Dinner for 101

  • Location: William Fehr Collection at the Castle of Good Hope
  • From: February 25, 2013     To: February 25, 2013
Dinner for 101
View of '101 Place Settings' at the Castle of Good Hope, in the front work by Ellalou O'Meara, Cape Town, 2012

Location: Lady Anne Barnard Banqueting Hall, Castle of Good Hope

Dinner for 101 comprises of a rich array of ceramic place settings and centrepieces created by contemporary South African ceramists. This temporary installation is housed in the majestic Lady Anne Barnard Banqueting Hall at the Castle of Good Hope.

This visual feast is a celebration of the creativity of men and women working in clay, exhibiting locally designed wares, and provides visitors with a glimpse into the diverse kinds of ceramics that are being made locally for our tables.

The Lady Anne’s long table with its 101 chairs lends itself perfectly to showcase tableware made by contemporary ceramists.  Participating ceramists are mostly working in the Western Cape, but the work of ceramists from Gauteng and the Eastern Cape are also represented.

‘Dinner for 101’ is a short run installation as part of Fired – an exhibition of South African ceramics, permanently on display in the Granary at the Castle. Fired recently received an award from the Western Cape Government as ‘Best New Museum Project’ for 2012-2013.

Enquiries: Esther Esmyol eesmyol@iziko.org.za or tel. 021 467 7205

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Fired – An exhibition of South African ceramics

  • Location: William Fehr Collection at the Castle of Good Hope
  • From: February 26, 2012     To: February 26, 2012
Fired – An exhibition of South African ceramics
Ceramic figure of a woman carrying a baby. Sculpted by Nhlanhla Nsudwane and painted by Mickey Chonco, Ardmore Ceramic Studio, KwaZulu-Natal, 2008. Photograph by Iziko Photographer, Carina Beyer.

Ceramics or objects made of fired clay form an important part of the permanent collections of Iziko Museums. The exhibition showcases a selection of these rich and diverse ceramic holdings. The focus is on ceramics made in South Africa from earliest times through to the contemporary, including inspirational examples of ceramics from Asia and Europe. Indigenous southern African pottery was mainly collected during field trips and archaeological excavations. In addition, since the late 1980s, the ceramic collection of particularly the Social History Collections department, was expanded through the purchase of modern and contemporary South African ceramics. The exhibition reveals the beauty, and at the same time, the multi-layered meanings of ceramic works.

 

Enquiries: 
Esther Esmyol,
Tel. 021 467 7205
email eesmyol@iziko.org.za

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International Museum Day Book Sale

  • Location: South African National Gallery
  • From: May 18, 2012     To: May 18, 2012
International Museum Day Book Sale

Time:10h00 - 15h00

Commemorate International Museum Day at the annual Iziko Museums book sale. A wide range of books, journals, posters and exhibitions catalogues will be on sale.

 

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Iziko What's on

  • From: December 31, 2011     To: December 31, 2011
Iziko What’s on

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The Dance of the Spirits: Tutelary spirits in performance in Burkina Faso

  • Location: South African Museum
  • From: February 24, 2014     To: February 24, 2014
The Dance of the Spirits: Tutelary spirits in performance in Burkina Faso

An illustrated lecture by Prof Christopher D.  Roy, Professor of the History of Art, University of Iowa, about the performances among the Mossi, Winiama and Bwa peoples of Burkina Faso, and the ways they make visible the spirits that protect themselves, their families, and their communities.

Date:      Monday, 24 February 2014
Time:     18:00
Venue:    T H Barry Lecture Theatre, Iziko South African Museum
                25 Queen Victoria Road, Cape Town.
Cost:      Free
RSVP:     Ms Shameem Adams Tel. 021 481 3974 or email sadams@iziko.org.za

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"Museums and Decolonisation" what does Decolonisation mean in the Museological context?

  • From: September 23, 2017     To: September 23, 2017
“Museums and Decolonisation” what does Decolonisation mean in the Museological context?

Ms Rooksana Omar, CEO, Iziko Museums of South Africa cordially invites you to a public discussion.

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"uPholi want a forest" - How can we save the Cape Parrot from extinction?

  • From: March 26, 2013     To: March 26, 2013
“uPholi want a forest” - How can we save the Cape Parrot from extinction?

Dr Steve Boyes from the Percy Fitzpatrick Institute at UCT

Tuesday 26 March

Steve Boyes has dedicated his life to conserving Africa's wilderness areas and the species that depend upon them. After having worked as a camp manager in the Okavango Delta and doing his PhD field work on Meyer's Parrot, Steve is currently a post-doctoral fellow at the Percy FitzPatrick Institute, and a director of Africa Geographic Holdings, World Parrot Trust Africa, and Wild Bird Trust. This work takes him all over Africa, but his day-to-day activities are committed to South Africa's endemic and highly endangered Cape Parrot. Based in Hogsback in the Eastern Cape, Dr Boyes runs the Cape Parrot Project, which aims to stimulate positive change for the species through high-quality research and community-based conservation action.

Date: Tuesday 26 March
Time: 19:00
Venue: T. H. Barry Lecture Theatre, Iziko South African Museum, 25 Queen Victoria Street
Cost: R30-00 members; R40-00 non-members

Enquiries contact: 
Maxine Davies
Friends of the South African Museum
Telephone +27 (0)21 481 3913 (Wednesdays and Fridays only)
Facsimile +27 (0)21 481 3993
email samfriends@iziko.org.za
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Friends-of-the-South-African-Museum/310188388996502

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'It's not easy' and 'Walking Man'

  • Location: South African National Gallery
  • From: October 7, 2008     To: March 22, 2009
‘It’s not easy’ and ‘Walking Man’

Walking Man (2008), by Charles Maggs and It’s not easy (2004), by Ed Young, are videos in which the artists assimilate elements of popular culture, appropriating material from the rich reservoir of visual material provided by the cinematic media and subverting the roles of film icons of movie history.

In It’s not easy, Young re-edits footage from Superman films to refashion the hero into a real man who is wracked by anger, despair and self-doubt and is progressively reduced to a drunken shadow of his former self. The film plays to a soundtrack of the same title by American band Five for Fighting, whose song became a hit anthem in the United States following the attacks of September 2001. Charles Maggs, in Walking Man, likewise isolates and reinterprets material taken from James Bond films, with Roger Moore as the protagonist. Triggering the involuntary memory of the viewer, who never sees his face, the video raises issues around space and time and evokes the concept of the eternal return. The music is a remix of French glitch-pop pioneer O. Lamm’s ‘Bed of the Cylinder in Three Concentric Zones’ by Sutekh.

In 2008, It’s not easy was exhibited at the Hayward Gallery, London, together with work by the Mexican artist, Artemio.

Enquiries

Pam Warne
Tel: +27 (0)21 467 4671
Email: pwarne@iziko.org.za.

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100 Years Since the First World War (1914–1918):

  • From: February 18, 2014     To: February 18, 2014
100 Years Since the First World War (1914–1918):

Voice Recordings of African Prisoners of War – Anette Hoffmann. Public lecture SS12.

Anette Hoffmann is currently working on the recordings of African soldiers interned in camps in Germany during WWI, some of which allow for glimpses of these soldiers’ experiences during the war. The lecture engages with these recordings as historical sources, which speak of German propaganda activities, French conscription campaigns, and experiences in captivity.

