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Astronomical adventures await you this summer!

  • Jan 12, 2018

Blast off into the summer sky as we take you closer to the stars than you’ve ever imagined! This summer, the Iziko Planetarium and Digital Dome is ready to welcome space cadets and astronauts of all ages to prepare for an astronomical space adventure!


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Beat the heat with Iziko Museums this summer!

  • Jan 12, 2018

We’re midway through January, and if you are looking for an ideal family outing that stretches your budget – especially at this time of year – look no further! Encounter, discover, explore… art, nature, people and more! #BeatTheHeat. Adults and accompanying children enter Iziko’s cool museums at *half price during local school holidays!


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ISANG hosts El Anatsui exhibition Meyina in Cape Town in February 2018

  • Jan 12, 2018

Iziko Museums of South Africa, in partnership with the Goodman Gallery and the Friends of the Iziko South African National Gallery, is proud to present an exhibition of El Anatsui – arguably one of the Continent’s most pre-eminent artists. Anatsui’s much anticipated first solo museum show on South African soil, entitled Meyina, opens at the Iziko South African National Gallery on 17 February 2018. 


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Reflecting on the past, looking forward to the future – A Message from our CEO

  • Jan 12, 2018

2017 was a challenging but successful year for Iziko. Notably, Iziko received an unqualified report from the Auditor-General of South Africa (AGSA) – an indication that the institution is well managed from governance, financial and performance perspectives.


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Augmented reality African nature experience at Iziko

  • Jan 9, 2018

Experience the Nature’s Best Photography Africa photographic exhibition like never before! Iziko Museums of South Africa and Nature’s Best Photography, sponsored by Digital Agency, NMPi South Africa, bring visitors an exciting augmented reality (AR) experience as part of this years ‘winners’ exhibition.


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Astronomical adventures await you this summer!

  • Dec 20, 2017

Blast off into the summer sky as we take you closer to the stars than you’ve ever imagined! This summer, the Iziko Planetarium and Digital Dome is ready to welcome space cadets and astronauts of all ages to prepare for an astronomical space adventure!


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Bauer’s critical cartooning re-ignites thought on Reconciliation Day

  • Dec 12, 2017

Cartoons have a long history of impacting society –Alternative Press, Works by Derek Bauer is no exception. The exhibition showcases original works, and celebrates Bauer as one of South Africa’s finest cartoonists. A visit to the Iziko South African National Gallery (ISANG) takes visitors on a visual journey of review, reverence and reconciliation.


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BEAT THE HEAT with IZIKO MUSEUMS this SUMMER!

  • Dec 6, 2017

Encounter, Discover, Explore…art, nature, people and more! This summer holiday #BeatTheHeat and visit one of Iziko’s cool museums at *half price!


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Thursday late at the ISANG!

  • Dec 1, 2017

Kick off your festive season with Thursday Late at the Iziko South African National Gallery (ISANG). Enjoy FREE ENTRY to a specially curated programme of art, performances, live music, DJ’s and food trucks on 7 December from 6pm – 9pm.


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Through Positive Eyes – From Human Wrongs to Human Rights

  • Nov 28, 2017

On 1 December, Iziko Museums of South Africa commemorates World Emancipation Day and Aids Day. Slavery was abolished at the Cape in 1834. Today, human trafficking and stigma attached to HIV/AIDS are prevalent issues that shackle individuals into a life of modern-day slavery.


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Looking beyond the “Painted Surfaces”

  • Nov 24, 2017

 A technical understanding of artworks reveals the creative processes and adds a new dimension to looking at paintings

Painted Surfaces, opening at the Iziko South African National Gallery (ISANG) on 30 November 2017, presents some well-known South African paintings in a whole new light – literally! 


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‘Nature’s Best Photography Africa’ Winners Announcement

  • Nov 9, 2017

The winners of the Nature’s Best Photography Africa competition were announced at the Iziko South African Museum on Tuesday, 7 November. The annual awards event precedes the opening of an exhibition of the same name.  The exhibition showcases the top seventy-five award-winning photographs taken in Africa, sourced from entries by photographers from across the globe.