FREE entry at Iziko Museums on Youth Day!

  • Posted: Jun 10, 2011

Iziko Museums is commemorating Youth Day by offering *free entry for all on June 16th. Our 12 museums each have their own history and character, presenting extensive art, social and natural history collections, reflective of our diverse African heritage. The different museums and varied exhibitions are sure to appeal to the cultural heritage of young and old this Youth Day.

A retrospective of the artist, Vladimir Tretchikoff, entitled: Tretchikoff, the people’s painter, and the works of other historically marginalised the cultural icons, such as Ranjith Kally and the photographers who featured in DRUM magazine in the 1950’s are on display at the Iziko South African National Gallery. Alternatively, visit the Old Town House on Greenmarket Square to view the Iziko Michaelis Collection, Cape Town’s famous collection of 17th-century Dutch and Flemish paintings.

For an edu-taining family outing, visit the African Dinosaurs, Shark World and Virtual Earth (an interactive digital theatre running animations of climate change) exhibitions at the Iziko South African Museum. Connect to our slave roots at the Iziko Slave Lodge Museum, where the exhibition about the father of our nation, Mandela – Leader, Comrade, Negotiator, Prisoner, Statesman” is currently being shown.

Make Youth Day memorable with a visit to the Iziko Bo-Kaap Museum to view a showcase of artefacts, contemporary and historic photographs and art, reflective of this historically rich and vibrant area.

Iziko is an isiXhosa word, meaning ‘hearth’, traditionally and symbolically the social centre of the home; a place associated with warmth, kinship and ancestral spirits. Here food is prepared and shared, stories are told and knowledge passed from one generation to the next. Similarly, the museums that make up Iziko are spaces for cultural interaction where knowledge is shared, stories told and experiences enjoyed.

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