 

Date: Tuesday, 18 February
Time: 17h30–19h00
Venue: TH Barry Lecture Theatre, ISAM
Fee: Free

 

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1000 Drawings - Doodle for a Difference

  • From: July 5, 2014     To: July 5, 2014
1000 Drawings - Doodle for a Difference

Venue: Iziko South African Museum
Date: 5 July from
Time: 11:00 – 15:00

The Iziko South African Museum will be THE place to be on Saturday, 5 July when children from across Cape Town will participate in a mass doodle session for charity!

The event will be hosted by 1000 Drawings, a Cape Town World Design Capital 2014 programme.  Children and teens are invited to attend the doodle session and create A5 artworks. These will go up on exhibition at the Good Hope Centre in August and will be auctioned off at a cost of R100 each. All proceeds will go towards uplifting the Thomas Wildschutt School in Retreat.

The project coordinators are bringing in three organizations to uplift the school. Green Pop will be planting trees and doing environment education; Sea-Saw-Do will be painting murals onto the school buildings and HELP Educare will be conducting lifeskills and homework enrichment with over 440 learners. Learners from Thomas Wildschutt School will also attend the doodle session.

Pens, crayons and pencil crayons will be provided.
No wet paint/wet drawing materials, food and drink are allowed inside the museum.
Cost: Children and accompanying adults receive 50% off regular entrance fees to Iziko sites (excluding the Planetarium and Castle of Good Hope) during the school holidays.

For enquiries, contact Yentl Kohler on Tel. 021 481 3961 or email ykohler@iziko.org.za

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15 Billion BC

  • Location: Planetarium and Digital Dome
  • From: June 27, 2011     To: July 15, 2011
15 Billion BC

Join us and look back more than 15 billion years in time, to the very edge of the observable universe! Learn about the structure and components of the universe and how to recognise the star patterns we see with the naked eye.

27 June – 15 July

Monday to Friday - 13h00

Suitable for teenagers and adults.

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150 Years of the Cape Argus

  • Location: South African Museum
  • From: January 1, 2007     To: December 31, 2007
150 Years of the Cape Argus
150 Years of the Cape Argus Cape Town of old: A tram passing the Standard Bank building in Adderley St in 1939, one of the memorable pictures to be featured in the Cape Argus exhibition

One of the biggest and best known daily newspapers in this country celebrates its 150th anniversary with a fascinating exhibition of its photographs, cartoons, front pages and memorabilia.

Through the lenses of its award-winning photographers, the Cape Argus will tell the exciting story of life over the past 150 years, covering the early days, the tragic disasters, the medical miracles, the turbulent 1980s, the Mandela era – depicting the old and new, illustrating the city’s amazing growth, high-lighting the funny side, the birth pains, and the last laughs.

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1910-2010: From Pierneef to Gugulective

  • Location: South African National Gallery
  • From: April 15, 2010     To: September 15, 2010
1910-2010: From Pierneef to Gugulective

Introduction

This large exhibition, which occupies the entire Gallery, showcases the history and diversity of modern and contemporary South African art from the time of the formation of the Union of South Africa a century ago to the present.

The exhibition covers the period when modern South African art started to articulate itself in relation to the rest of the world. The selection, primarily from the Iziko South African National Gallery permanent collection is supplemented by works on loan from other public and corporate collections around the country. Audiences can look forward to modern gems and rare treasures by Gerard Sekoto, Irma Stern, George Pemba, Maggie Laubser, Gerard Bhengu, JH Pierneef, Durant Sihlali and Dumile Feni. The exhibition acknowledges important developments in local art history such as Polly Street, Rorke’s Drift, DRUM magazine,

Resistance Art, and the rise of South Africa’s energetic contemporary art scene.

A rare overview of South African art. Don’t miss it!

Enquiries

Shameem Adams
Tel: +27 021 467 4663
Email: sadams@iziko.org.za

 

Curatorial Statement

I do not want my house to be walled in on all sides and my windows to be stuffed. I want the cultures of all the lands to be blown about my house as freely as possible. But I refuse to be blown off my feet by any.- Mahatma Gandhi

This extensive exhibition, occupying the whole gallery, has been produced to showcase the history and diversity of South African art. It is intended to provide insight into the soul of our complex nation, from the hilltops of the Union Buildings a hundred years ago to the townships of Cape Town today.

The exhibition has two primary aims: one to show works from the permanent collection and secondly to give a survey of the diversity of art production from around the country. It acknowledges important developments in local art history such as the articulation of a modern art movement, Polly Street, Rorkes Drift, Resistance Art, and the rise of South Africa’s energetic contemporary art scene, the subject of much recent attention abroad. 

Art does not exist in isolation and with this in mind the exhibition endeavours to simultaneously reflect on important moments over this period. Tretchikoff’s Herb Seller (1948) − the first time a Tretchikoff has been shown at the National Gallery − is set against the backdrop of United Party and National Party election posters. Willie Bester’s conviction to make art “as a nasty tasting medicine for awakening consciences” hints at the scars of the past that continue to impact on our conditions in the present. At the same time the present has its own challenges, as reflected tongue-in-cheek in Stuart Bird’s Zuma Biscuits (2007). 

While the exhibition aims to showcase prominent artists and some iconic works of art in the permanent collection such as Jane Alexander’s Butcher Boys (1985/86) and Andries Botha’sAlleenspraak in Paradys (1991), many of the loans open a window on some less known artists and pieces such as Jabulani Ntuli’s detailed pencil drawings from the 1940s. 

It is a fact that colonialism and apartheid have robbed generations of black people in this country of their dignity. But it is not all doom and gloom. The emergence of black photographers responding to black conditions in DRUM magazine show a deeper insight and range of emotions in the representation of black people. This is reflected in the humiliation of imprisonment for trivial offences under apartheid at the Old Fort prison in Johannesburg seen in Bob Gosani’s 1954 photo to Ranjith Kally’s depiction of acclaimed visiting musician Tony Scott at Pumpy Naidoo’s Goodwill Lounge jazz club in Durban in 1960. 

Deborah Bell’s Lover’s in the Cinema (1985) speaks on the universal theme of love, something that we can all identify with. Both Brett Murray (Xhosa, 2002) and Sthembiso Sibisi (Going Home, 2005) use humour to comment on the local condition. For locals Ed Young’s Bruce Gordon [Torino] (2005) may have special significance recalling the conceptual piece from 2003, where a bar owner (a found object) was purchased by the National Gallery and the acquisition number tattooed on the artwork (or bar owner’s arm). 

While reflecting on art from around the country during this period it is also important to take cognisance of the perils of nationalism. I am reminded of the graffiti painted on a wall on the corner of Hunter and Cavendish streets in Yeoville, Johannesburg, near where I used to live. It quotes from Nelson Mandela’s 1994 inauguration speech, “Never, never and never again shall it be that this beautiful land will again experience the oppression of one by another.” Only fourteen years later in 2008, one of the most traumatic events in the democracy has been the xenophobic attacks, which left many bodies in its wake and thousands mentally scarred. With this in mind we have also included a selection from the exhibition US − curated by Bettina Malcomess and Simon Njami − featuring a handful of young artists commenting on the issue and bringing the making of art in this country full circle. 

This exhibition also coincides with a new vision for the National Gallery, one that aims to be more inclusive in the audiences we appeal to, more critical in the selection of our exhibitions and in the work that we acquire, more diverse in the composition and views of the people that make up our committees, and more representative of the diversity of cultures that make up this multifaceted country. And all of this on a national level.

