Media and press releases – News

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Start a Lasting Friendship at Iziko

  • Jun 30, 2017

Great friends share your life and are often part of those unforgettable moments and memories. Making new friends can also be interesting (and sometimes challenging)


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Gathering Strands with Lionel Davis

  • Jun 22, 2017

Collaboration between Iziko Museums of South Africa and District Six Museum has resulted in curating and hosting a retrospective exhibition of works by artist, educator, anti-apartheid activist political prisoner and former District Six resident, Lionel Davis.


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Youth Day 2017 at Iziko – Free Entry!

  • Jun 15, 2017

Commemorate Youth Day with *FREE entry to *Iziko museums on 16 June 2017(*excluding the Planetarium and Digital Dome, Groot Constantia, and museums currently closed for maintenance). Discover and explore diverse collections of history, art and science.


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Opening 27 May 2017 - The Iziko Planetarium and Digital Dome

  • May 21, 2017

The long awaited launch of the revamped Iziko Planetarium and Digital Dome is imminent and Iziko will finally open the doors of this unique new facility to the public on 27 May 2017.


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IZIKO CELEBRATES INTERNATIONAL MUSEUM DAY 2017

  • May 12, 2017

On Thursday, 18 May 2017, Iziko Museums of South Africa joins the global museum community to celebrate International Museum Day. The theme for this year is, “Museums and contested histories, saying the unspeakable in museums.”  Entrance is free at most of our museums (excluding Groot Constantia Estate).


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Explore Iziko museums on Museum Night in a New Light, After Dark

  • Apr 19, 2017

Museum Night founding partner, Iziko Museums of South Africa, in collaboration with Thursdays Projects, will offer free admission to three Iziko museums on Museum Night 2017, 20 April, from 5pm to 10pm.


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SAVE THE DATE… MUSEUM NIGHT 2017!

  • Mar 17, 2017

On Thursday, 20 April 2017, explore the museums of Cape Town's central city in a new light… after dark. More information on the Museum Night Cape Town 2017 programme will follow, but for now please save the date and invite your friends and family to the Facebook event page.


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Honouring our Human Rights

  • Mar 17, 2017

Human Rights Day is commemorated annually on 21 March as a reminder to those of us reaping the rewards of democracy, that freedom came at high price, and that for many that price was their lives.


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Looking Forward to 2017, Looking Back on 2016

  • Mar 17, 2017

In 2017, Iziko Museums of South Africa remains as committed as ever to the acquisition, conservation, storage, communication and exhibition of our tangible and intangible heritage, and the generation and transmission of culture and knowledge.


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Transforming Terror into Art

  • Mar 17, 2017

Covered in thousands of coloured glass beads, it looks like a harmless ice cream truck, but the shape of the vehicle parked outside of the Iziko South African National Gallery is unmistakable – Casspir! 


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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.