The Luthuli Museum research department engages in pioneering projects aimed at producing knowledge on the life and legacy of Chief Albert Luthuli. These include exhibitions, publications, conference papers and an extensive oral history based project.
Upcoming research projects focus on commemorating 50 years since Chief Albert Luthuli was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for 1960. In conjunction with the exhibition that includes previously unseen archival documents and images, the Luthuli Museum will produce a commemorative pocket size book. This book contains 50 quotes by Luthuli relating to matters such as being an African, Freedom, Leadership and Peace.
An on-going and extensive oral history project includes interviews with community members and other people who met or were involved with Chief Luthuli during his life. These oral histories are being digitally recorded, transcribed and then archived as part of the Luthuli Museum collection. To date, several Luthuli family members, liberation fighters, local community members and associates of Luthuli have been interviewed.
The Luthuli Museum welcomes queries from all researchers interested in Chief Albert Luthuli.