Curator 
Riason Naidoo


ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

This exhibition would not have been possible without the generous loans and cooperation from the following institutions and individuals:

Durban Art Gallery, Johannesburg Art Gallery, Tatham Art Gallery, Pretoria Art Museum, Bruce Campbell-Smith, Killie Campbell Collections (University of KwaZulu-Natal), Standard Bank Gallery, BHP Billiton, Sanlam Art Gallery, Michael Stevenson, Goodman Gallery Cape, Wits Art Museum, University of Cape Town Works of Art Collection, Mayibuye Centre (University of Western Cape), Parliament of the Republic of South Africa, Iziko Museums (Social History Collections), Baileys African History Archive (BAHA), Bailey-Seippel Gallery, Seippel Gallery, Brodie Stevenson, Gallery MOMO, Blank Projects, Heidi Erdmann Contemporary, Stellenbosch Modern and Contemporary (SMAC), Robert Prince, Peter Mckenzie, Pierre Fouche, Leopold Podlashuc, Rhona Dubow, Peter Robin Mills, Chris Ledochowski, Bridget Baker, Mabasa Family, Angela Lloyd-Read, Candice Breitz, Robin Rhode, Rashid Lombard, Rafs Mayet, James Webb, Adrian Kholer, Pierre Fouche, Jenny Altshuler, Jenny Gordon, Dawood Petersen, Omar Badsha, Ed Young, Willie Bester and Lisa Brice. 

A special thanks to Iziko Museums and related departments for funds and skills relocated towards this exhibition: Finance, Institutional Advancement and Human Resources. This exhibition has been a team effort that involved all the curators and staff at the National Gallery. Thanks must go to Pam Warne for her advice on photography and video, Hayden Proud for his knowledge of the collection, and Carol Kaufmann for the beadwork and staffs on display. Robyn Leigh-Cedras for coordinating the numerous loans, and together with Nigel Scholtz and Brian Gwavu, for their tireless efforts in driving around, often to the far corners of the Cape, to collect artworks. William Visagie, Majiet Issacs, Quinton Fortuin and Mnoneleli Mbali all assisted with technical installation and preparation. George Reeves for the design. 

Andrea Lewis deserves special praise for her commitment and enthusiasm and overall coordination of different aspects of the show. Lastly but not least I would like to thank Joe Dolby, who with his years of institutional experience, generous sharing of his knowledge and open mind was a most valuable partner in crime from the beginning of the process − when we travelled around the country together to look at works in other collections − to the final label being placed.

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20 Years of Democracy: Celebrating our Heritage Participation Mural

  • From: September 24, 2014     To: September 24, 2014
20 Years of Democracy: Celebrating our Heritage Participation Mural

Date: 24 September
Time: 10h00—15h00
Venue: Annexe, ISANG 

In celebration of 20 Years of Democracy, we invite you to help us paint a large mural on the walls of the SA National Gallery Annexe. All ages welcome. Entrance at St John’s Road, Cape Town.

For enquiries, contact Wandile Kasibe on Tel. 021 481 3804/13 or email publicprogs@iziko.org.za or sharmans@iziko.org.za

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20 years on: Is the luggage still labelled?

  • From: February 15, 2014     To: February 15, 2014
20 years on: Is the luggage still labelled?

– In conversation with Vuyile Voyiya, Andrew Lamprecht, Riason Naidoo, Athi Mongezeleli Joja. Public discussion SS10

Chaired by Dr Heidi Grunebaum (Senior researcher at the Centre for Humanities Research, University of the Western Cape)

This public conversation is based on the documentary, The Luggage is Still Labeled: Blackness in South African Art, in which art and politics are discussed through interviews with various artists who express their frustration at the marginalisation they continue to face.

 

Date: Saturday, 15 February
Time: 11h30–13h00
Venue: TH Barry Lecture Theatre, ISAM
Fee: Free

 

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2008 Wildlife Photographer of the Year Exhibition

  • Location: South African Museum
  • From: December 15, 2008     To: March 15, 2009
2008 Wildlife Photographer of the Year Exhibition
David Maitland/Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2008©

“Nothing speaks louder than an evocative photograph that stirs the imagination, tugs at the heart strings and engages the mind” – Mark Carwardine, Chair of the judging panel for the 2008 Wildlife Photographer of the Year Exhibition.

The competition, owned by London’s Natural History Museum and BBC Wildlife Magazine, is regarded as the international leader in the artistic representation of the natural world. This year the exhibition attracted a record-breaking 32 351 images from 82 countries, from both amateur and professional photographers. The exhibition includes 83 of the very best images, across 17 categories, chosen for their originality, creativity and sheer drama.

The exhibition is brought out by NHU AFRICA and is supported by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) and co-funded by Iziko Museums of Cape Town. For more information visitwww.nhuafrica.com.

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2012: the end or the beginning?

  • Location: Planetarium and Digital Dome
  • From: March 30, 2012     To: April 13, 2012
2012: the end or the beginning?

he famous Mayan Long Count would seem to indicate that, after three failed worlds, we are living in the fourth - and that will come to an end (perhaps) on 22 December 2012. Whether the Long Count defines the end of the world or not, the astronomical calculations that led to it are fascinating and indicate an astounding and accurate observation of those heavenly bodies that form part of the universe around us.

Until 13 April

  • Monday to Friday – 14:00 (excluding 6 February, 5 & 21 March)
  • Tuesday evening - 20:00 (& sky talk)
  • Saturday - 14:30
  • Sunday - 14:30
  • 21 March – 14:30

Suitable for teenagers and adults.

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2014 Wildlife Photographer of the Year Exhibition

  • Location: South African Museum
  • From: December 5, 2014     To: March 5, 2015
2014 Wildlife Photographer of the Year Exhibition

NHU Africa are pleased to announce that the 50th annual edition of the Wildlife Photographer of the Year Exhibition will be coming back to Cape Town this December. Hosted by Iziko Museums of South Africa at the Iziko South African Museum in Cape Town, and owned by the Natural History Museum of London and BBC Worldwide, the exhibition is sponsored in South Africa by National Geographic Channels and will feature 100 breathtaking images of nature in its most astonishing forms.

From humble beginnings in 1965 with just 361 entries, the Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition has grown into a global phenomenon with almost 42 000 entries from 96 countries around the world. The grainy analogue film photos of yesteryear have transformed into incredible high resolution digital colour images and technological advancement has allowed wildlife photographers to explore further, higher and deeper into the natural world than ever before.

National Geographic Channels will be sponsoring the exhibition says, "It's been a fantastic experience partnering with this initiative for the second year. As part of the National Geographic Society, National Geographic Channels contributes to the preservation of the wildlife thanks to breakthrough series and documentaries dedicated to show the immense diversity of nature around the world. But not only on TV. We also want to take part in initiatives to connect our audience with the values of nature and this exhibition is a perfect example, a true celebration of wildlife from some of the greatest work from around the world. Seeing the immense talent that has come through has been nothing short of spectacular as all the finalists have showcased their amazing work in wildlife photography. Congratulations and best of luck to all!”

Dr Hamish Robertson, Director of Natural History at the museum says: "The Wildlife Photographer of the Year has become a very popular exhibition in the Iziko South African Museum calendar. The wildlife photographs on display are the world's best and they have the power to change the way we see our world through evoking wonder, respect and concern. This special 50th Anniversary exhibition promises to be the best ever".  

The 50th anniversary of the exhibition is sure to be a visual feast of epic proportions, with 17 categories including an exciting new category; the Special Award for Best Time-Lapse. This category will be represented in the exhibition as a video as time-lapse photography is a combination of many consecutive still images taken over the course of a specific timeframe and ‘sewn’ together for viewing.  The photographer requires a lot of skill to artfully extract the best time-lapse sequence as the light and condition changes over time.

