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  • Posted: Jan 8, 2013

Celebrate summer with the annual Summer School programme at Iziko Museums.

On 2 – 23 February, 2013, Iziko Museums of South Africa is proud to host its annual multi-faceted Summer School programme, which includes series of public engagements, hands-on activities, film screenings and walkabouts.

Museums play an important role in helping build a socially cohesive society and offer the space for inclusive engagement on varied topics. 

The Iziko Summer School 2013 will start on Saturday, 2 February with a collaborative youth programme organized between Iziko Museums and District Six museum, where young people will look at what it means to live with the legacies of the 1913 Land Act.  These interactive activities will on 9 February be followed by the “Our Nation in Conversation III: Chronicles of the Land – towards a socially cohesive society” public discussion in which theinterrogation of the notorious Land Act of 1913 will take place. 

A public discussion aimed at exploring Francois Le Valliant’s “King’s Map” will also take place, followed by interactive activities in which the participants will be engaged in adventures and artistic production aimed at exploring the landscape through Le Valliant’s paradigm.  The film entitled “The Secret Life of the Circler”, will be screened to take us through the life of a Black Harrier.

Based on the ‘Uncontained” exhibition and the opening of the Community Arts Project (CAP) a panel discussion co-hosted with the Centre for Humanities Research of the University of of Western Cape will be held to look at what is meant by ‘hidden’ voices in the arts after apartheid. 


Finally the programme will close with a public talk on classic forms of slavery and its contemporary manifestations

For further information and bookings, contact Wandile Kasibe on 021 481 3804/13 or email:

Download the Summer School programme and Registration form here






Iziko Museums of South Africa (Iziko) operates 11 national museums, the Planetarium, the Social History Centre and 3 collection specific libraries in Cape Town.  The museums that make up Iziko have their own history and character, presenting extensive art, social and natural history collections which reflect our diverse African heritage.  Iziko is a public entity and non-profit organisation which brings together these museums under a single governance and leadership structure.  The organisation allows *free access to all individuals on commemorative days, as well as unlimited free access to individuals aged 18 and under (excluding the Castle of Good Hope and Planetarium).

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