A collaboration between the Centre for Curating the Archive, the Michaelis Galleries and the UCT Libraries, the Jagger Library Memorial Exhibition was opened on the one-year anniversary in April 2022 of the devastating fire that destroyed the UCT Jagger Library and its archive. Including material from the Jagger site, Michaelis School of Fine Art graduate art works and UCT's own documentary record of the Salvage Process the exhibition memorialised the loss and commemorated the communal spirit of salvage shown by UCT and the wider Cape Town community.  

Read our Curatorial Statement.

Exhibition Gallery

Explore the artworks of the Exhibition.

What Remains Ebook

Page through the commemorative compilation of Volunteer Submissions.


Journey through moments during the Jagger Library fire salvage and recovery phase.