In celebration of Women’s Month, the exhibition Corsets & Couture opens at the Iziko Koopmans-de Wet House Museum today. A visual feast, the exhibition highlights the changes in women’s fashion over a century. It contrasts a typical 19th century outfit with couture garments from the 20th century. These couture garments, on display for the first time, were designed by South African couturier Chris Levin, and generously donated to Iziko Museums of South Africa by art doyen, Mark Coetzee.
This Women’s Month, Iziko Museums of South Africa invites both local and international visitors to explore and reflect on women’s contribution to our history, art, and culture. Enjoy free access to Iziko Museums on Women’s Day *.
Join artist curator, Professor Keith Dietrich on Friday, 1 August 2014 for a walkabout of the exhibition, Fragile Histories|Fugitive Lives. The exhibition is currently on display at the Iziko Slave Lodge until 31 August.
Iziko Museums of South Africa will host an exhibition entitled: Impressions of Rorke’s Drift - The Jumuna Collectionat the Iziko South African National Gallery (ISANG) from 23 July until 2 November 2014.
Iziko Museums of Africa is celebrating 20 Years of Democracy through the exhibition: ‘Brave New World’...20 Years of Democracy, on display at the Iziko South African National Gallery (ISANG) until 1 November 2014. The exhibition commemorates this major milestone through a selection of works from ISANG’s Permanent Collection, acquired between 1994 and 2014.
Iziko Museums of South Africa will host the exhibition: “There’s something I must tell you” by artist, Sue Williamson, on 27 June until 30 June 2015. This exhibition focuses on women activists involved in the political struggle against apartheid in South Africa, and the artist’s latest work, an installation documenting conversations between iconic women involved in the struggle and their Born Free granddaughters. The exhibition reveals a timeline across three bodies of work, moving from the 80s to current work set against a theme of women’s involvement in the struggle for democracy.
Winter school holidays 27 June to 21 July 2014.Take advantage of our half-price holiday discount during local school holidays. Adults and accompanying children enjoy 50% off regular entrance fees to our museums, excluding the Castle of Good Hope and Planetarium.
Upcoming and current exhibitions, planetarium shows, education and public programmes and events, and Friends activities currently on at Iziko Museums of South Africa. For a complete list of what’s happening at our museums, please see the Iziko website and follow us on Facebook and Twitter for up-to-the-minute details.
Iziko Museums of South Africa has recently acquired the installation, There’s something I must tell you, by the artist Sue Williamson, with the assistance of a generous grant of $25,000 from the Rockefeller Foundation, secured via the Office of the CEO.There’s something I must tell youopens at the Iziko Slave Lodge on 27 June 2014 and will run until 30 June 2015.
A World Design Capital Cape Town 2014 project, the exhibition, Design & Making [the story of food]is a collaboration between the Cape Craft and Design Institute (CCDI) and Iziko’s Social History Collections department. This thought-provoking exhibition traces the evolution of design through food, with a particular focus on the vessels used for its storage, preservation, packaging and distribution. Historical vessels of African, European and Asian origin are shown alongside contemporary objects created by designer-makers from the Western Cape.
Host your luncheon, or design an exclusive dinner party – or even a wedding – at the Lady Anne Banqueting Hall at the Castle of Good Hope. The Lady Anne’s long table, with its seating for 101 guests, amidst exquisite artwork, lends itself perfectly to a grand reception. This historical location is the perfect venue while the chilly Cape compels us indoors. So, why not wow your guests with a unique and stately setting this winter?
Keeping children occupied for the next four weeks is a mammoth task. Avoid holiday headaches and start your expedition of exploration at the Iziko South African Museum. A visit to the exhibition, African Dinosaursis a must for all explorers, dinosaur hunters and future archaeologists. Come and experience these magnificent, larger-than-life creatures in person, and unearth the story of their rise and fall.