In the article below, Roger Stewart reveals the motivations, passions and dilemma of being a collector. For more information contact Roger - or



Parallel experiences and narratives in the histories of South Africa and of Ireland, and the ways in which the stories of pain and of hope are shared by storytellers who guide visitors in museums and heritage sites in each context, make for an important and timely comparison. The authors reflect, in the closing pages of this book, on the relevance of museums in the twenty-first century.



This corrugated iron and wood house was constructed in 1904 for W. Copeland. It is a rare surviving example of these prefabricated homes that were scattered across Johannesburg, built mainly for working class families. Easy to construct and dismantle, they were sometimes carried by horse-drawn cart to their next location.