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Exhibition of photographs of the Ernest Mancoba Education Poster Project

  • Aug 23, 2012

Ernest Mancoba, painter and sculptor, was born in South Africa in 1904 and died in Paris in 2002. He left for Paris in 1938 and returned for the first time 56 years later in 1994. Although he spent 64 years living outside of South Africa, he drew deeply on South African visual arts and heritage as references in his work.


The Annex Residency Programme: Emilio Moreno

  • Aug 23, 2012

Art doesn’t happened in isolation. It seems obvious but it bears repeating. The Annex Residency Programme is therefore focused on forming unlikely connections between places, people and approaches through artistic practice. Working closely with Iziko Museum Education & Public Programming and Art Collections, as well as international funding bodies, the Annex Residency Programme invites young artists from both international and South African locales to Cape Town for a period of six weeks. During this time, resident guests may conduct a creative research with the programme’s curator, Clare Butcher, and a growing community of collaborators.


Uncontained: opening the Community Arts Project archive

  • Aug 4, 2012

‘Uncontained: opening the Community Arts Project archive’ runs at the Iziko South African National Gallery from 16 August – 30 September 2012. The exhibition is curated by the Centre for Humanities Research (CHR) at UWC, a major research platform dedicated to the reconstitution of the study of the humanities in Africa.

FREE entry at Iziko Museums on Women’s Day!

  • Aug 2, 2012

Iziko Museums has a jam-packed programme for national Women’s Day and promises visitors a contemplative and reflective experience.  The day long programme includes the screening of documentaries celebrating the achievements of women and also highlighting some of their struggles and challenges.

Retail and Refreshment Outlet Closures

  • Aug 1, 2012

If you are planning a visit to Iziko Museums in the near future, please bear the following closures in mind:


Rendez-vous 12

  • Jul 4, 2012

10 curators, 20 artists, 5 continents 
An exhibition of international contemporary art from the Lyon Biennale in France.  

Iziko South African National Gallery
12 July - 14 October 2012


The France-South Africa Seasons 2012 & 2013

  • Jul 3, 2012

The France-South Africa Seasons 2012 & 2013 are an initiative conceived and facilitated by the governments of the two countries to give the people of France and South Africa an opportunity to understand each other better through cultural, scientific, sport, education and business engagement.

Holiday fun at Iziko Museums!

  • Jun 29, 2012

Explore, discover and experience the wonders of our world this holiday at Iziko Museums.  Get out of the cold and join us for some holiday fun. Our museums each have their own history and character, showcasing extensive art, social and natural history collections, reflective of our diverse African heritage.


Youth Day

  • Jun 12, 2012

Art for all, a trip to the mall and *free entry at Iziko Museums (excluding Castle of Good Hope and Planetarium).  Our museums each have their own history and character, presenting extensive art, social and natural history collections, reflective of our diverse African heritage. Ignite the connections between our collections and explore Iziko Museums for free!


Find out who you are at Africa Day

  • May 23, 2012

The Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport (DCAS), in partnership with Iziko Museums, will be celebrating Africa Day by presenting exhibitions and performances at the Iziko South African  Museum, 25 Queen Victoria Road Cape Town. Africa Day, which is held on 25 May 2012, serves as a celebration of the formation of the Organization of African Unity (OAU) in 1963. Today the OAU is known as the African Union (AU). This organisation is meant to lend a helping hand to the troubles that Africa face and encourage the people that there is still hope.


Ceramics Stolen from Groot Constantia Manor House

  • May 23, 2012

Iziko Museums is responsible for the management of the historic precinct at the Groot Constantia Estate.  Upon opening the Manor House on the morning of 21 May 2012, staff discovered that certain valuable items from the collection had been stolen. The matter has been reported to the South African Police Services, Iziko Museums is working closely with senior police officials and a full-scale investigation is currently underway.