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Roger Fisher will talk bout "Capturing the imagination : managing he Drostdy heritage for a wider public"

Good afternoon dear heritage friend.

Your committee has a really wonderful talk arranged for you this month. We are indeed VERY fortunate to have Emeritus Professor Roger Fisher come and address us. Roger has just completed a Conservation Management Plan for implementation at our beloved Drostdy Museum and has therefore deep insights as to the preservation and the way forward for our museum. His talk is titled "Capturing the imagination: managing the Drostdy heritage for a wider public" which will inform us as to the recommended management guidelines for the museum, its precincts, signage, interpretive plaques, all aimed at raising public awareness and engagement with the heritage legacy of Swellendam. This is a talk that should interest every one of us as Swellendammers.

A brief bio of Roger is summed up quite nicely in the introduction of Roger at the presentation of the Heritage Association of South Africa's highest honour, the Gold Medal, awarded to him for his contribution to heritage over many years. It reads as follows: "As a young boy Roger moved (from Cape Town) with his family to Pretoria in 1964 where he completed his schooling. After a varied early career, he registered at the Department of Architecture (at Tukkies) where in 1982 he obtained his degree of Bachelor of Architecture. After a spell in private practice, he joined the academic staff at the University of Pretoria in 1986. There he read for his doctorate. On his retirement, he was made an Emeritus Professor."

Since his retirement, Roger has established the website ARTEFACTS in which all aspects of the built environment are documented and made accessible on the web.



Drostdy Schuur


R70 members R100 visitors


February 23, 2023

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