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Attend this exhibition opening! Thursday, 26 October 2017 at the Iziko South African National Gallery at 5:30 for 6 PM
School’s out! But just for one short week. Just long enough to plan a day-trip to Cape Town to have some fun while learning about art, the natural world, and our past. And don’t forget…DURING LOCAL SCHOOL HOLIDAYS, children and accompanying adults PAY HALF-PRICE! With so many interesting museums and the planetarium to choose from, you’re spoiled for choice, at half the price! Take a look at what our museums have in store…
Over the past two months, the Iziko South African National Gallery has been enveloped by the melodic sounds of The African Choir 1891 Re-Imagined. This exhibition is a contemporary multi-media installation based on The African Choir’s first tour to Victorian England in 1891.
In celebration of Heritage Day, Iziko Museums of South Africa hosted its 10th Annual in_herit Festival from 18–24 September 2017. Each year, Iziko presents fun-filled family edu-tainment to the public, whilst offering free entry to many of our museums throughout the week.
Beneath our feet, the streets of Cape Town hold the untold stories of our people. Hidden in plain sight, every single day we walk straight past – unaware of our rich heritage. It is said that every time an elderly person dies, it’s as if a library has burnt down, because all their knowledge is lost with them.
The rich history of South Africa brings with it diversity in language, culture, tradition and religion. On 24 September, we celebrate our diversity when we commemorate Heritage Day.
Pursuant to a restructuring exercise, the position of Director: Art Collections was abolished.
“Iziko Museums of South Africa (Iziko) will be closing the Ethnography Hall at the Iziko South African Museum as from 15 September 2017. The current exhibition on indigenous ways of life in southern Africa was installed in the Ethnography Hall between 1970 and 1978. It supplemented the famous Khoesan diorama, which was removed in 2001.
The Western Cape Education Department’s Art and Music Centre’s take centre stage in the finale of the exhibition showcase at the Iziko South African National Gallery Annexe. The show comprises of more than 200 art works by learners from nine different art and music schools.
The African Choir 1891 Re-Imagined is a contemporary multimedia installation based on The African Choir’s first tour to Victorian England in 1891. The African Choir 1891 Re-Imagined was first shown at Autograph ABP, London in 2016 and is a collaboration between Autograph ABP and Tshisa Boys Productions.
Photographs connect the world. They tell stories in many languages when the spoken and written word is absent. Iziko Museums of South Africa is hosting a public discussion on the preservation of photographs, on 2 August at 13h00 at the Iziko South African National Gallery. The discussion will be led by international preservation expert, Professor Debra Norris.