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Public Lecture: The Baptists and the bootleggers: why drugs should be decriminalised

Public Lecture: The Baptists and the bootleggers: why drugs should be decriminalised

  • Date: Oct 28, 2014 to Oct 28, 2014
TH Barry Lecture Theatre at 19:00
Entrance is free to members on presentation of a valid 2014 membership card. Non members R30.
Speaker: Professor JP van Niekerk
 
In the early 19th century in the USA two unlikely...
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Walkabout by artist, Johannes Phokela

Walkabout by artist, Johannes Phokela

  • Date: Oct 18, 2014 to Oct 18, 2014

Saturday 18th October at 11.00am
Cost: R50 - limited space (booking essential)
Venue: Iziko Old Town House

Johannes Phokela was born in Soweto in 1966 and lives and works in Johannesburg and London. He studied art at...
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Lecture by Professor Nigel Penn: The Death of Governor Noodt

Lecture by Professor Nigel Penn: The Death of Governor Noodt

  • Date: Oct 07, 2014 to Oct 07, 2014

Venue: TH Barry Lecture Theatre, Iziko South African Museum.
Tuesday 7th October at 6.00 for 6.30pm.
Cost: non-members R100, Members R80 and students R20.

For all queries and bookings please contact Rosalind...

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Behind-the-scenes tour at Iziko SA Museum

Behind-the-scenes tour at Iziko SA Museum

  • Date: Sep 26, 2014 to Sep 26, 2014

Date 26 September
Time: 12h30—14h00

Be the first to see the skeletons of long-extinct reptiles being uncovered from the rock in which they have remained hidden for the last 260 million years! You are invited to a...

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Guided Tour of Groot Constantia Wine Estate

Guided Tour of Groot Constantia Wine Estate

  • Date: Sep 24, 2014 to Sep 24, 2014

Date: 24 September
Time: 12h00—13h00

Explore Groot Constantia vineyards – the planting, harvesting, production and bottling of wine will be explained, followed by wine tasting (Max 60 participants).

Bookings...

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Behind-the-scenes tour at Iziko South African Museum

Behind-the-scenes tour at Iziko South African Museum

  • Date: Sep 24, 2014 to Sep 24, 2014

Date: 24 September
Time: 12h00—13h00

Explore a variety of Natural History wonders on a behind-the-scenes tour of the Iziko South African Museum. Join behind-the-scenes Tour (Max 10 participants per session). Meeting...

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Guided Tour: Sounds and Silences of a San Archive

Guided Tour: Sounds and Silences of a San Archive

  • Date: Sep 24, 2014 to Sep 24, 2014

12h00—12h45
Date: 24 September

Take a guided tour of the exhibition, Sounds and Silences of a San Archive at Iziko Bertram House. The exhibition forms part of Iziko Social History’s archive of /Xam and other San...

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Public Lecture: “Hunting for dinosaur fossils in the Karoo” by Dr. Roger Smith

Public Lecture: “Hunting for dinosaur fossils in the Karoo” by Dr. Roger Smith

  • Date: Sep 24, 2014 to Sep 24, 2014

Date: 24 September
Time: 11h00—12h00
Venue: TH Barry Lecture Theatre, ISAM

The dinosaur fossils of America, Europe and China are so well known that many South Africans are not aware that we have our very own dinosaurs...

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Cartoon Workshop

Cartoon Workshop

  • Date: Sep 24, 2014 to Sep 24, 2014

Date: 24 September
Time: 11:30—13:30
Venue: Atrium, Iziko SA National Gallery

Sharpen your pencils! Animate your life at a Cartoon Workshop with artist, illustrator and cartoonist, Vernon Fourie! Suitable for teens.

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20 Years of Democracy: Celebrating our Heritage Participation Mural

20 Years of Democracy: Celebrating our Heritage Participation Mural

  • Date: Sep 24, 2014 to Sep 24, 2014

Date: 24 September
Time: 10h00—15h00
Venue: Annexe, ISANG 

In celebration of 20 Years of Democracy, we invite you to help us paint a large mural on the walls of the SA National Gallery Annexe. All ages welcome....

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Natural History Display: Live spiders

Natural History Display: Live spiders

  • Date: Sep 24, 2014 to Sep 24, 2014

Date: 24 September
Time: 10h00—15h00
Venue: Planetarium foyer, Iziko SA Museum

They’re hairy and scary, but quite harmless! Learn about some of our favourite arachnids at ISAM. If you’re feeling courageous, you can...

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Fossil Preparation Workshop

Fossil Preparation Workshop

  • Date: Sep 24, 2014 to Sep 24, 2014

Date: 24 September 
Time: 10h00—15h00
Venue: Blue Room, ISAM

Uncover 250-million-year-old bones of long extinct mammals with Iziko’s Fossil Preparators. Equipment and training will be provided to work on a genuine...

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Screening of Night at the Museum “Everything Comes to Life”

Screening of Night at the Museum “Everything Comes to Life”

  • Date: Sep 24, 2014 to Sep 24, 2014

Date: 24 September
Time: 12h15—14h35
Venue: TH Barry Lecture Theatre, ISAM

When Larry Daley (Ben Stiller) is hired as a museum night watchman, he soon discovers that all the exhibits come to life after the sun sets.

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Screening of Night at the Museum “Battle of the Smithsonian: When the Lights go off the Battle is On

Screening of Night at the Museum “Battle of the Smithsonian: When the Lights go off the Battle is On

  • Date: Sep 24, 2014 to Sep 24, 2014

Date: 24 September
Time: 14h40—16h00
Venue: TH Barry Lecture Theatre, ISAM

Former night-watchman at the Museum of Natural History, Larry Daley’s nocturnal friends are being retired to the archives of the Smithsonian...

