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Youth Day 16th June:  Celebrating courage and humanity

  • Jun 15, 2018

On Saturday 16th June 2018 Iziko Museums of South Africa commemorates Youth Day and offers *FREE entry to selected Iziko museums. The future of South Africa, and the world, depends on the youth of today. Iziko honours and recognises the contributions of young people as catalyst of change, ambassadors for equality and peacemakers.


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Museum connections at Iziko on International Museums Day

  • May 15, 2018

Iziko Museums of South Africa will celebrate International Museum Day (IMD) with the rest of the world on 18 May 2018. Iziko’s International Museum Day programme runs from 14-18 May 2018 comprising of a diverse range of educational and interactive activities.


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Showcasing a 50-year friendship

  • Apr 17, 2018

Iziko Museums of South Africa marked a fifty-year relationship with the Friends of the Iziko South African National Gallery (FONG), with the recent launch of the exhibition: “Friends50.” The exhibition highlights selections from over 300 works, which form part of the S A National Gallery’s permanent collections, acquired through support by the Friends over the past five decades.


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Media Advisory

  • Apr 10, 2018

Iziko Museums of South Africa will celebrate 50 years of friendship with the Friends of the Iziko South Africa National Gallery (Friends). Friends50, an exhibition showcasing this relationship is scheduled to open at the Iziko South African National Gallery on 15 April 2018.  The keynote speaker at the opening will be Dr Ashraf Jamal, a Cape Town based cultural analyst and is the former editor of Art South Africa.


Media Advisory

  • Mar 29, 2018

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.


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Whatz On @IZIKO

  • Mar 29, 2018

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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Slave Lodge addresses gender freedom this April!

  • Mar 29, 2018

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.


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Good Times Ahead

  • Mar 29, 2018

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.


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Make new friends this holiday!

  • Mar 29, 2018

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.


Media Advisory

  • Mar 22, 2018

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.


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Commemorate Human Rights Day at Iziko

  • Mar 20, 2018

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.


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First South African Solo Museum Exhibition – El Anatsui: Meyina

  • Mar 7, 2018

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.