17 JULY 2015

17 JULY 2015

Anyone who has explored the world of archives will know that it is a treasure house, one that is full of surprises, crossing paths, dead ends, painful reminders and unanswered questions. Very often the memories contained in archives diverge from the memories people carry with them. That is its challenge. And its fascination. Engagement with archives offers both joy and pain.” Nelson Mandela, in the Foreword to Prisoner in the Garden, Penguin Books, 2005.