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Hot & Happening

  • Jun 14, 2013

Upcoming and current exhibitions, planetarium shows, education programmes and events, and ‘friends’ activities on at Iziko Museums of South Africa.


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Hands-on heritage

  • Jun 14, 2013

Iziko Museums of South Africa is a national heritage institution established in terms of the Cultural Institutions Act. We are a schedule 3 public entity (non-profit organisation) partially funded by the Department of Arts and Culture.


Chris Levin

  • Jun 3, 2013

Iziko Museums of South Africa is the proud recipient of eight iconic fashion garments designed by Chris Levin. The garments were donated to Iziko by generous benefactor and art curator, Mark Coetzee.  The Iziko Social History Collections is delighted by the presentation, as very few haute couture garments are represented in the museum’s collection.


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Rare masterpiece returns to France

  • May 28, 2013

‘The King’s Map’ is set to return and rest at its home, Bibliothèque Nationale in Paris. This rare masterpiece is a unique map of South Africa produced 222 years ago. Nearly 3 x 2m in size – painted on brushed cotton for King Louis XVI of France – the map, a record of biodiversity and animal distribution in southern Africa,has 66 illustrations of animals, birds, and plants.  It illustrates the route travelled by French traveller, free thinker and social critic of the time - during the birth of democracy, François Le Vaillant.


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Canadian Governor General visits the Iziko Slave Lodge

  • May 24, 2013

Canada's Governor General, His Excellency, David Johnston, visited Iziko Museums of South Africa for a guided tour of the Iziko Slave Lodge on Monday, 20 May. Johnston was visiting South Africa from 19 to 22 May, as part of a tour of Africa, aimed at exploring prospects for closer ties between Canada and South Africa in science, technology and education.


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Raél Jero Salley shows “Promise”

  • May 21, 2013

Iziko Museums of South Africa, through its Education and Public Programmes department will host the exhibition, Promise, by Raél Jero Salley, in association with the University of Cape Town’s Africa Month. The contemporary art exhibition presents new artworks that draw from past and present events in South Africa’s visual archive.


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Canadian Governor General captivated by Iziko Slave Lodge

  • May 20, 2013

Canada's Governor General, His Excellency, David Johnston, visited Iziko Museums of South Africa for a guided tour of the Iziko Slave Lodge on Monday, 20 May. Johnston was visiting South Africa from 19 to 22 May, as part of a tour of Africa, aimed at exploring prospects for closer ties between Canada and South Africa in science, technology and education.


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International Museum Day celebrations at Iziko Museums of South Africa

  • May 8, 2013

International Museum Day is celebrated annually across the globe on 18 May. Join Iziko Museums of South Africa (Iziko) for a fun-filled day of adventure, exploration and discovery. The theme this year is: Museums (creativity + memory) = social change. This initiative aims to increase awareness of the role of museums as agents of social change.    By looking at our past we can build the future.


Public Holidays Operational Times

  • Apr 26, 2013

Iziko Museums of South Africa is commemorating Freedom Day by offering *free entry for all (*excluding the Castle of Good Hope and Planetarium)on 27 April 2013. Iziko Bertram House, Iziko Koopmans-de Wet House and Iziko Rust & Vreugd museums will be closed on this day.


Watch this space

  • Apr 23, 2013

It is our pleasure to let you know that the first edition of Iziko Museums of South Africa’s newsletter, i on Iziko, will be published later this month. With this newsletter, we would like to share news about our exciting exhibitions, collections and programmes, and of course, keep you up to date with any new additions to our collections.


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‘Historical and Remembrance Projects of the International Association of the Shackles of Memory’

  • Apr 18, 2013

Iziko Museums of South Africa, in partnership with the International Association of the Shackles of Memory (Shackles of Memory), will host a public talk by Anna-Karina Caudevilla. The talk, ‘Historical and Remembrance Projects of the International Association of the Shackles of Memory,’ will be presented on 23 April 2013 at the Iziko Slave Lodge at 18:00 for 18:30.


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Insider Art: VI

  • Apr 15, 2013

Iziko Museums of South Africa, in collaboration with Young in Prison South Africa (YiPSA), is hosting an exhibition entitled: Insider Art: VI at the Iziko South African National Gallery Annexe, on show until 29 April 2013.