Media and press releases – News

Iziko South African National Gallery Closed on Sunday, 31 August 2014

  • Aug 26, 2014

The Iziko South African National Gallery in Government Avenue, Company’s Garden, will be closed due to maintenance by the City of Cape Town on Sunday, 31 August 2014.

Operations will return to normal on Monday, 1 September. We look forward to welcoming our visitors then.


Patterns of Contact: Designs from the Indian Ocean World

  • Aug 19, 2014

Iziko Museums of South Africa is hosting World Design Capital 2014 exhibition,Patterns of Contact: Southern Africa and the Indian Ocean World. On display at the Iziko South African National Gallery, the exhibition highlights over 1 000 years of visual art and East Asian influence. A rare selection of works, including a replica of a 14th century Chinese world map, on loan from the Parliament of South Africa, will be publicly displayed for the first time.


Centenary, Corsets & Couture at Iziko Koopmans-de Wet House

  • Aug 8, 2014

In celebration of Women’s Month, the exhibition Corsets & Couture opens at the Iziko Koopmans-de Wet House Museum today. A visual feast, the exhibition highlights the changes in women’s fashion over a century. It contrasts a typical 19th century outfit with couture garments from the 20th century.  These couture garments, on display for the first time, were designed by South African couturier Chris Levin, and generously donated to Iziko Museums of South Africa by art doyen, Mark Coetzee. 


Celebrate National Women’s Day at Iziko Museums

  • Aug 6, 2014

This Women’s Month, Iziko Museums of South Africa invites both local and international visitors to explore and reflect on women’s contribution to our history, art, and culture. Enjoy free access to Iziko Museums on Women’s Day *.


Walkabout of Fragile Histories| Fugitive Lives

  • Jul 25, 2014

Join artist curator, Professor Keith Dietrich on Friday, 1 August 2014 for a walkabout of the exhibition, Fragile Histories|Fugitive Lives. The exhibition is currently on display at the Iziko Slave Lodge until 31 August.


Print in the spotlight: Impressions of Rorke’s Drift

  • Jul 15, 2014

Iziko Museums of South Africa will host an exhibition entitled: Impressions of Rorke’s Drift - The Jumuna Collectionat the Iziko South African National Gallery (ISANG) from 23 July until 2 November 2014.


‘Brave New World’...20 Years of Democracy

  • Jul 15, 2014

Iziko Museums of Africa is celebrating 20 Years of Democracy through the exhibition: ‘Brave New World’...20 Years of Democracy, on display at the Iziko South African National Gallery (ISANG) until 1 November 2014. The exhibition commemorates this major milestone through a selection of works from ISANG’s Permanent Collection, acquired between 1994 and 2014.


‘There’s something I must tell you’ An exhibition by Sue Williamson

  • Jun 26, 2014

Iziko Museums of South Africa will host the exhibition: “There’s something I must tell you” by artist, Sue Williamson, on 27 June until 30 June 2015. This exhibition focuses on women activists involved in the political struggle against apartheid in South Africa, and the artist’s latest work, an installation documenting conversations between iconic women involved in the struggle and their Born Free granddaughters. The exhibition reveals a timeline across three bodies of work, moving from the 80s to current work set against a theme of women’s involvement in the struggle for democracy.

Statement by Iziko CEO

  • May 9, 2014

“Riason Naidoo was employed by Iziko Museums of South Africa on a fixed term contract. From the outset, Riason was aware that his contract would expire at the end of April 2014. Iziko has no further comment. Iziko will continue in future to provide the same exceptional quality art exhibitions that the public have always enjoyed.” says Rooksana Omar, CEO Iziko.


Iziko Museums Closed on Workers’ Day and Election Day

  • Apr 30, 2014

Iziko Museums of South Africa will be closed on Workers’ Day 1 May, 2014 and on 7 May, 2014 for Election Day.


Celebrating 15 Years of Iziko

  • Apr 17, 2014

We believe our museums belong to all South Africans and that they must represent the memories, identities, culture and natural and social heritage of all South Africans and a new worldview. Thus, in the next five years, Iziko Museums of South Africa (Iziko) aims to propel our museums into a new era, to ensure they serve the needs of future generations of South Africans. Iziko CEO, Ms Rooksana Omar, sheds light on the Museum’s strategic plan for the period 1 April 2014 to 31 March 2019.


Get in from the cold!

  • Apr 17, 2014

As the weather gets cooler, things are cooking at Iziko Museums of South Africa. Join us for a feast of commemorative day events and fun activities that will keep families and children entertained.