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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.
If you are planning a visit to Iziko Museums in the near future, please bear the following closures in mind:
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 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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Celebrate International Museum Day on 18 May 2012 and visit Iziko Museums and selected Planetarium shows for *Free (excluding the Castle of Good Hope). In the digital era of new media, social networks and new technology, Iziko Museums is looking to the future. The theme: “Museums in a Changing World. New Challenges, New inspirations,” contextualizes the role of museums in a changing society.
The “Community Punching Bags” or “CPBs” project is an artwork by Johann van der Schijff in collaboration with art teachers and high school learners from and around Cape Town. Johann is an artist and lecturer at The Michaelis School of Fine Art at the University of Cape Town. The collaborating art teachers and Grade 10 learners are from Livingstone High School (Claremont), Camps Bay High, Heideveld Senior Secondary School, Fish Hoek High, and Isilimela High School (Langa).
On view at the South African National Gallery from 26 April to 22 July 2012, Candice Breitz: Extra! presents a substantial body of the artist’s work to Cape audiences for the first time. The exhibition debuted earlier this year with a highly successful run at the Standard Bank Gallery in Johannesburg. Breitz, who was born in Johannesburg but now lives and works in Berlin, has established a significant international reputation and has exhibited her photographs and video installations worldwide.