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Jade Nair

Jade Nair is a Project Manager at the Centre for Curating the Archive. Over her six-year involvement with the Centre, she has worked extensively on photographic exhibitions, digital archives and documentary films. 

Exhibitions (research and installation):
Cedric Nunn, Return: Surviving Genocide, Dispossession and Erasure
A Stygian Darkness: Destruction and detritus in the South African mining industry
Promises and Lies: A exhibition of photographs by Laurie Sparham
Towards Freedom II
Sophia Klaase: Extraordinary Lives
Spring Queen: The Staging of the Glittering Proletariat II
Martyrs, Saints and Sell-outs
The Mirror in the Ground
Returned to Harfield
Movie Snaps: Cape Town Remembers Differently
A House In Harrington Street by Nicholas Eppel

Digital archives (research and digitization):
Rememberers
Shared Legacies
Martyrs, Saints and Sell-outs
Sequins, Self and Struggle
Extraordinary Lives: The Photographs of Sophia Klaase
Zubeida Vallie archive

Documentaries (content production and coordination):
Spring Queen
“Coloured
Wynberg 7
An Impossible Return

Uitgesmyt
Promises and Lies: Fault lines in the ANC
Movie Snaps

Publications
Age is a beautiful phase by James Matthews
An Impossible Return by Siona O'Connell

Symposia
Vice Chancellors Conversation (St Georges Cathedral, 2014)
Towards an archive of freedom: Why now? (District 6 Homecoming Centre, Cape Town, 2015)
Re-imagining: Museums and Archives (Norval Foundation, Cape Town, November 2018)

Public talks 
Intergenerational workshop presented by the Human Rights Media Centre, December 2015
Screening of Wynberg 7: An Intolerable Amnesia, followed with discussion facilitated by Jade Nair 

Discussion presented by the District 6 Museum and St George's Cathedral, April 2014. 
Facilitated by Jade Nair and Tazneem Wentzel
Ex-Robben Island prisoners and apartheid-era activists, Marcus Solomans, Kwede Mkalipi and Lionel Davis, shared their thoughts about the faultlines of the RI narrative of reconciliation and experiences of trauma.

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