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Celebrate, Debate, Elevate Your Heritage at Iziko

  • Sep 14, 2015

Connect with family and friends for a fun-filled week of free entertainment and education at Iziko Museums of South Africa (Iziko). We are inviting all communities to celebrate our living legacy during Heritage Week, from 21—27 September 2015*. Elevate your heritage at the in_herit festival  a multifaceted programme of guided tours, film screenings, interactive activities, displays and much more. (*Planetarium and Castle of Good Hope free on 24 September only).


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Ask A Curator Day 2015

  • Sep 14, 2015

#AskACurator Day is a way for the public to talk to curators and professionals in cultural venues to which they normally don't have access. It's open to all cultural and art institutions around the world. On the day, the public is invited to ask curators anything they're curious about or want more information on.


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Ancient Egyptian raptor mummy from South Africa yields a world first

  • Sep 7, 2015

An ancient Egyptian raptor mummy from Iziko Museums of South Africa in Cape Town has yielded a world first when researchers discovered the remains of at least two house mice and a small sparrow in its stomach.


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Meet the panellists at the Karoo Disclosure opening event

  • Aug 19, 2015

Karoo Disclosure, is a collaborative art installation that investigates the highly contentious issue of fracking, opens at the Iziko South African Museum on Saturday, 29 August 2015. The exhibition explores notions of heritage, culture, ownership, and legitimacy in the context of external economic and political drivers that threaten to change the landscape and the lives of communities in unforeseen ways.


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Iziko Book Drive

  • Aug 13, 2015
Iziko Museums of South Africa decided to pay forward the gift of reading by creating an Iziko Book Drive. Iziko staff, friends and museums patrons were asked to donate their pre-loved books - so that we may share them with those in need. 
 

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Between Darkness and Light: A Mid-Career

  • Aug 12, 2015

Retrospective by Jodi Bieber
Curated by Brenton Maart
Iziko South African National Gallery, Thursday, 27 August 2015

Between Darkness and Light, Jodi Bieber’s mid-career retrospective, is set to open at the Iziko South African National Gallery on 27 August 2015. The exhibition includes close to 100 photographs from eight of Bieber’s key projects, and shows a selection of works from both celebrated and rarely seen independent series.


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Issues of Fracking Disclosed at Iziko

  • Aug 11, 2015

Karoo Disclosure, a collaborative art installation that investigates the highly contentious issue of fracking, opens at the Iziko South African Museum on Saturday, 29 August 2015. The exhibition explores notions of heritage, culture, ownership, and legitimacy in the context of external economic and political drivers that threaten to change the landscape and the lives of communities in unforeseen ways.


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Celebrate Women’s Day at Iziko Museums

  • Aug 5, 2015

Iziko Museums of South Africa, Sunday 9 August 2015

Explore a variety of women-inspired narratives at Iziko Museums of South Africa during Women’s Month. All grandmothers, mothers, daughters, sisters, aunts, nieces, girls - are invited to Iziko museums on Women’s Day – Sunday, 9 August to enjoy *free-entry to our sites.


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Red in the Rainbow

  • Aug 5, 2015

A new exhibition entitled: Red in the Rainbow, was recently launchedat the Iziko Slave Lodge. The exhibition vividly narrates the experiences and stories of the apartheid activist family of Fred and Sarah Carneson. This multimedia experience includes audio, video and graphic installations. Original photographic material, official prison and repressive state documents, as well as family and prison letters are also on display.


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In Memory of Karin Skawran (1937 – 2015)

  • Jul 20, 2015

We would like to pay tribute to the former Head of the Department of Art History, Visual Arts and Musicology at Unisa, the eminent academic and art historian, Karin Skawran, who lost her battle with cancer on July 5.


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Brushing Up on Stern

  • Jul 11, 2015

Almost 50 years after Irma Stern’s death in 1966, the Iziko South African National Gallery (ISANG) presents a new exhibition that marks the first dedicated showing of the complete holdings of her work in the Iziko Permanent Collections.


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Red in the Rainbow returns to Cape Town

  • Jun 29, 2015

Red in the Rainbowis an exhibition, based on the true-life story of renowned South African author Lynn Carneson, daughter of Fred and Sarah Carneson, key anti-apartheid activists and fiercely committed members of the Communist Party who played an integral role in the struggle for freedom in South Africa from the 1930s. Lynn Carneson’s book Red in the Rainbow – a candid narrative about the impact of this political affiliation on her life provides the source material for this exhibition. It is a story of political persecution and torture, prolonged separation and enduring love that vividly recounts life in exile and their long awaited return to South Africa in 1991.