Other categories in the exhibition include; Mammals, Birds, Amphibians and Reptiles, Plants and Fungi, Underwater Species, Earth’s Environments, Black and White, Natural Design, World in Our Hands, Wildlife Photojournalist, Rising Star Portfolio Award, Portfolio Award, Young Wildlife Photographer of the Year and the Overall WinnerWildlife Photographer of the Year. These categories will include 100 images in total displayed on specialized transparency prints that are backlit, making them even more striking.

*In addition to the normal entrance fee, a nominal surcharge of R15 for adults; and R7.50 for children, students and pensioners), will be included for access to the Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition area.

For further information contact Christopher Mason at NHU Africa on Tel: 021 422 0023, or visithttp://www.nhuafrica.com

Alternatively, contact Lee-Shay Collison at Iziko Museums of South Africa on Tel: 021 481 3891 or email:lcollison@iziko.org.za, or visit www.iziko.org.za

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2016 International Mother Tongue Day Programme

  • From: February 20, 2016     To: February 20, 2016
2016 International Mother Tongue Day Programme

Venue: TH Barry Lecture Theatre, Iziko South African Museum
Time: 11h00am to 13h00pm

Museum rates apply

Ms Rooksana Omar, CEO of Iziko Museums of South Africa cordially invites you to the 2016 International Mother Tongue Day programme at Iziko Museums. Please join us on Saturday, 20 February from 11h00 – 13h00. Guest speakers will include: Diana Ferrus (Poet and writer), Emile Jansen (Artist and filmmaker), Nolundi Luwaya (Researcher at UCT Law, Race and Gender Research Unity), Dr Danny Titus (Executive Director, ATKV) and Fundile Majola (Language Practitioner).

International Mother Language Day—celebrated annually on 21 February—was proclaimed by the General Conference of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in November 1999.

It has been observed every year since February 2000 to promote linguistic and cultural diversity and multilingualism. The date represents the day in 1952 when students demonstrating for recognition of their language, Bangla, as one of the two national languages of the then Pakistan, were shot and killed by police in Dhaka, the capital of what is now Bangladesh. 

PROGRAMME

11h00 – 11h05             Welcome
11h05 – 11h15              Poems
11h15 – 11h20              Introduction of speakers
11h20 – 11h30             Diana Ferrus (Poet and writer)
11h30 – 11h40             Emile Jansen (Artist and filmmaker)
11h40 – 11h50             Nolundi Luwaya (Researcher at UCT Law, Race and
                                   Gender Research Unity)
11h50 – 12h00            Dr Danny Titus (Executive Director, ATKV)
12h00 – 12h10            Fundile Majola (Language Practitioner)
12h10 – 12h40            Discussion
12h40 – 12h45           Concluding remarks and vote of thanks
12h45 – 13h00            Musical item by Echoes

Light refreshments


For more details, please contact Wandile Kasibe on 021 481 3804/13 or email: wkasibe@iziko.org.za or Ryland Fischer rylandfisher@gmail.com

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45TH ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING OF THE FRIENDS OF THE SOUTH AFRICAN NATIONAL GALLERY

  • From: March 7, 2013     To: March 7, 2013
45TH ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING OF THE FRIENDS OF THE SOUTH AFRICAN NATIONAL GALLERY

Venue: Iziko South African National Gallery
Time: 17:30

Notice is hereby given that the 45th Annual General Meeting of the Friends of the South African National Gallery will be held at the Iziko South African National Gallery on Thursday 7th March 2013 at 17:30, for the adoption of the annual report and financial statements, the election of members of the Council and the transaction of general business.

We invite nominations to fill the eight vacancies on the Council.  Nominations, in writing and signed by two members with voting rights, must reach the Secretary by 6th February 2013 together with a brief CV (maximum of 50 words) of the candidate.

Written notice of any matters for consideration at the AGM may be sent to the Secretary by 6th February 2013.

The agenda, annual report, financial statements and the names of Council nominees will be posted to you timeously.

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A Nomad’s Harvest

  • Location: South African National Gallery
  • From: March 5, 2014     To: July 9, 2014
A Nomad’s Harvest

A Nomad’s Harvest: a retrospective of photographs by George Hallett, cover aspects of a career spanning more than half a century.  The works on show are from the collection of George Hallett and augmented by a comprehensive display of biographical information, as well as, book and record covers designed by Hallett.

Included on this exhibition, amongst others, are recognisable images of Hout Bay, District Six, the Bo-Kaap, as well as immigrants and gypsies in London.  His series of portraits of exiled South African writers, artists and musicians in London and France are of special interest.

Throughout his career, Hallett has conveyed positive images of humanity. His work is invariably infused with the warmth of humanity - his vision untrammeled by fallacious concepts around race and colour. His intention to always 'photograph the beautiful things in life,’ a testament to an affirmation of the life-enhancing qualities he strives to convey and concentrate on in his work.

Enquiries contact:

Shameem Adams
Tel: 021 481 3974 or email sadams@iziko.org.za

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A PSYCHIATRIST VISITS TRISTAN DA CUNHA, THE MOST REMOTE INHABITED ISLAND IN THE WORLD

  • Location: South African Museum
  • From: October 29, 2013     To: October 29, 2013
A PSYCHIATRIST VISITS TRISTAN DA CUNHA, THE MOST REMOTE INHABITED ISLAND IN THE WORLD

A lecture by Professor Brian Robertson     

In September 2012 Professor Robertson was invited to visit Tristan da Cunha to advise on initiating mental health services. It was the first visit by a psychiatrist to this small community of 260 people. Professor Robertson will describe his journey on the maiden voyage of the SA Agulhas 2, outline the day to day life of this isolated community, and offer a few observations on the challenges of establishing a mental health service. He will conclude with some images on his visit to nearby Nightingale Island.

Date:   29 October 2013.10.22
Time:  18:30 for 19:00
Venue: Iziko South African Museum, 25 Queen Victoria Street, Cape Town
Cost:   R30
Contact:  072 225 6893. Booking not necessary

Maxine Davies
Co-ordinator and Administrator
Friends of the South African Museum

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About Muslim women today

  • Location: Bo-Kaap Museum
  • From: June 1, 2011
About Muslim women today

An exhibition About Muslim women today opens on 9 August at the Iziko Bo-Kaap Museum. The museum focuses on the history of the Bo-Kaap as well as the social history of Islam at the Cape.

About Muslim women today explores the everyday lives of Muslim women living in surrounding areas of Cape Town. The project aim has been to give Muslim women a space to take control of the way in which they are portrayed. The content was developed through a consultative process of a workshop, planning meetings and individual contributions. Resulting from this process ten women were selected and interviewed. Although all ten are Muslim, the exhibition explores the idea of multi-facetted individuals and includes aspects of their lives that are not exclusive to being Muslim. 

The women were selected in an informal manner. They were either part of the group that participated in planning the exhibition or known to a member of that group. All the women are active in the the public sphere. Some are career-focused while others are deeply involved in work in their communities. A few managed to combine a career with community involvement. 

The interviews sought to highlight themes about identity and social issues, rather than provide detailed personal histories. Their photographs were taken either at work or at home. In addition to these, photographs from the women’s family albums have been incorporated into the exhibition. The result is an exhibition that focuses both on the private and public spheres. They variously face gender barriers at work and home, deal with social problems in their neighbourhoods and struggle with religious concerns in an imperfect world. 

Also part of the exhibition is a video on a few selected Muslim women produced by Munier Parker, film maker who lives in the Bo-Kaap.

