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This is a museum planned for opening in 2016. Currently they have been engaging the global community, have advocates on board and a website, facebook and twitter up and running.

No further info, but will be a moving and relevent space.


http://museumofaidsinafrica.org/
 

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No of fence to anybody here but shouldn't money at the moment be spent on researching a cure rather then providing us with an infamous legacy of AIDS even though it is still around and affecting millions upon millions. This may sound naive or shallow to some.
 

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^^ umm BILLIONS are being spent. Amazing new internationally funded world leading AIDS and TB facilities are going up in Durban - Look at the K-RITH thread.

Its not a shallow centre from what i have read, its a learning centre and if we can build peace centres, freedom centres, gandhi centres, apartheid centres, cradle of mankind centres, tutu centres etc, then surely there is space for a centre for the biggest crisis mankind faces from a health point of view? To educate, to inform, especially when there remains so much stigma against those that have it. And at the end of the day is that not what the role of museums are? To inform and educate.

Additionally this donor funded, mainly globally. And at close to $10m, it is nothing compared to the over $10billion research spends
 

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Shouldn't have said anything :banana:, I meant me being shallow for not agreeing with the idea of building a museum.
 

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nothing wrong with saying anything, its great for dialogue, we all learn from each other
 

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If Durban lands the 2016 World AIDS Conference, it would be the ideal candidate to host the museum, the opening of which will coincide with the conference. The Centrum site would be a perfect location, seeing as it's adjacent to the ICC and Gugu Dlamini Park (formerly Central Park), adjacent to the Workshop Mall. This would be significant as Gugu Dlamini was killed after she publically disclosed her HIV status. This location would also be near other significant museums (opposite Durban's apartheid museum - the Kwamuhle Museum, down the road from the the Hallocaust Museum in the Jewish Club, near the the Natural Sciences Museum in the City Hall, the Old Court House Museum (adjacent to the City Hall), and the proposed R250m main city library). Will help entrench this area as a cultural / heritage precinct.
 
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