12 June until 22 August in the Great Hall
World Cup football spectacle in the Tropenmuseum and Tropentheater
An interactive spectacle about World Cup football in South Africa is starting on 12 June in the Tropenmuseum and the Tropentheater. It focuses on the African experience of this large-scale event. Every day there are different up-to-date reports by African journalists. And as many (African) matches as possible will be shown live on the big screen, so that everyone can immerse themselves in the African World Cup spectacle, while also becoming acquainted with the vision of African journalists on the World Cup and on sport in general.
This summer, the ground floor of the Tropenmuseum will be transformed into a football stadium, especially for the World Cup. Visitors will get to the interactive exhibition about the African experience of World Cup football through a players’ tunnel – to loud cheers and singing from African supporters. Every day, the museum will be in contact with African reporters, journalists and photographers, in order to guarantee continually changing, up-to-the-minute news.
Information about the African teams that have reached the last round of the World Cup – Algeria, Nigeria, Ivory Coast, Cameroon, Ghana and South Africa – will be set out in six ‘goals’. The information on display from these countries will include team photos, fan articles, portraits of the stars, highlights of recent matches and scores.
All the latest pictures
Every day, a different selection of photos and films by African journalists and reporters from the organisation lokaalmondiaal will show the atmosphere before, during and after the matches. Visual material will show reports about African fans on the streets, the atmosphere in township cafés and the production of vuvuzelas (South African horns). A Wall of Fame will display the best new photos of each match. There is also an exhibition of World Press Photos taken during the African qualifying rounds last year. After the summer, this part of the exhibition will go on tour to South Africa.Watch the Africa scores! 'Wall of Fame' on our Facebook page!
Interactive table football
A football table will be set up right in the middle of the exhibition, giving visitors the opportunity of taking an active part themselves. Every goal scored is rewarded by up-to-date images from the African media. And for children there is a NewsCorner, showing World Cup items from South African children’s news programmes.
Africa Scores! takes place as part of Road to 2010 (see www.roadto2010.nl). Other partners are: lokaalmondiaal, World Press Photo, Free Voice, NCDO and Africa Media Online. The book Africa United (KIT Publishers) is published as a part of the project.