Media and press releases – News


Celebrate Summer “Dive into our Heritage” at Iziko Museums

  • Dec 3, 2010

Its holiday! Time for fun and entertainment in the sun! Budgets are tight and many families are looking for cost effective ways to keep their children entertained and occupied. Celebrate summer with the Iziko Museums of Cape Town. Come and see - this is the place to be! En dis nogal for free!

Free access to Iziko Museums on World AIDS and Emancipation Day

  • Nov 26, 2010

Iziko Museums commemorates World Aids and Emancipation Day, on 1 December, by welcoming the public to its museums for free (excluding the Castle of Good Hope and Iziko Planetarium).


Grand opening of five new exhibitions for summer season at the Iziko South African National Gallery

  • Nov 18, 2010

The Iziko South African National Gallery will be hosting a grand opening event on Saturday, 27 November at 17h30 for 18h00, in celebration of five exciting new exhibitions.


Made in Translation – Images from and of the Landscape

  • Nov 15, 2010

The Iziko Social History department presents Made in Translation – Images from and of the Landscape, which will open to the public at the Iziko South African Museum on 21 November 2010. Curated by Pippa Skotnes (Director of the Centre for Curating the Archive, Michaelis School of Fine Art, UCT) and Petro Keene of Iziko Social History, the exhibition will explore ways in which translations from and of the landscape have been made, and in so doing place images of rock art in the context of other forms of translation. Just as land and space are transformed into landscape, rock art copies are seen as acts of translation, primarily transforming the ‘unboundedness’ of the original paintings or engravings into the framed and recomposed images of the copy.


Iziko CEO retires

  • Nov 8, 2010

After an eight year tenure with Iziko Museums of Cape Town, Professor HC (Jatti) Bredekamp has retired as the Chief Executive Officer. This prolific educator, historian, researcher, writer and leader was appointed as the first black CEO of the organisation in 2002. He shares some of his experiences, recalling being impressed by the collective professional expertise within the organisation and its supporting services.


In Context

  • Nov 8, 2010

This November, In Context will be presented at the Iziko South African National Gallery, as a single and cohesive exhibition. Curated by Liza Essers, the exhibition will present work by a diverse group of contemporary international and South African artists who explore the dynamics and tensions of place, in reference to the African continent and its varied and complex iterations, and to South Africa in particular. The works – wide-ranging, frequently provocative – engage with a number of pressing questions about space, context, and geography.