This report analyses the role of museums in promoting national unity, stability and reconciliation in post-conflict society, looking specifically at Constitution Hill in the post-Apartheid South African context. It will be shown that Constitution Hill can, if created to meet the needs of the community within which it finds itself, achieve its potential as a vehicle for civic engagement and reconciliation.
Ereshnee Naidu is an expert on peace building, social and transitional justice. She is currently the Senior Program Director for the Global Transitional Justice Initiative, New York. She earned her Bachelor of Arts and two Masters of Arts degrees from the University of Witwatersrand in South Africa, the first in Dramatic Arts (1998) and the second in Forced Migration Studies (2004). She subsequently earned her PhD in Sociology from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York.