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Abstract painting in South Africa – Then and now

  • From: November 5, 2017     To: November 5, 2017
Abstract painting in South Africa – Then and now

TWO PART LECTURE SERIES ON THE POWER OF ABSTRACT ART BY MARILYN MARTIN

Abstract expression has been part of humankind since we made our first marks, but there is still much scepticism about how abstract paintings are made and what they mean. In the 21st century there is a renewed interest in abstract art and its ability to speak to matters spiritual and metaphysical, as well as to the political, social and cultural conditions of our times.

 

LECTURE 2

ABSTRACT PAINTING IN SOUTH AFRICA – THEN AND NOW

Venue Iziko South African National Gallery
Date:  Sunday 5th November
Time:  10:30
Cost:  Members R80, Non-Members R100, Students R50

Abstraction is an integral part of cultural production in Africa - it did not start in 1910, but perhaps with the Blombos Ochre 70,000 to 80,000 years ago. This lecture is situated in the context of the history of two-dimensional abstract expression in southern Africa and the pioneers and exponents of modernism, from Mancoba to Maqhubela and from Laubscher to Ainslie. It explores the many and exciting ways in which contemporary South African artists are arriving at abstraction, both technically and conceptually.

Contact  Lizzie O’Hanlon sangfriends@iziko.org.za or phone 021 481 3951 to RSVP.

The Friends’ bank details are:
Friends of the S A National Gallery
Standard Bank
Thibault Square
020909
071568085

Reference:  Surname + date of event

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Africa Day programme

  • From: May 25, 2012     To: May 25, 2012
Africa Day programme

Iziko Museums will conclude its International Museum Day programme, with its African Day celebrations. In partnership with the Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport (DCAS) a range of exhibitions, performances, and film screenings will be held.

 

 

 

 

 

 

10:00 – 13:00 Workshop: "What is your most treasured object? How would you like its story to be told?"  
By: Toni Stuart   
This workshop uses poetry and creative writing as a tool for recording the stories of present day artefacts and objects which people hold dear to them.   
10:00 - 16:00 Film Screeningsin the T.H. Barry Lecture Theatre   
By: Big Fish Digital Film School Student Films     
Art of Space, June 16 , Shwe Shwe Poppis, Gabriel's garden, Miracle Tree, Cave Church, tree Boy,         Moses Mabhida -  “The Man Behind The Stadium”  
10:00 - 16:00 Exhibition:   
By: Ruth Prowse School of Art  
Was founded in 1970, the school is a world-class environment that motivates original thought, creativity, aesthetic understanding, cross-cultural artistic endeavour and educational exchange, together with vocational and entrepreneurial skills training in   
11:00 – 11: 30 Dance Performance: Hip-hop Fusion in the Whale Well   
By: Angelo van Wyk  
Fusion of Hip-hop, traditional dance and Capoeira  
12:00 – 12:45  Performance: ‘’BACK TO MY ROOTS’’  
By: Rainbow Arts Organisation      
Dance performance about cultural celebrations, our music; food, traditions and customs.   
13:00 – 13:20 Poetry Performance   
By: Mbali Vilikazi   
MbaliVilakazi is a child of the city by the sea, who came into being under the watchful eye of a silent mountain. She is Nona's daughter, Mzamo's sister and Avumiles aunt. A woman who holds the gaze and the spectator in her own life.  
13:0 –16:00 “What is your most treasured object that tells us who you are?  What is your story to be told?”  Came and hear the stories of        " Sons of Africa"                                                  
By: Kent Lingeveldt - skateboard shaper,                     
13:30 –14:00 Poetry and Exhibition  
By Toni Stuart   
Words have the power to change worlds. When we connect with our voices, we are able to speak our own truth and share our stories with our communities, with the world. My most prized possession is my gift with words, and the symbols for this are my pen.  
14:00 – 14:30 Indigenous Music Perfromance       
EPWP Indigenous Music Group participants  
The indigenous music project was held from October 2011 – March 2012 in Mbekweni , Paarl. The project is part of the EPWP programme to reduce unemployment and empower benificiaries and also to broaden their knowledge of culture and preserve the Indigenous  
14:30 -  15:00 Poetry Performance  
Bulelwa Basse  
BulelwaBasse is the Founder of Lyrical Base Project, an arts and culture organisation which seeks to elevate the profiles of writers from marginalised communities through community-publishing projects and performance poetry (merged with music, dance, visu  
         

 

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African Dinosaurs

  • Location: South African Museum
African Dinosaurs
Cast of the most complete skeleton of Heterodontosaurus found to date. Photographs by Iziko Photographer, Carina Beyer.

African Dinosaurs tells the story of dinosaurs from an African perspective. Realistic dioramas of ancient Karoo landscapes with fleshed-up reconstructions of some of our South African dinosaurs help bring the fossils back to life.
 

 

Enquiries:
Fikiswa Matoti
Tel. 021 481 3897
email fmatoti@iziko.org.za

 

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Afrikaans Aan Die Praat

  • Location: Slave Lodge
  • From: July 1, 2012     To: March 14, 2013
Afrikaans Aan Die Praat

Explore the history of Afrikaans as a language of Africa – a language that emerged through the interaction of Dutch settlers with indigenous people and slaves.

Afrikaans is the third most widely used language in South Africa, after isiXhosa and isiZulu, and it remains today a driver in the newspaper, magazine, radio, television, film, heritage and tourism, education, music, festival, and advertising sectors.

Afrikaans-speakers have initiated a variety of language and cultural projects to free Afrikaans from its apartheid connotations and to profile it as a language which belongs to everyone who speaks it.

This exhibition depicts the movements that established Afrikaans as an official language and fostered its role in Afrikaner nationalism and apartheid. It takes a look at the challenging, dynamic situation of Afrikaans in contemporary South Africa. This traveling exhibition on Afrikaans was developed by the Social History Collections Department of Iziko Museums of Cape Town, the Genadendal Mission Museum and the Afrikaans Language Museum in Paarl as part of the Afrikaans Language Project to promote closer relationships between southern Africa and the Dutch language area.

 

Enquiries:
Fiona Clayton
fclayton@iziko.org.za
021-467 7219
 

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Afro-Brazil: African slaves in Brazil

  • Location: Slave Lodge
  • From: March 1, 2008     To: March 31, 2008
Afro-Brazil: African slaves in Brazil

Afro-Brazil is a collaboration between Iziko’s Social History Collections and Art Collections Departments. The exhibition was conceived by Dr Stefan Oschmann, head of the Africa Music Festival in Würzburg. It consists of images of Brazilian slaves of African origin with a contextualising history. The images are reproduced from the cartes de visite of Alberto Henschel and from photographs of Marc Ferrez. The original photographs are in the collections of the Leibniz-Institut für Länderkunde, Leipzig and the Instituto Moreira Salles Rio de Janeiro in Brazil. ‘Afro-Brazil’ is supported by the German Consulate in Cape Town.

Enquiries: Fiona Clayton, Tel. 021 467 7219 or email fclayton@iziko.org.za

[Include publication related to this exhibition. File name: Afro-Brazil Saunders Brochure.pdf]

 

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After Life

  • Location: South African National Gallery
  • From: May 12, 2018     To: August 12, 2018
After Life

After Life opens an aperture on the mysteries of life through the lens of death. The show speaks to a re-interpretation of the museum specimen guided by plays of my imagination rather than any systematic reasoning. Photography, sculpture, video, animation, text, taxidermy, soundscapes and olfactory art offset each other in a tactile, interactive environment intended to stimulate wonder, curiosity and reverence.

