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Textiles And Household Items From The Period

  1. 1. War Museum of the Boer Republics Presented to: Portfolio Committee on Arts & Culture By Col Frik Jacobs 22 May 2007
  2. 2. Mission To collect, curate and display items relating to the Anglo-Boer War of 1899 - 1902 and the Rebellion of 1914; research and publications on these themes and co-operation with other organisations, nationally and internationally, in order to develop these themes.
  3. 3. Vision To develop the mission of the museum by depicting the suffering of war to such an extent that its message creates an anti-war mentality that will culminate in the realisation that negotiation is preferable to war.
  4. 4. Overview of the Presentation <ul><li>Collections </li></ul><ul><li>Achievements in the past decade </li></ul><ul><li>“ Suffering of War” project </li></ul><ul><li>Annual Report & Expenditure 2005/06 </li></ul><ul><li>Budget for 2007/08 </li></ul><ul><li>2006 Budget & Expenditure </li></ul><ul><li>Some constraints </li></ul>
  5. 5. Collections <ul><li>Valuable paintings and sculptures </li></ul><ul><li>A photographic collection in excess of 9 000 </li></ul><ul><li>Textiles and household items from the period </li></ul><ul><li>Prisoner-of-war handcraft </li></ul><ul><li>The 2nd largest philatelic collection of the theme in the world </li></ul><ul><li>A representative collection of fire-arms </li></ul><ul><li>A wide collection of databases </li></ul><ul><li>Documents and books pertaining to the war </li></ul>
  6. 6. Museum in the last ten years <ul><li>Initiated study of the neglected fact of Black people in the Anglo-Boer War. </li></ul><ul><li>Took the lead in nation-wide centenary commemoration of Anglo-Boer War. </li></ul><ul><li>Started the shift in emphasis from the futility of war towards negotiations as an alternative: “Suffering of War” exhibition. </li></ul>
  7. 7. “ Suffering of War” project <ul><li>Aim: To move away from the study of war towards the study of the suffering caused by war. </li></ul><ul><li>Launch: A photographic exhibition of international standards in Bloemfontein </li></ul><ul><li>International launch in Moscow: 6 June 2004 </li></ul><ul><li>Copies to nine provinces and seven countries </li></ul>
  8. 8. Annual Report and Expenditure 2005/06 <ul><li>Copies were made available. Three aspects briefly: </li></ul><ul><li>Capacity constraint (page 7) </li></ul><ul><li>Audit report: 3 x Emphasis of Matter </li></ul><ul><li>Financial statements: Accumulated surplus: </li></ul><ul><li>To provide retirement benefits </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>(Treasury requirement) </li></ul></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Budget: Income 2007/08 <ul><li> R’000 </li></ul><ul><li>1 State Subsidy 5063 </li></ul><ul><li>2 Entrance Fees 39 </li></ul><ul><li>3 Business Ventures 57 </li></ul><ul><li>4 Investment Income 235 </li></ul><ul><li>TOTAL 5394 </li></ul>
  10. 10. Budget: Expenditure 2007/08 (Operating) <ul><li> R’000 </li></ul><ul><li>1 Support Functions 5063* </li></ul><ul><li>2 Collection, Conservation and curation 102 </li></ul><ul><li>3 Publications 42 </li></ul><ul><li>4 Exhibitions 15 </li></ul><ul><li>5 Education and Public Programmes 13 </li></ul><ul><li> TOTAL 5270 </li></ul>
  11. 11. Budget: Expenditure 2007/08 (Capital) <ul><li>R’000 </li></ul><ul><li>1 Support Functions 44 </li></ul><ul><li>2 Collection, Conservation and curation - </li></ul><ul><li>3 Publications - </li></ul><ul><li>4 Exhibitions - </li></ul><ul><li>5 Education and Public Programmes 80 </li></ul><ul><li>TOTAL 124 </li></ul>
  12. 12. (Strat Plan) Key Objectives Income <ul><li>Entrance Fees </li></ul><ul><li>Key Objective Target </li></ul><ul><li>To increase number 10% </li></ul><ul><li>of visitors increase per </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>annum </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  13. 13. (Strat plan) Key Objectives Income <ul><li>Business Ventures </li></ul><ul><li>Key Objective Target </li></ul><ul><li>Renting of facilities 15% </li></ul><ul><li>& marketing of increase </li></ul><ul><li>publications per annum </li></ul>