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Musical Entertainment

Musical Entertainment

  • Date: Sep 24, 2014 to Sep 24, 2014

Date: 24 September
Time: 10h00—13H30
Venue: Amphitheatre, ISAM

Enjoy a variety of musical and cultural performances, including open-mic sessions, in the amphitheatre of the Iziko South African Museum. The line-up...

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Guided Tours at the Slave Lodge, SA Museum and Castle of Good Hope

Guided Tours at the Slave Lodge, SA Museum and Castle of Good Hope

  • Date: Sep 24, 2014 to Sep 24, 2014

Date: 24 September
Time: 11h00—12h00

Explore several exhibitions and museums on Heritage Day: Bo-Kaap; Singing Freedom: Music and the struggle against apartheid;There’s something I must tell you (Iziko Slave Lodge); ...

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Guided Tours at the SA Museum, Rust en Vreugd & Castle of Good Hope

Guided Tours at the SA Museum, Rust en Vreugd & Castle of Good Hope

  • Date: Sep 24, 2014 to Sep 24, 2014

Date: 24 September
Time: 12h00—13h00

Explore Iziko Museums! The following guided tours will take place on Heritage Day:

  • Behind-the-scenes-tour of the Entomology collections at Iziko South African Museum (Max 15...
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Behind-the-scenes tour: Entomology Collections

Behind-the-scenes tour: Entomology Collections

  • Date: Sep 24, 2014 to Sep 24, 2014

Date: 24 September
Time: 11h00—12h00 
Venue: Iziko SA Museum

For the budding entomologists, join a behind-the-scenes tour of Iziko’s Entomology Collections (Max 15 participants) at ISAM. All ages welcome.

For...

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“A Day with Living Treasures at the Museum”

“A Day with Living Treasures at the Museum”

  • Date: Sep 24, 2014 to Sep 24, 2014

Date: 24 September
Time: 11h00—15h00
Venue: Iziko Slave Lodge

Celebrate our living heritage at the Slave Lodge. Discover, learn and be amazed by the treasures on display. From ancient Egyptian and Chinese artefacts to...

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Conference: “African Identities in South Africa after 20 Years of Democracy”

Conference: “African Identities in South Africa after 20 Years of Democracy”

  • Date: Sep 24, 2014 to Sep 24, 2014

Date: 24 Septmber
Time: 13h00—14h00
Venue: Iziko Slave Lodge 

For enquiries, contact Wandile Kasibe on Tel. 021 481 3804/13 or email publicprogs@iziko.org.za or sharmans@iziko.org.za... Continue reading


Natural History Display: Marine Biology, microfossils and insects

Natural History Display: Marine Biology, microfossils and insects

  • Date: Sep 24, 2014 to Sep 24, 2014

Date: 24 September DATE?
Time: 10h00—15h00
Venue: Whale Well, ISAM

Explore amazing objects and artefacts from Iziko’s Natural History collections.

For enquiries, contact Wandile Kasibe on Tel. 021 481 3804/13 or...

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Workshop: Mock fossil dig and pollination activities

Workshop: Mock fossil dig and pollination activities

  • Date: Sep 24, 2014 to Sep 24, 2014

Date: 24 September 2014
Time: 10h00—12h00
Venue: Activities Centre, ISAM

Be an archaeologist for the day and dig for bones at a mock fossil dig. For the insect fans, our pollination activities will be sure to keep you...

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Silly Solly and the Shooting Stars

Silly Solly and the Shooting Stars

  • Date: Sep 24, 2014 to Sep 24, 2014

Date: 24 September
Time: 11h00—15h00 (show runs on the hour)

Venue: Iziko Planetarium

Solly Snail wants to be chosen for his garden's soccer team and thinks up ways to become a speedier snail, so that he will be...

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Lecture by Edward Saunders: Vermeer and Delft.

Lecture by Edward Saunders: Vermeer and Delft.

  • Date: Sep 23, 2014 to Sep 23, 2014

Venue: TH Barry Lecture Theatre, Iziko South African Museum.
Tuesday 23rd September at 6.00 for 6.30pm
Cost: non-members R120, members R80 and students R20.

Art lecturer Edward Saunders, will present a public lecture...

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Iziko Mobile Museum at Centre for the Book

Iziko Mobile Museum at Centre for the Book

  • Date: Sep 23, 2014 to Sep 23, 2014

Date: 23 September
Time: 14:00 – 16:00

Meet the Iziko crew and explore an interesting selection of museum items at the Centre for the Book, Queen Victoria Street, Cape Town.

For enquiries, Wandile Kasibe on Tel. 021...

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Guided Tours

Guided Tours

  • Date: Sep 22, 2014 to Sep 23, 2014

Date: 22 & 23 September
Time: 12h00 - 13h00                                                       

Explore our exhibitions and museums this Heritage Week. At the Slave Lodge, experience “Singing Freedom: Music and the...

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Guided tour of Iziko Rust en Vreugd

Guided tour of Iziko Rust en Vreugd

  • Date: Sep 22, 2014 to Sep 23, 2014

Time: 12h00 – 13h00
Date: 22 & 23 September
Venue: Iziko Rust en Vreugd, 78 Buitenkant Street, Cape Town

Explore the historic Iziko Rust en Vreugd Museum. Rust en Vreugd was built as a home for Willem Cornelis Boers,...

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