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School’s Out at Iziko!

  • Jun 30, 2017

So you’re feeling trapped indoors because it’s still too cold to set foot outside, and the kids are nagging that they’re “SO BORED!”? Let Iziko Museums of South Africa help you keep them entertained during the school holidays! 


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Lionel Davis – Gathering Strands

  • Jun 30, 2017

A retrospective exhibition by artist, activist and former District Six resident, Lionel Davis, opened at the Iziko South African National Gallery on 21 June 2017 – coinciding with the artist’s 81st birthday. This is the first time a full collection of this prolific local artist’s work is on show.


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Unearthing Palaeontologists…

  • Jun 30, 2017

Sleeping under the stars by night, digging for bones in remote areas by day, and uncovering fossils of long-extinct beasts? What exactly does it mean to be a palaeontologist? Iziko Associate and A-rated scientist, Professor Roger Smith, gives some insight into what it is that palaeontologists get up to in the field, during a recent trip to Bethulie district in the southern Free State.


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Viewing the World: Through Positive Eyes

  • Jun 30, 2017

A photographic journal of over 100 HIV positive people across the world is given voice in Through Positive Eyes, an exhibition currently on display at the Iziko Slave Lodge.


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Whatz On @Iziko

  • Jun 30, 2017

For all new, upcoming and current exhibitions, planetarium shows, education and public programmes and events, and Friends activities currently on at Iziko Museums of South Africa, please see the Iziko website and follow us on Facebook and Twitter for up-to-the-minute details.


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Start a Lasting Friendship at Iziko

  • Jun 30, 2017

Great friends share your life and are often part of those unforgettable moments and memories. Making new friends can also be interesting (and sometimes challenging)


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Gathering Strands with Lionel Davis

  • Jun 22, 2017

Collaboration between Iziko Museums of South Africa and District Six Museum has resulted in curating and hosting a retrospective exhibition of works by artist, educator, anti-apartheid activist political prisoner and former District Six resident, Lionel Davis.


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Youth Day 2017 at Iziko – Free Entry!

  • Jun 15, 2017

Commemorate Youth Day with *FREE entry to *Iziko museums on 16 June 2017(*excluding the Planetarium and Digital Dome, Groot Constantia, and museums currently closed for maintenance). Discover and explore diverse collections of history, art and science.


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Opening 27 May 2017 - The Iziko Planetarium and Digital Dome

  • May 21, 2017

The long awaited launch of the revamped Iziko Planetarium and Digital Dome is imminent and Iziko will finally open the doors of this unique new facility to the public on 27 May 2017.


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IZIKO CELEBRATES INTERNATIONAL MUSEUM DAY 2017

  • May 12, 2017

On Thursday, 18 May 2017, Iziko Museums of South Africa joins the global museum community to celebrate International Museum Day. The theme for this year is, “Museums and contested histories, saying the unspeakable in museums.”  Entrance is free at most of our museums (excluding Groot Constantia Estate).


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Explore Iziko museums on Museum Night in a New Light, After Dark

  • Apr 19, 2017

Museum Night founding partner, Iziko Museums of South Africa, in collaboration with Thursdays Projects, will offer free admission to three Iziko museums on Museum Night 2017, 20 April, from 5pm to 10pm.


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SAVE THE DATE… MUSEUM NIGHT 2017!

  • Mar 17, 2017

On Thursday, 20 April 2017, explore the museums of Cape Town's central city in a new light… after dark. More information on the Museum Night Cape Town 2017 programme will follow, but for now please save the date and invite your friends and family to the Facebook event page.