Hot & Happening

  • Posted: Jun 14, 2013

Upcoming and current exhibitions, planetarium shows, education programmes and events, and ‘friends’ activities on at Iziko Museums of South Africa.

Upcoming exhibitions

  • Alien Wasps, opens at the ISAM on 1 September 2013
  • Standard Bank Young Artist for Visual Art 2013– Mary Sibande, opens at the ISANG on 26 November 2013 to 15 January 2014

Current exhibitions

  • R-A-T: An associative orderingon until December 2013 at the ISAM
  • “Labels” an artwork installation by Siemon Allenat the Slave Lodge has been extended until 15 January 2014
  • Fired – An exhibition of South African Ceramicsis currently on at the Castle of Good Hope
  • See Oliver Reginald Tambo: The modest revolutionary at the Slave Lodge until March 2014
  • The isishweshwe story: Material women?is exhibited at the Slave Lodge until 31 December 2014
  • Objects from the Tide of Time, on until August at the ISANG

Please visit the Iziko website to see all the exhibitions currently on:

Last chance to see

  • Umhlaba 100 Years: Commemorating the 1913 Land Act. Closes 28 June.

Planetarium shows coming soon

  • Planetarium shows: A Basic Guide to Stargazing starts on 22 June until 20 September, andThe Longest Day starts on 24 June until 12 July.

Planetarium shows closing

  • Davy Dragon’s Guide to the Night Skyand Table Mountain both end on 16 June.


  • Iziko celebrates Youth Day with an outreach project in Paarl on Saturday, 15 June. In partnership with the Siyahluma Development Project, the Iziko Mobile Museum will be participating in Hector Petersen Day at Groenheuvel Primary School, Dal Josaphat.
  • On National Women’s Day on 9 August, we celebrate the brave women of our nation by offering free entry (excluding the Castle of Good Hope and Planetarium shows).
  • September is Heritage Month. FREE entry at all our museums during the week surrounding 24 September.


  • Join the Friends of the Iziko South African National Gallery and go ‘Behind-The-Scenes at the Gallery’ on 20 June. Time: 11:00. Venue: Iziko South African National Gallery. Cost: Members, R50 non-members R75

The Friends of the Iziko South African Museum presents a lecture,‘Unwrapping Ancient Egyptian Animal Mummies on 25 June.Time: 19:00. Venue: Iziko South African Museum.

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