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Karoo Disclosure, a collaborative art installation that investigates the highly contentious issue of fracking, opens at the Iziko South African Museum on Saturday, 29 August 2015. The exhibition explores notions of heritage, culture, ownership, and legitimacy in the context of external economic and political drivers that threaten to change the landscape and the lives of communities in unforeseen ways.
Iziko Museums of South Africa, Sunday 9 August 2015
Explore a variety of women-inspired narratives at Iziko Museums of South Africa during Women’s Month. All grandmothers, mothers, daughters, sisters, aunts, nieces, girls - are invited to Iziko museums on Women’s Day – Sunday, 9 August to enjoy *free-entry to our sites.
A new exhibition entitled: Red in the Rainbow, was recently launchedat the Iziko Slave Lodge. The exhibition vividly narrates the experiences and stories of the apartheid activist family of Fred and Sarah Carneson. This multimedia experience includes audio, video and graphic installations. Original photographic material, official prison and repressive state documents, as well as family and prison letters are also on display.
We would like to pay tribute to the former Head of the Department of Art History, Visual Arts and Musicology at Unisa, the eminent academic and art historian, Karin Skawran, who lost her battle with cancer on July 5.
Almost 50 years after Irma Stern’s death in 1966, the Iziko South African National Gallery (ISANG) presents a new exhibition that marks the first dedicated showing of the complete holdings of her work in the Iziko Permanent Collections.
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