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An exciting and fun-filled Cape Town Festival: One City, Many Cultures Human Rights Day Programme will be held in the amphitheatre in front of the Iziko South African Museum. Join us for this cultural spectacular, with well-known and talented community artists performing at this free concert– and why not pop into any of our museums while you’re here? Entry to Iziko museums is *free on Human Rights Day!
Human Rights Day, on 21 March is one of the commemorative days celebrated by Iziko Museums of South Africa, offering *free entry to all our museums on the day, and providing our visitors with an entertaining and educational programme of events.
The Minister of Finance announced in the 2015 Budget Speech, the establishment of a Central Supplier Database as a way of simplifying the process of doing business with government.
Iziko Curator of Invertebrate Palaeontology and Geology, Eugene Bergh recently joined 24 other scientists and students from Germany and South Africa for a research sampling cruise onboard the research vessel (RV) Meteor. The research vessel, from Hamburg, Germany, allows scientists the opportunity to sample various components of the ocean and seafloor for analyses across a range of disciplines and projects.
Iziko Museums of South Africa in collaboration with the national Department of Public Works are currently implementing important maintenance at the Iziko Old Town House. This museum will be closed until further notice.
Founded by Iziko Museums of South Africa and The Thursdays, Museum Night 2016 is set for 10 March this year. Explore the museums of central Cape Town in a new light, after dark. This after-hours cultural experience is free of charge and open to the public. Walk between museums in and around the city centre, and enjoy a supporting programme of music and performances until late.
Officially named in 1790, Strand Street was always the widest of the old streets, and became one of the most fashionable streets in Cape Town. It would remain a favourite residential area for prosperous burghers until the mid-19th century. Today, located on this prime Strand Street address, and oblivious to the skyscrapers surrounding it and the constant bustle of traffic, is the Iziko Koopmans-de Wet House Museum.
Studio: Celebrating the Lives and Works of South African Artistsis on show at the Iziko South African National Gallery (ISANG). Hosted by Iziko Museums of South Africa, in association with Sanlam Art Collections, this ground-breaking exhibition features the work of over 100 South African artists in an ambitious and multi-layered showcase of South African history through art.
Beat the heat and dive into our heritage at Iziko Museums of South Africa. Find a cool place to explore art, history, people and more at any one of our 11 national museums in Cape Town.
Iziko Museums of South Africa will be represented by the Iziko South African National Gallery (ISANG) at the Cape Town Art Fair, which runs at the CTICC from 19-21 February 2016. Meet the curators and experience a ‘taster’ of the exhibition Studio: Celebrating the Lives and Work of South African Artists, currently on show at the ISANG. Studio is a ground-breaking exhibition featuring the work of over 100 South African artists in a pioneering, multi-layered showcase of South African history through art.
Meet Ofentse Letebele – Multimedia Designer at the Planetarium, located at the Iziko South African Museum.
Meet Baheya Hardy – Librarian at the Social History Library, found in the Social History Centre on Church Square in the CBD.