Today’s ultimate design challenge is to create durable products and services that minimise adverse impacts on the environment, while making everyday life simpler and more pleasant. The design of our societies influences our development, and designers are the catalysts that make a sustainable future possible. The Eco Design Initiative is mobilising youth in the design of our sustainable future. Through this leading action initiative, Eco Design Ambassadors from South Africa and Sweden will participate in an interactive skills and culture exchange, namely the Fresh Talent Workshop and the Eco Design Showcase, to be hosted in Cape Town and the City of Malmö during 2011.
Be Inspired, Connected & Engaged – Celebrate summer with the annual Summer School programme at Iziko
Iziko Museums is proud to host its annual multi-faceted Summer School, comprising of a series of talks, workshops and excursions from 5 to 26 February 2011. The programme provides a public platform for individuals to express their opinions and recommendations about current issues. The objective of the programme is to inspire, connect and engage the public about our country’s rich and diverse heritage. The varied programme includes topics for all interest groups, such as art, sustainable fisheries, indigenous games and the history of slavery.
After a decade in deep storage, African textiles, beadwork and items of body adornment from the Iziko Permanent Art Collection have finally found a home in the refurbished former Library at the Iziko South African National Gallery. This move presents the opportunity to showcase some of the treasures in our collection, together with new work by young South African designers, inspired and motivated by the richness of their African heritage in an exciting modern way. Central to the exhibition is an installation of the winner and three nominees of the Mercedes-Benz South African Awards for Fashion, shown to critical acclaim in Berlin last year.
The Chairperson of Iziko Museums Council, Advocate Brenda Madumise, is pleased to announce the appointment of Ms Rooksana Omar as the new Chief Executive Officer of Iziko Museums.
It’s holiday! Time for fun and entertainment in the sun! Budgets are tight and many families are looking for cost effective ways to keep their children entertained and occupied. Celebrate summer with the Iziko Museums of Cape Town. Come and see – this is the place to be! En dis nogal for free!
Bertram House, situated at the top of Government Avenue in the centre of Cape Town, is set to reopen its doors to the public on 9 December 2010, after extensive renovations.
Its holiday! Time for fun and entertainment in the sun! Budgets are tight and many families are looking for cost effective ways to keep their children entertained and occupied. Celebrate summer with the Iziko Museums of Cape Town. Come and see - this is the place to be! En dis nogal for free!
Iziko Museums commemorates World Aids and Emancipation Day, on 1 December, by welcoming the public to its museums for free (excluding the Castle of Good Hope and Iziko Planetarium).
The Iziko South African National Gallery will be hosting a grand opening event on Saturday, 27 November at 17h30 for 18h00, in celebration of five exciting new exhibitions.
The Iziko Social History department presents Made in Translation – Images from and of the Landscape, which will open to the public at the Iziko South African Museum on 21 November 2010. Curated by Pippa Skotnes (Director of the Centre for Curating the Archive, Michaelis School of Fine Art, UCT) and Petro Keene of Iziko Social History, the exhibition will explore ways in which translations from and of the landscape have been made, and in so doing place images of rock art in the context of other forms of translation. Just as land and space are transformed into landscape, rock art copies are seen as acts of translation, primarily transforming the ‘unboundedness’ of the original paintings or engravings into the framed and recomposed images of the copy.
After an eight year tenure with Iziko Museums of Cape Town, Professor HC (Jatti) Bredekamp has retired as the Chief Executive Officer. This prolific educator, historian, researcher, writer and leader was appointed as the first black CEO of the organisation in 2002. He shares some of his experiences, recalling being impressed by the collective professional expertise within the organisation and its supporting services.
This November, In Context will be presented at the Iziko South African National Gallery, as a single and cohesive exhibition. Curated by Liza Essers, the exhibition will present work by a diverse group of contemporary international and South African artists who explore the dynamics and tensions of place, in reference to the African continent and its varied and complex iterations, and to South Africa in particular. The works – wide-ranging, frequently provocative – engage with a number of pressing questions about space, context, and geography.