Looking to the Future on International Museum Day!

  • Posted: May 15, 2012

Celebrate International Museum Day on 18 May 2012 and visit Iziko Museums and selected Planetarium shows for *Free (excluding the Castle of Good Hope). In the digital era of new media, social networks and new technology, Iziko Museums is looking to the future. The theme: “Museums in a Changing World. New Challenges, New inspirations,” contextualizes the role of museums in a changing society. 

A wide range of books, journals, posters and exhibition catalogues will be on sale at the annual book sale hosted at the Iziko South African National Gallery from 10:00 until 15:00. Films created by Big Fish Film School students entitled,  “Sea Skeletons, I want to be a teapot, The magpies of Barrydale, Onse Mense Qula Kwedini and Evapourating Believes;” will be screened at the Iziko South African Museum during the course of the day.

Join renowned trendsetters at the Iziko South African Museum where they will demonstrate their treasured objects from 13:00 - 17:00. Skateboard shaper, Kent Lingeveldt; Zavick Zaroff Botha aka Supadog - denim pimp and recycler; ceramic artist, John Bauer aka Doily Lama, as well as street artist and sneaker customiser, Atang Tshikare will be showcasing their craft.

100 years from now, what do we want future generations to know about us?
Enter our time capsule display. Bring your prized object, share it’s personal and cultural and significance on film and become a living exhibit at the Iziko South African Museum.  Write, paint, sculpt, film, draw or photograph what you want future generations to know about us living in this time and age.  Load it onto our facebook page http://www.facebook.com/IzikoMuseums 

Share your perspectives on the role and relevance of museums in the digital age with the President of the International Council of Museums South Africa and CEO of Iziko Museums, Ms Rooksana Omar. The public lecture is scheduled for 17:00 at the Iziko South African Museum.

Programme details available online CLICK HERE
Enquiries contact Pamela Court, Public Programmes Coordinator on 02148138 04/13

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Editors Notes:
Iziko Museums (Iziko) operates 11 national museums, a Planetarium and the newly renovated Social History Centre 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 of the Department of Art and Culture 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).

COMMEMORATIVE DAYS – FREE ENTRANCE (excluding Iziko Planetarium and Castle of Good Hope)

  • Human Rights Day: 21 March
  • Freedom Day: 27 April
  • International Museum Day: 25 May
  • Africa Day: 25 May
  • Youth Day: 16 June
  • National Women’s Day: 9 August
  • Heritage Week: 19 – 25 September
  • National Aids Awareness Day: 1 December
  • Emancipation Day: 1 December
  • Day of Reconciliation: 16 December 

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