11 events. One museum. 48 hours = 1 delighted client
The Iziko South African Museum (ISAM) was the nerve centre for the Department’s super-packed Budget Vote programme, which for the first time spanned two days. Minister of Science & Technology, Mr Derek Hanekom opened the exhibition, which showcased DST entities such as the Space Agency, CSIR and the National Zoological Services. This was followed by the ministerial lecture, conveniently held in the TH Barry Lecture Theatre, and a luncheon at the ISAM Café. The day’s proceedings were concluded with a gala dinner, held in the Museum’s iconic Whale Well, with its life-sized whale skeletons and casts suspended overhead.
The programme for the second day began before dawn, when crew from eTV’s Sunrise breakfast show arrived to prepare for their live show. All DST exhibitors were ready in their respective locations for the broadcast, which started at 6:00. It helped that the ISAM Café kept a steady supply of tea and coffee and ensured that all were well fed. A prize handover to three high school learners who had taken part in a science competition followed. BMW also donated a vehicle to the DST, who in turn handed it over to the Cape Town Science Centre. The vehicle, which was displayed in the ISAM amphitheatre, attracted the attention of young and old. The final event was an SAFM broadcast of the Midmorning Talk, also at the ISAM.
In pulling off all these events, the Iziko team proved responsive, client-oriented and that we have the ability to think on our feet. Feedback received from the client points to their satisfaction, and following the success of the event, they were quoted saying that Iziko South African Museum is the “DST’s home in Cape Town”.
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