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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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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).
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.
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.
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.