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Iziko Museums of South Africa, in collaboration with 1000 Women’s Trust, SWEAT (Sex Workers Education & Advocacy Taskforce), Antonia Porter and Giovanna del Santo are bringing you a joint exhibition opening this April. These insightful exhibitions are geared towards creating awareness on issues such as gender based and sexual violence; challenging stigmas related to sex work; and confronting hegemonic ideals of masculinity. It is particularly appropriate that the exhibitions are opening in April – Freedom Month – when we explore what freedom means to all individuals.
The times, they are a’changing at Iziko museums… Following public demand and a review of visitor trends at our museum sites and the competing destinations in Cape Town, the Council of Iziko has determined that new opening times will be brought into effect from 1 April 2018. The sites that are open only a few days a week can be made available for school groups, as and when required, by arrangement. It is hoped that these new opening times will promote greater access to our museums, and have a positive impact on the visitor experience.
The Iziko Planetarium and Digital Dome makes possible virtual exploration of the universe, the inner workings of the human body, or the intricacies of an atomic structure – providing unequalled experience of animation and 360°cinema. Visit the most advanced digital planetarium on the African continent. A space of innovation and discovery; where art, science and entertainment meet.
Iziko Museums of South Africa, in partnership with 1000 Women’s Trust, SWEAT (Sex Workers Education & Advocacy Taskforce), Antonia Porter and Giovanna del Santo will host a joint exhibition opening of: Enough is Enough, I am What I am and What It Means to be a Man.
Human Rights Day, a tribute to those who fought for the rights and equality of all South Africans, is commemorated annually on 21 March. On this day in 1960 (previously known as Sharpeville Day), police fired on unarmed protesters, killing 69 people, many of whom school children, who were shot in the back as they fled.
The first ever solo museum exhibition, on South African soil, of works by internationally acclaimed artist, El Anatsui recently opened at the Iziko South African National Gallery. In a career that spans over four decades Anatsui has created a vast body of work that has expanded the language of contemporary sculpture in Africa and the globe.
International Mother Language Day is celebrated annually on 21 February. Iziko Museums of South Africa, together with the One City, Many Cultures Project will be hosting a public symposium at the Iziko Slave Lodge on Saturday, 24 February 2018 from 10h30 until 13h00.
Iziko Museums of South Africa, in partnership with Goodman Gallery and the Friends of the Iziko South African National Gallery, is proud to present ‘El Anatsui: Meyina’ marking Anatsui’s first solo museum exhibition on South African soil.
A unique multi-media exhibition at the Iziko Slave Lodge, Through Positive Eyes, puts cameras into the hands of people who are living with HIV/AIDS, encouraging them to document their daily lives. The project is co-directed by London-based South African photographer and AIDS activist Gideon Mendel, who has been chronicling HIV/AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa since 1993.
With Cape Town in the grip of its worst drought in decades, Iziko Museums of South Africa is committed to helping save as much water as we can. We hope that our visitors will join us in the fight to stretch our reserves by conserving water at our museums.
Cape Town is so much more than great beaches, nightlife and shopping! On your next visit to the Mother City, be sure to include a dose of art, heritage and culture in your itinerary, with Iziko Museums of South Africa. Iziko is now listed on iVenture City Pass and Cape Town Pass.