Media and press releases – News

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From human wrongs to Human Rights

  • Mar 16, 2017

South Africa will officially celebrate Human Rights Day, on Tuesday, 21 March. To commemorate this day, Iziko Museums of South Africa in Cape Town will offer *free entry to all its museums (*excluding Groot Constantia).


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Death in foreign waters – the last voyage of the SS Mendi

  • Feb 21, 2017

In August 1914, war was declared between Britain and Germany. South Africa, as a British Dominion, had a constitutional obligation to support the war. During the First World War, Britain transported thousands of troops from its Dominions to the war fronts. The Royal Navy did not have enough ships to do this, necessitating the British government to charter, or purchase merchant vessels and convert them into troop carriers.


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Dignity for human remains

  • Feb 15, 2017

 

Iziko Museums of South Africa, in collaboration with the Commonwealth Association of Museums (CAM), the Museums Association of Namibia, and the National Museum of Botswana, initiated a project on human remains management and repatriation. 


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Sustainable Futures through Multilingual Education

  • Feb 13, 2017

Iziko Museums of South Africa will host an International Mother Language Day panel discussion on 18 February 2017. The theme for this year is “Towards sustainable futures through multilingual education” The event intends to provide a forum for critical discourse about the importance, promotion and preservation of indigenous languages of the country.


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Iziko’s response to Our Lady petition

  • Jan 13, 2017

This letter serves as acknowledgement of receipt of your letter dated 9 January 2017 and your subsequent petition.  Iziko Museums of South Africa thanks you all for your proactive engagement and contribution seeking to build on the ground-breaking discussions that took place at the Iziko South African National Gallery (ISANG) on 15 December 2016.


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OUR LADY ARTS ACTION DISCOURSE

  • Dec 22, 2016

Iziko Museums of South Africa in collaboration with the Sex Worker and Education and Advocacy Taskforce (SWEAT); Sisonke National Sex Worker Movement of South Africa (Sisonke) and The New Church Museum, facilitated a public discussion about the inclusion of an artwork by Zwelethu Mthethwa in the exhibition: Our Lady. 


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Unveiling The Casspir Project

  • Dec 13, 2016

The Casspir Projectis an unprecedented and multifaceted undertaking from South African film director, Ralph Ziman. The work comprises installation, photography, oral history, and documentary.


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WOMEN’S WORK: Crafting stories, subverting narratives

  • Dec 5, 2016

WOMEN’S WORK:  Crafting stories, subverting narratives opened at the Iziko South African National Gallery on recently. The exhibition showcases the innovation demonstrated by a diverse group of contemporary South African artists and artisans, who utilize and transform techniques such as knitting, crocheting, embroidery, quilting and beadwork to create works that blur the boundaries between art and craft. 


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Notice of Castle Closure

  • Dec 5, 2016

The Castle of Good Hope in partnership with the Ministry of Defence and Military Veterans are planning its final closing event of the 350-year commemoration programme, scheduled to take place on 09 December 2016


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OUR LADY CHALLENGES PATRIARCHAL OBJECTIVITY OF THE FEMALE FORM

  • Dec 2, 2016

“Our Lady,” a multi-media exhibition drawn from the permanent art collections of Iziko Museums of South Africa and the New Church Museum, opened at the Iziko South African National Gallery, on 11 November 2016. 


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JOINT STATEMENT BY:  SWEAT, IZIKO MUSEUMS OF SOUTH AFRICA & THE NEW CHURCH MUSEUM

  • Dec 1, 2016

The Sex Worker and Education and Advocacy Taskforce and Sisonke National Sex Worker Movement of South Africa have initiated an open dialogue with Iziko Museums of South Africa and the New Church Museum about the inclusion of Zwelethu Mthethwa’s artwork in the Our Lady exhibition at the Iziko South African National Gallery.


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JOINT STATEMENT ISSUED 29 NOVEMBER 2016 BY:  IZIKO MUSEUMS OF SOUTH AFRICA & THE NEW CHURCH MUSEUM

  • Nov 30, 2016

Bringing together a selection of artworks from the permanent collections of Iziko South African National Gallery (ISANG) and the New Church Museum, Our Lady reflects on the evolving canon of artistic representations of women spanning more than 170 years.