Programme objectives 2012/13

Programme objectives 2012/13

The overall objective of the Nelson Mandela Centre Memory during the 2012/13 financial year will be to enhance the Centre’s strategic presence locally and internationally.

Strategic Objectives: Memory Programming:

  • Completing the digitisation of the paper-based collections.
  • In partnership with the National Library to ensure the deacidification of all paper-based materials.
  • Completing the metadata capture for at least half of the digitised content.
  • Finalising a comprehensive and integrated guide to all NMCM archival holdings.
  • Acquiring and creating an inventory of the 46664 archive.
  • Supporting the 107 Central Street refurbishment.
  • Overseeing content development for the Centre ‘windows’ at the Apartheid Museum, the Cape Town City Hall and the Museum for African Art in New York.
  • Providing an integrated research and analysis capacity supporting all Outreach projects and providing a public authentication service for any external Mandela-related project.
  • Ensuring full compliance with institutional records management systems.

Strategic Objectives: Communications and Outreach Programme:

  • Overseeing the development of the Nelson Mandela Portal as the hub of the NMCM’s web-based information system.  A new website interface and the Nelson Mandela Digital Archive delivery platform powered by the Google Cultural Institute will be launched.
  • Integrating digitisation and social media platforms around the website.
  • Developing and implementing a communications strategy, including new branding, to ensure that the NMCM’s vision and mission is understood by a wide variety of audiences.
  • Overseeing the publication of a new edition of the Authorised Comic Book.
  • Managing the 10th Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture.
  • Running a series of policy dialogues on access to information.
  • A dialogue forum around the ANC Centenary celebrations will be convened in July in partnership with the Nelson Mandela Museum, Mthata in July.
  • Overseeing all Centre travelling exhibitions and launching at least two new exhibitions.
  • Driving NMCM support for the Mandela Day campaign.