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Public discussions focus on Steve Biko and Anton Lubowski – two prominent liberation struggle heroes

  • Sep 9, 2011

Public discussions focus on Steve Biko and Anton Lubowski – two prominent liberation struggle heroes

Steve Biko and Anton Lubowski are two of the liberation struggle icons to feature in two public discussions to be held on Heritage Day at the TH Barry Lecture Theatre, SA Museum, the highlight of a jam-packed Heritage Week commemoration. 


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Exhibition opening – ‘EVER YOUNG: JAMES BARNOR

  • Sep 8, 2011

7 September 2011 – 29 January 2012

The Iziko South African National Gallery, in association with Autograph ABP, presents local audiences with the opportunity to view, for the first time, the work of Ghanaian photographer James Barnor, studio portraitist, photojournalist and photographer for Drum magazine


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Celebrate Heritage Week with *FREE Entry for ALL at Iziko Museums

  • Sep 2, 2011

Iziko Museums from 19 – 25 September 2011

Heritage Week (19-25 September) is an exciting time at Iziko Museums. ‘See things differently’ and gain fresh perspective on our diverse cultural heritage. The national Heritage Week theme: “Celebrating Heroes and Heroines of the Liberation Struggle in South Africa”, has informed the creation of a dynamic and multifaceted programme.

 


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Iziko Planetarium hosts SkySkan, a full-dome immersive extravaganza!

  • Sep 2, 2011

SkySkan, global leaders in digital planetarium technology, will be hosted by the Iziko Planetarium from 3 – 11 September 2011.  The Iziko Planetarium and SkySkan will offer audiences the unique opportunity to experience fully immersive full-dome planetarium presentations. Multiple-projector video projections seamlessly blend together animations, images and composite environments to create a full-dome image that completely covers the hemispherical projection surface. 


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Wonderful world of wasp’s

  • Aug 23, 2011

A presentation by Iziko Museums, Curator of Entomology, Dr. Simon Van Noort, will precede the opening of the exhibition, ‘Wonderful world of wasps’ at the Iziko South African Museum on 27 August 2011. The exhibition, based on his research, includes over 100 photographs illustrating the spectacular diversity of form, colour and biology present in this group of ecologically and economically important insects.


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Sounds and Silences of a San Archive

  • Aug 19, 2011

Iziko Social History presents, ‘Sounds and Silences of a San Archive,’ an exhibition at the Iziko Bertram House in celebration of the centenary of Wilhelm Bleek and Lucy Lloyd’s landmark publication “Specimens of Bushman folklore”.


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Siliva Zulu at the Iziko Slave Lodge

  • Jul 22, 2011

Siliva Zulu,’ an exhibition of black and white photographs taken by controversial Italian anthropologist Lidio Cipriani (1892-1962) will open at the Iziko Slave Lodge from 15 August 2011 until 30 April 2012.  


Exhibition Closing: ‘Ghoema & Glitter: New Year Carnival in Cape Town

  • Jul 22, 2011

The nagtroepe (Malay choirs), christmas bands and klopse are an inherent Cape tradition. The exhibition ‘Ghoema & Glitter: New Year Carnival in Cape Town,’ at the Iziko Good Hope Gallery, Castle of Good Hope, concludes on 31 July 2011. 


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The universe as an egg

  • Jul 18, 2011

On a clear night, can one really see forever? Apparently not, according to the new Iziko Planetarium show "Living inside the cosmic egg" which opens on 1 August and runs until year-end. The show describes an opaque 'wall' which surrounds the observable universe. Within the confines of this wall exist billions of galaxies, each galaxy a gigantic city of stars, each star probably having its own solar system.


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Talking about Tapestries

  • Jul 16, 2011

'Art from Rorke's Drift', currently on view at Iziko South African National Gallery, highlights the vital role played by this art centre for black artists during the mid-1960s, when Apartheid and the denial of black rights was at its height.


Deliverance - discussion on Mountain Rescue

  • Jul 11, 2011

On Tuesday, 31 July at 19:00, you can come face-to-face with the hazards of mountain rescue when Dr Rik de Decker presents a discussion on this altruistic pursuit. Rik, a medical doctor who "plays in the mountains" is often to be found in his favourite habitat, not only playing, but "helping others who have gotten themselves into trouble in the mountains".


Palaeontologist reveals real forces behind climate change

  • Jul 11, 2011

More than just a modern-day problem, climate change is an ongoing, natural phenomenon. Discover more about the climatic effects of interacting natural forces when palaeontologist, Dr Roger Smith, of Iziko Museums, discusses "The fossil record of climate change" on Monday, 30 July at 18:00 at the Iziko South African Museum.