The Archive in Pictures

Ideas of archive seem often to be dominated by text – written documents, indexes, transcriptions, translations, annotations… and yet ‘the archive’ is much broader and more complex, particularly for times or places that are not represented in (or by) writing. This online exhibit presents diverse aspects of ‘archive’. Fragments lead into places, images, objects, activities, and reflections… behind them lies the book, Archives of Times Past: Conversations about South Africa’s Deep History (2022), which this curation derives from.