Enquiries:
Simon van Noort,
Tel. 021 467 3865 or
email. svannoort@iziko.org.za

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AGAINST THE GRAIN: FIVE SCULPTORS IN WOOD

  • Location: South African National Gallery
  • From: August 14, 2013     To: November 17, 2013
AGAINST THE GRAIN: FIVE SCULPTORS IN WOOD
Thami Kiti, Cat (detail) (1990s) Red oak, (Private Collection)

Against the Grain profiles the work of five wood sculptors from the Western Cape. Working for many years in often difficult conditions with little support, the artists Isaac Makeleni, Ishmael Thyssen, Shepherd Mbanya, Timothy Mafenuka, and Thami Kiti have all produced imaginative and skilful works of art. While showcasing their work, Against the Grain also questions their present exclusion from the South African artistic canon as well as the lack of appreciation of the work of black African wood sculptors in present discourses about contemporary African art.

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AGM of the Friends of the Michaelis Collection

  • From: July 25, 2015     To: July 25, 2015
AGM of the Friends of the Michaelis Collection

Date: Saturday 25th July
Time: 14h30 – 16h30
Venue: Iziko Old Town House

Programme will include the Dr Hans Fransen Lecture and refreshments will be served.
Booking is essential. RSVP: Rosalind Malandrinos on 0827895050 or email friendsofmc@gmail.com

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Aircraft Model Building Course

  • From: March 27, 2012     To: March 28, 2012
Aircraft Model Building Course

Iziko Museums in partnership with Sakhikamva Foundation invites all aviation enthusiasts and future engineers aged, 8-14 on a 2-day Aircraft Building Course.

Explore the world of aviation, the theory of flight, build aircraft models and design your own aircraft manufacturing company.

Time: 09h00 - 12h00
Cost: R120 for the two-day course
Venue: Iziko South African Museum, 15 Queen Victoria Street, Cape Town

Contact Lisa Combrink,
Tel: 021 481 3952
Cell: 083 786 6966
Email: lcombrink@iziko.org.za

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Aircraft Model Building Course

  • From: June 25, 2012     To: June 26, 2012
Aircraft Model Building Course

Enjoy winter school holidays with Iziko
It’s that time again ... school holidays, which means it’s time to spend some quality time with your children, nieces, nephews, god-children or any other little ones in your life. But the big question that might be playing on your mind is what are we going to do to keep the kids warm and entertained?
The June school holidays are quite long, and sometimes it’s not all that easy to keep kids entertained for long periods of time. If you are running out of ideas or would like some fresh recommendations of things to do with kids over this time, then we have a few sug-gestions for you…

Date : 25 & 26 June
Venue : ISAM
Age Group: 8 – 14 years
Fee : R250 for 2 days

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Aircraft model building course

  • Location: South African Museum
  • From: December 11, 2012     To: December 12, 2012
Aircraft model building course

09:00 to 12:00

Venue: Iziko South African Museum
Cost: R250 for 2-day workshop
Age: 8–14 years.

Enquiries:
Fatima Jakoet
email fatima@jakoet.com
Tel 083 786 6966

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Albert Adams Retrospective Exhibition

  • Location: South African National Gallery
  • From: July 19, 2008     To: October 26, 2008
Albert Adams Retrospective Exhibition

The first comprehensive retrospective exhibition of works by the renowned and well loved Albert Adams draws from local and international, private and public collections and is curated by Marilyn Martin, Joe Dolby and Andrea Lewis, with invaluable advice and support from Edward Glennon in London. 

Adams was born in Johannesburg in 1929, but grew up in Cape Town. As a young artist he was unable to study at the University of Cape Town’s Michaelis School of Art because of apartheid policies. He was however awarded a scholarship to study at the Slade School of Art in London where he studied from 1953 to 1956. He then enrolled for a brief course of study at the Munich under the internationally renowned artist, Oskar Kokoschka. He returned to Cape Town where he exhibited widely, but in 1960 decided to leave South Africa for good and settled in London. In 1979, he was appointed to the staff of the City University, London, where he lectured in art history for 18 years. After a brief illness, Albert Adams passed away on 31 December 2006.

The exhibition is accompanied by a fully-illustrated catalogue.

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Alexis Preller: Africa, the sun and Shadows

  • Location: South African National Gallery
  • From: December 22, 2009     To: February 28, 2010
Alexis Preller: Africa, the sun and Shadows

Alexis Preller: Africa, the Sun and Shadows is a long overdue retrospective of the work of Alexis Preller (1911 –1975). During the course of his 40-year career, Preller concentrated solely on his art, working daily in his Pretoria studio and producing a vast number of exuberantly coloured, imaginative compositions.

Alexis Preller: Africa, the Sun and Shadows showcases a wide selection of the artist’s work, as well as a number of artefacts, documents and photographs relevant to his life. A contribution to understanding Preller as one of South Africa’s pre-eminent artists, and as a pioneer who defined an African style in the 20th century, the exhibition follows the last major exhibition of the artist’s oeuvre – the Retrospective Exhibition at the Pretoria Art Museum in 1972. The exhibition is accompanied by Alexis Preller, compiled by art historian, Esmé Berman, and artist, Karel Nel. This comprehensive monograph on the artist consists of two volumes: an extensive biography of Preller and a collection of his works.

Enquiries

Hayden Proud
Tel: +27 (0)21 467 4676
Email: hproud@iziko.org.za.

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Alternative Press

  • From: September 21, 2017     To: September 21, 2017
Alternative Press

Ms Rooksana Omar, CEO, Iziko Museums of South Afrpica cordially invites you to the opening of the exhibition Alternative Press.
Works by Derek Bauer

Opening Speaker: Janet Heard
Cape Managing Editor at Daily Maverick; and Western Cape Convenor, SA national Editors Forum

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AN AFRICAN TALE OF THE MOTHER CITY – Travelling exhibition

  • Location: Slave Lodge
  • From: November 2, 2012     To: January 31, 2013
AN AFRICAN TALE OF THE MOTHER CITY – Travelling exhibition

Cape Town is a City with many stories to tell – some told, some untold and some that remain hidden.

An African Tale of the Mother City re-surfaces a forgotten story about how groups of women and men living in places like Modderdam, Crossroads, Nyanga Bush and KTC during the late 1970s and early 1980s fought with bravery and tenacity for the right of African people to live with their families and work freely in the Western Cape. A battle they took on with remarkable political ingenuity (at times literally putting their bodies on the line) in the face of an apartheid government that used an arsenal of laws, the police, the army and, eventually, vigilantes to fight against them.

After a decade framed by protracted land invasions, community resistance, negotiations and piece meal concessions, the government was forced to concede. The result was the abolition of influx control measures and setting aside of land for the development of a new African township, even though these were still on the margins of the city.

The exhibition, fore-grounded by the story of a group of Nyanga Bush ‘squatters’ that fasted for 23 days in St. George’s Cathedral during March/April 1982, reveals the deep pain, suffering and structural violence African women and men experienced at a particular moment in Cape Town’s social history.

An African Story of the Mother City exhibition pays tribute to ordinary people, especially women, who with courage, vigour and savvy claimed and won the right for all African people to live and find a sense of place and belonging in Cape Town.

The exhibition opens on 2 November 2012 at the Iziko Slave Lodge. It will be on display until 31 January 2013.

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AN ARCHAELOGY OF GRAFFITI [or, ‘Graffiti as art(e)fact’ (bit post-modern)]

  • From: May 21, 2013 at 5:30pm     To: May 21, 2013 at 11:59pm
AN ARCHAELOGY OF GRAFFITI [or, ‘Graffiti as art(e)fact’ (bit post-modern)]

LECTURE BY DR SVEN OUZMAN

Curator of Archaelogy, Iziko Social History Department

Superficially defined as a modern language of the poor and peripheral, a more grounded analysis shows graffiti continuing and extending an ancient tradition of politically-engaged place-ma(r)king. Graffiti has been studied from many perspectives – artistic, psychological, and sociological to name a few. But seldom has an archaeological sensibility been used to situate graffiti as emplaced artefacts with surprisingly long-lived genealogies, often having illuminating ethnographies. This presentation will use case studies that range from 19th century frontier San rock art, to a Thomas Baines painting, to Cederberg inscriptions and to street stories from Berkeley, Calitzdorp and Cape Town.