  14. 14. (Srat plan) Key Objectives Income <ul><li>Investment Income </li></ul><ul><li>Key Objective Target </li></ul><ul><li>Utilisation of 10% </li></ul><ul><li>investments to gain increase </li></ul><ul><li>income per annum </li></ul>
  15. 15. (Strat plan) Key Objectives Expenditure <ul><li>Support functions </li></ul><ul><li>Key objective Target </li></ul><ul><li>To lower percentage Keep </li></ul><ul><li>of income spent on staff percentage </li></ul><ul><li>maintenance below </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>75% </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  16. 16. (Strat plan) Key Objectives Expenditure <ul><li>Collection, conservation & curation </li></ul><ul><li>Key Objective Target </li></ul><ul><li>1.Upgrade record 60% computerised </li></ul><ul><li>keeping system at end of year </li></ul><ul><li>2. Focus collection on Progress reports </li></ul><ul><li>British Forces and </li></ul><ul><li>Black participants </li></ul>
  17. 17. (Strat plan) Key Objectives Expenditure <ul><li>Publications </li></ul><ul><li>Key Objective Target </li></ul><ul><li>To support external To be involved </li></ul><ul><li>research for publications with at least 2 </li></ul><ul><li>by external publishers publications </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>per annum </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  18. 18. (Strat plan) Key Objectives Expenditure <ul><li>Education & public programmes </li></ul><ul><li>Key Objective Target </li></ul><ul><li>1.Develop programmes to To be </li></ul><ul><li>supplement school history operational </li></ul><ul><li>programmes 2007 </li></ul><ul><li>2.Cater for specialist groups Get at least </li></ul><ul><li>such as collectors, re-enactors 2 groups </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>involved </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  19. 19. (Strat plan) Key Objectives Expenditure <ul><li>Exhibitions </li></ul><ul><li>Key Objective Target </li></ul><ul><li>Continually upgrade Quarterly </li></ul><ul><li>permanent exhibitions progress reports </li></ul><ul><li>Rotation of temporary 3 per annum </li></ul><ul><li>exhibitions </li></ul>
  20. 20. 2006 Budget & Expenditure Income <ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Budget Actual </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><li> R’000 R’000 </li></ul><ul><li>1 State Subsidy 4723 4723 </li></ul><ul><li>2 Entrance Fees 41 47 </li></ul><ul><li>3 Business Ventures 71 86 </li></ul><ul><li>4 Investment Income 200 199 </li></ul><ul><li>GRAND TOTAL 5035 5055 </li></ul>
  21. 21. 2006 Budget & Expenditure Expenditure (operating) <ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Budget Actual </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><li> R’000 R’000 </li></ul><ul><li>1 Support Functions 4696* 4634* </li></ul><ul><li>2 Collection, Conservation 92 89 </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>and curation </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>3 Publications 41 36 </li></ul><ul><li>4 Exhibitions 16 12 </li></ul><ul><li>5 Education & Public Programmes 8 9 </li></ul><ul><li>TOTAL 4853 4780 </li></ul>
  22. 22. 2006 Budget & Expenditure Expenditure (capital) <ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Budget Actual </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><li> R’000 R’000 </li></ul><ul><li>Support Functions 182 177 </li></ul><ul><li>Collection, Conservation and curation - - </li></ul><ul><li>Publications - - </li></ul><ul><li>Exhibitions - - </li></ul><ul><li>Education and Public Programmes - - </li></ul><ul><li>TOTAL 182 177 </li></ul>
  23. 23. Constraints <ul><li>Access for physically disabled people has become an embarrassment !!!!!!! </li></ul><ul><li>Numerous motivations via Department of Arts and Culture to Department of Public Works have not even been acknowledged! </li></ul>