /> <figcaption class="image-slide-text" style="display:none;"> <p>Places of faith section.<br></p> </figcaption> </figure> <figure class="itemSlide slide-left slide-5"> <img src="https://resourceqa.capetown.gov.za/cityassets/Inline%20Images/mayoral-dress.jpg" class="responsive" alt="" style="display:none;" /> <figcaption class="image-slide-text" style="display:none;"> <p>Some of the mayoral regalia on display.<br></p> </figcaption> </figure> <figure class="itemSlide slide-left slide-6"> <img src="https://resourceqa.capetown.gov.za/cityassets/Inline%20Images/painting.jpg" class="responsive" alt="" style="display:none;" /> <figcaption class="image-slide-text" style="display:none;"> <p>Painting of Rondebosch Common and Devils Peak, Cape Town Civic Collection.<br></p> </figcaption> </figure> </div><div class="image-gallery-control"><div class="image-gallery-caption"></div><div class="image-gallery-nav"><div class="nav-info">1 of 6<br></div><div class="slide-next"> <i class="icon arrow-white-next"></i> </div><div class="slide-prev"> <i class="icon arrow-white-prev"></i>​​</div></div></div></div></span><span> <div class="notification with-heading dark-copy pink bg-light-grey"><div class="graphic with-border"> <i class="info toptip">​​​</i> </div><div class="desc"><h4>Did you know?<br></h4><p> The Attic Exhibition forms part of the Civic Collection, which consists of more than 1 000 items. We can only exhibit a portion of the items at a time. If you are a researcher, contact us to view specific items. <br></p></div></div></span><span> <h2 class="sectHeading">Entrance fee​​​​​​​</h2></span> <p>Entrance to the exhibition is free of charge.</p><h2 class="sectHeading">Opening hours<br></h2><p>Monday to Friday: <br>09:00 – 15:00<br></p><p>The exhibition is closed on weekends and public holidays.</p><p>Contact us at <a href="mailto:civic.collection@capetown.gov.za"><em>civic.collection@capetown.gov.za</em></a> to arrange for a special or large group to visit the exhibition at an alternative time.</p> <span> <div class="lrg-icon-content bordered"><div class="lrg-icon lrg-check"><p> <b>Remember</b></p><ul><li>Entry to the exhibition is through the City Hall’s security desk, or Cape Town Tourism's Visitor Experience Office. Both entrances are at the front of the building, via Darling Street. </li><li> Parking is limited around City Hall, so please make appropriate arrangements.</li></ul></div></div></span> <h2 class="sectHeading">Contact us​​​​​​​</h2><p> <em>Email: <br> <a href="mailto:civic.collection@capetown.gov.za">civic.collection@capetown.gov.za</a></em></p>GP0|#304752b4-1178-426e-9c2a-1e45d2d227ed;L0|#0304752b4-1178-426e-9c2a-1e45d2d227ed|The Attic Exhibition Cape Town Civic Collection;GTSet|#ef3a64a2-d764-44bc-9d69-3a63d3fadea1;GPP|#6c76e2f7-4cbf-462e-b191-de905f1ae159;GPP|#07a08cd3-03c2-4703-bb40-76a6c7a471e0;GPP|#c529c1ac-1f8d-48ae-8079-d34f4dae9c57Reflect on the past and present of Cape Town at the Attic, a Cape Town Civic Collection Exhibition. 0

 

 

 

 

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