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Quagga hoof – not as simple as it seems

The Quagga – gone but not forgotten Like the Dodo and the Great Auk, the Quagga is something of an emblem of extinction. In part this may be because of its extraordinary name, on which more later. But maybe it is because, unlike the first two, it is one of the extinct species that survived […]

A closer look at South Africa

Their presence was part of the Designation-funded Africa project to explore a sizeable collection of museum objects from South Africa. Much of this material was beadwork that had been acquired during the early 19th century. Unfortunately, early descriptions of location and function were largely inaccurate. RAMM has little in the way of beaded material from the Zulu Kingdom […]