Media and press releases – News

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Iziko Museums – time travel, space exploration and creative wonder

  • Jul 15, 2017

A world of discovery awaits you at Iziko Museums of South Africa this holiday! Spend quality time with your kids when you bring them to one of our museums where they will be able to see, discover and learn about the world we live in and beyond! 


Statement by Iziko CEO on Equality Court Ruling

  • Jul 5, 2017

Iziko Museums of South Africa, firmly believe that freedom of speech is the foundation of our communities and our nation.


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The Magic of Asian Theatre Puppets - Beauties, Heroes, Villains, Gods and Clowns

  • Jul 4, 2017

An exhibition of more than 100 unique examples of Asian puppetry is currently on show at the Iziko South African National Gallery. The dramatic exhibition can be appreciated by young and old this winter school holiday!


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Iziko Planetarium Launches with a Bang!

  • Jun 30, 2017

After nearly a year of renovation and upgrades, the new Iziko Planetarium and Digital Dome opened its doors to the public on 27 May 2017. It replaces the old Iziko Planetarium, an analogue facility that had been in use since the mid-1980s has been revamped to create a state-of-the-art digital facility. 


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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.