DATE: Tuesday 21st May
TIME: 17:30
VENUE: Barry Lecture Theatre, Iziko South African Museum
Members R30, Non-Members R40, Students R20

Contact/ enquiries Lizzie O'Hanlon
Tel No: 021 481 3951 email: sangfriends@iziko.org.za
 

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An Evening of Spanish and Portuguese Music

  • From: September 12, 2015     To: September 12, 2015
An Evening of Spanish and Portuguese Music

Venue: Iziko Old Town House, Greenmarket Square
Date: Saturday, 12 September 2015
Time: 18h00 for 18h30
Cost: Members R80; Non-members R100

Don’t miss this delightful evening of music ranging from toe-tapping flamenco to limpid lullaby and everything in between! Showcasing works by Manuel de Falla, Villa Lobos, Joaquin Turina, Carlos Gomez, and D. Fernandes. Featuring Marcelle Volckaert (Soprano) accompanied by Sylvia Schulman on piano.

Presented by the Friends of the Michaelis Collection.

Enquiries: Contact Rosalind Malandrinos on 082 789 5050 or email friendsofmc@gmail.com

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Annual Book sale

  • Location: South African National Gallery
  • From: May 17, 2013 at 10:00am     To: May 17, 2013 at 3:00pm
Annual Book sale

Commemorate International Museum Day with Iziko Museums of South Africa at the annual book sale, where you will find a diverse range of books, journals, posters and exhibition catalogues!

For more information contact: Ziphezinhle Gwala on
Tel: 021 481 3977 or
email: zgwala@iziko.org.za or Baheya Hardy on
Tel: 021 467 7209 or
email bhardy@iziko.org.za

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Annual Book Sale

  • From: May 18, 2016     To: May 18, 2016
Annual Book Sale

International Museum Day
Annual Book Sale

Exhibition catalogues, books, journals, pamphlets and posters on sale.

Time: 10h00 - 15h00
venue: Iziko South African National Gallery
             Government Ave, Company's Gardens,
             Cape Town

Enquiries: Tel. 021 482 3977 or email zgwala@iziko.org.za

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ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING SAM

  • From: July 30, 2013     To: July 30, 2013
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING SAM

Nomination form
Notice of AGM

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Apartheid’s Last Stand

  • From: February 7, 2014     To: February 7, 2014
Apartheid’s Last Stand

– By Angel Films for Discovery Channel Production, 1998 [DVD 52 min]. Filmscreening SS5

An examination of the nation after apartheid. As an international symbol of the end of apartheid, Nelson Mandela ordered that the notorious Robben Island Prison, where he spent 17 years, be transformed from the icon of apartheid into a museum dedicated to a multi-racial South Africa.

Date: Friday, 7 February
Time: 13h00–14h00
Venue: TH Barry Lecture Theatre, ISAM
Fee: Free

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Arab Priest

  • Location: South African National Gallery
  • From: April 1, 2012     To: July 1, 2012
Arab Priest
Sibongile van Damme, CEO SAHRA and Rooksana Omar CEO of Iziko Museums at the launch of the exhibition of Irma Stern’s artwork, ‘Arab Priest’ Photograph by © Bettie Lambrecht

Iziko Museums is proud to partner with the Department of Arts and Culture, the South African Heritage Resources Agency and the Qatar Museums Authority, in hosting Irma Stern’s ‘Arab Priest’ at the Iziko South African National Gallery. One of the most significant works of Stern’s so-called “Zanzibar period” of the 1940s, the opportunity to access this privately owned national treasure is not to be missed.


Enquiries: Shameem Adams 
Tel. 021 481 3974
email sadams@iziko.org.za

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Archaeologies of Antarctica:

  • From: May 29, 2013 at 11:00am     To: May 29, 2013 at 11:59pm
Archaeologies of Antarctica:

excavating the 1908 Solglimt shipwreck survivor’s camp on Marion Island

Jaco Boshoff and Sven Ouzman, Iziko Archaeology, Social History Collections Department

This preliminary results presentation of an NRF-funded investigation about how, Norwegian sealing ship the Solglimts’ crew survived in hostile conditions, builds on previous work conducted by Iziko Archaeology on the wreck.

Comparisons of on-the-ground artefactual evidence against written and archival records such as newspaper reports, survivor’s diaries, court documents, and ship manifests - a trip to Norway to interview descendants of the Solglimt crew, as well as an investigation of the survivors’ camp using magnetometer survey and excavation provide a better understanding of human adaptability in extreme environments.

The project will also produce an integrated management plan for the much-neglected cultural history of the Prince Edward Islands.

Date:     29 May 2013
Venue: TH Barry Lecture Theatre, Iziko South African Museum, Queen Victoria St. Cape Town.
Time:   11:00-12:00

Enquiries: Dr Romala Govender on Tel: (+27)21 481 3894 or via email: rgovender@iziko.org.za

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ART AND MUSIC CENTRES SHOWCASE EXHIBITION

  • Location: South African National Gallery
  • From: June 1, 2017     To: August 11, 2017
ART AND MUSIC CENTRES SHOWCASE EXHIBITION

The Art and Music Centres of the Western Cape Education Department will use an exhibition space in the Iziko South African National Gallery, Annexe for a showcase exhibition of learners work. The work will be a selection of the best work from the Art Centres in the Western Cape and will include the work from GET (General Education and Training) and FET (Further Education and Training) learners.  The exhibition will coincide with the Iziko’s Youth Day and Mandela Day Celebrations.

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Art Beat

  • From: April 20, 2017     To: May 12, 2017
Art Beat

Art Beat A celebration of creativity from learners from the Art From the Heart Initiative (founded by Leonardo Da Vinci Gallery) and St Mary’s Primary, Cape Town. This exhibition is inspired by popular culture, and showcases the unique expressions of learners in the Western Cape through visual art. All the participating learners made their work at the Iziko South African National Gallery (ISANG) Annexe in lessons facilitated by artists and educators from both organisations.

Venue: ISANG, Annexe
Enquiries: Yentl Kohler,
Tel. 
021 481 3961 or
email 
ykohler@iziko.org.za

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ART DECO SCULPTURE LECTURE BY GEOFF BUR

  • Location: South African Museum
  • From: November 24, 2011     To: November 24, 2011
ART DECO SCULPTURE LECTURE BY GEOFF BUR

Barry Lecture Theatre, Iziko South African Museum
Thursday 24 th November 17:30
Members R40, Non-Members R60, Students R20
Geoff Burr is the co-owner of Burr & Muir Antiques, specializing in Art Nouveau and Art Deco and 20th Century Design.   He has lectured extensively and has acted as curator and  consultant for exhibitions on Art Nouveau and Art Deco and Art Glass. Art Deco sculpture from the 1920s and 1930s will be covered, with a brief overview of the history of bronze and ivory sculpture and a look at the influences on Art Deco sculpture.  Artists under consideration are  Demetre Chiparus, Ferdinand Preiss, Josef Lorenzl, Claire Colinet, Gerdago and Bruno Zach.

