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Red in the Rainbowis an exhibition, based on the true-life story of renowned South African author Lynn Carneson, daughter of Fred and Sarah Carneson, key anti-apartheid activists and fiercely committed members of the Communist Party who played an integral role in the struggle for freedom in South Africa from the 1930s. Lynn Carneson’s book Red in the Rainbow – a candid narrative about the impact of this political affiliation on her life provides the source material for this exhibition. It is a story of political persecution and torture, prolonged separation and enduring love that vividly recounts life in exile and their long awaited return to South Africa in 1991.
The Iziko South African National Gallery presents a new showing of the works of Irma Stern. It marks the first occasion where the complete holdings of her work in the Permanent Collection has been the subject of a dedicated exhibition.
Join us every Wednesday this winter holidays! Launch into space with Davy Dragon and travel through the Milky Way to Star City. When you land, we'll help you make your very own Star City board game!
A new planetarium show starts this week. Join Columbus, Dias, Da Gama and Cook on their sea voyages. This is a fascinating story of man's reach beyond his known world.
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CNN ranked our very own Iziko South African Museum in the top 10 best Dinosaur Museums in the world. Not too shabby for a museum celebrating its 190th anniversary.
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Enjoy discounted entry at all Iziko museum sites this winter holidays!
Founder of Nature's Best Photography Africa and renowned Wildlife Photographer, Lou Coetzer, will lead a walkabout through Nature’s Best Photography Africa exhibition. Showcasing spectacular images of Africa. The categories on show are: African Landscapes, African Culture, Wild Cats of Africa, Birds of Africa, Mammals of Africa, Reptiles of Africa, Africa Underwater, Africa Up Close, Africa Wildlife Story. The walkabout takes place opening day Wednesday, 24
Every minute, amateur and professional photographers are taking thousands of images of Africa’s
biodiversity and natural environments. The Iziko South African Museum in partnership with Nature's Best Photography Africa proudly presents some 70 photographs that showcase the beauty of Africa. This exhibition runs from 24 June to 12 September 2015.
Iziko Museums of South Africa, in association with the Goodman Gallery and Design Indaba, will host The Refusal of Time, by South African artist, William Kentridge. The major five-channel video installation, encompasses a moving sculpture and immersive soundscape, and opens at the Iziko South African National Gallery on 20 February. The Refusal of Time will be augmented with several exciting events, including a chamber opera, book launch, film showings, as well as a music concert.
The winners of the Nature’s Best Photography (NBP) Africa competition will be announced at a gala awards ceremony at the Iziko South African Museum (ISAM) on 23 June. The winning entries will be showcased as part of an exhibition entitled: Nature’s Best Photography Africa, on public displayfrom 24 June until 16 September 2015.
The Iziko Slave Lodge will be open on Sunday, 14 June 2015. This special opening will provide the public with the final opportunity to view artefacts from the 18th century slave wreck, the São José Paquete Africa.
“On Youth Day we honour the memory of the students who lost their lives during the Soweto Uprising in 1976, and reflect on the role that the youth played in achieving a democratic South Africa. Our museums are spaces where cultural and historical exploration invokes discussion and debate. We inspire them to learn from and appreciate our collective heritage and culture, for their future and their children’s futures,” says Rooksana Omar, Chief Executive Officer, Iziko Museums of South Africa.