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Art from Rorke's Drift

  • Location: South African National Gallery
  • From: May 1, 2007     To: October 14, 2007
Art from Rorke’s Drift

On exhibition is a selection of prints that were acquired in the 1970s, as well as prints and drawings that were acquired in 2006. The latest acquisitions have enabled the Gallery to produce a more representative exhibition of artists who studied at the art centre at Rorke’s Drift in KwaZulu-Natal.

The three tapestries on display highlight the important role that weaving played at the centre. On view are works by artists such as John Muafangejo, Azaria Mbatha, Vuminkosi Zulu, Vincent Baloyi and Selby Kunene.

Enquiries

Joe Dolby
Tel: +27 (0)21 467 4660
Email: jdolby@iziko.org.za.

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Art Making, Curating and Commemorating our Democracy

  • Location: South African National Gallery
  • From: February 9, 2015     To: April 30, 2015
Art Making, Curating and Commemorating our Democracy

Iziko’s Education & Public Programmes Department cordially invites you to view works produced by South African youth in commemoration of our 21st year of democracy.

The exhibition includes artwork by learners from the Battswood Art Centre, Lalela Projects, The Children’s Art Centre, Partners with After School Care Projects Trust (PASCAP), as well as children who participated in the Creative Stations Holiday Programme at Iziko.

For enquiries, contact Yentl Kohler on 021 481 3961 or email ykohler@iziko.org.za

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ART WORKSHOP WITH STANLEY COHEN & VAN ZYL LA GRANGE

  • From: April 16, 2012     To: April 16, 2012
ART WORKSHOP WITH STANLEY COHEN & VAN ZYL LA GRANGE

Iziko South African National Gallery
Wednesday 13th June
10:00-13:00
Members R130 and Non-Members R160
Limited to 18 people

 

Well-known art educators Stanley Cohen and Van Zyl La Grange will be holding an art workshop based on exhibitions showing at the Iziko South African National Gallery.  Basic drawing materials will be provided, including paper, but participants must bring a glue stick, special pencils and any other special materials they would like to use.  A further list of materials required may be issued to participants nearer the time.
 

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Art-Class

  • Location: South African National Gallery
  • From: September 1, 2015     To: September 30, 2015
Art-Class

Open Monday to Friday from 08h30 to 16h30

In weekly art classes at the Iziko South African National Gallery Annexe, learners from the Mary Harding School for Learners with Barriers to Learning and St. Mary’s Primary, Cape Town express themselves through art-making.

Visitors are given the opportunity to see the space through the eyes of the children who create art with the Educators at the Gallery.

For enquiries, contact Yentl Kohler on Tel. 021 481 3961 or email ykohler@iziko.org.za


 

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Art-Making

  • From: September 24, 2018     To: September 24, 2018
Art-Making

If Arts and Crafts are your thing, these are the heritage day art-making events that you can choose from- suitable for all ages.

 11:00–12:00 Artmaking: Cartoon workshop by Vernon Fourie South African Museum

10:00–12:00 Artmaking: Create your own beading work. Beads, wires, threads and so much more will be available for you to create unique jewellery. South African Museum, Mind Space

10:00–14:00 Artmaking: Paint your very own masterpiece on the lawns of the Gallery South African National Gallery

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ARTalk: Assessment of Significance and decision-making in object conservation

  • From: August 24, 2016     To: August 24, 2016
ARTalk: Assessment of Significance and decision-making in object conservation

By Professor Ellen Pearlstein

Associate Professor, Conservation, UCLA/Getty Program in the Conservation of Ethnographic Materials, University of California, Los Angeles

Venue: Iziko South African National Gallery
Date: Wednesday, 24 August 2016
Time: 13:00 - 14:00

*Booking is essential, as seats are limited

RSVP: sadams@iziko.org.za
Enquiries: azehnder@iziko.org.za

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ARTJAMMING HOLIDAY WORKSHOPS

  • From: December 14, 2015     To: December 19, 2015
ARTJAMMING HOLIDAY WORKSHOPS

Time:10:00-12:00
Venue:Iziko South African National Gallery
Workshop Cost: R135pp (excl. R8 gallery entrance fee)
Book:Visit www.artjamming.co.zato book 

Artjamming TM will be hosting a series of holiday workshops structured specifically for children to engage with artworks in the exhibition, StudioCelebrating the lives and work of South African Artists at the SA National Gallery.  Each child will receive a canvas and the equipment to create an inspiring work of art.

To find out more about available classes & to book, visit www.artjamming.co.za.

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Artjamming Workshops at the SA National Gallery

  • From: January 4, 2016     To: January 9, 2016
Artjamming Workshops at the SA National Gallery

Time: Daily from 10:30 – 12:00
Venue: Iziko South African National Gallery
Cost: R135pp – All ages welcome! Book online at Quicket or pay on the day.

PROGRAMME
Monday, 4 January: Portrait Painting Workshop
Tuesday, 5 January: Graffiti Workshop
Wednesday, 6 January: Printmaking Workshop
Thursday, 7 January: South African Landscapes
Friday, 8 January: Photo Collage
Saturday, 9 January: Mixed-Media: Sculptural Elements

Enquiries: Yentl Kohler or Phillipa Coleman: Tel. 021 481 3961/3830 or email ykohler@iziko.org.za

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Ask A Curator Day

  • From: September 12, 2018     To: September 12, 2018
Ask A Curator Day

#AskACurator Day has rolled around again and will take place on the 12th of September from 10:00-15:00. Join us for a live Q and A session with our Curators to gain a little more insight into who some of Iziko Museums of South Africa’s Curators are and their respective roles as curators. Also look out for our short, dynamic ‘Ask a Curator’ videos wherein the curators give us a sneak peek into the collections they manage.  

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ASSEGAAIBOSCH NATURE RESERVE

  • From: March 9, 2013     To: March 9, 2013
ASSEGAAIBOSCH NATURE RESERVE

The Friends visit to Assegaaibosch Nature Reserve last year was so popular we have arranged an outing in March. For those of you who were on this excursion last year do note that this one will focus on different aspects of Jonkershoek.

The group will join Cape Nature's Guy Palmer for a ‘Talk and Walk’ at Assegaaibosch Nature Reserve, just outside Stellenbosch, within the Jonkershoek Reserve. Mr Palmer will introduce the group to the history, topography, geology, flora and fauna of this 553 000ha reserve explaining the 'specialness' of the Cape Floral Region. 

He will then take the group on a walk and explain some of the ecological complexities of the fynbos and its many management challenges which would include fire, alien invasive plants and Global Climate Change.

The walk will be on a gentle climb to an ‘open area’ with a view of the valley where it would be easy to explain the landscape.

From this point anyone who feels the need for more challenging trails will be shown the options to follow or you may prefer to bring a picnic and enjoy it in these beautiful surroundings.

DATE: Saturday 9 March
TIME: 10:30 – 12:30 + time for extra hike or picnic
COST: Members: R50: Non-members: R60 
Enquiries contact:
Maxine Davies
Friends of the South African Museum
P O Box 61 Cape Town 8000
Telephone +27 (0)21 481 3913 (Wednesdays and Fridays only)

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Assessing Abstraction

  • Location: South African National Gallery
  • From: August 1, 2017     To: February 17, 2019
Assessing Abstraction

As the scratchings on the 70 000-year-old Blombos ochre reveal, that non-figurative mark-marking long predates the very notion of ‘art’ itself. While abstraction’s ‘invention’ in the early 20th century by European avant-garde is now being celebrated, its traditions are ancient. Resisted in colonial South Africa, and belatedly accepted as part of the ‘international’ mainstream of modern art, disillusionment later arose as to its political relevance. Despite this, many artists persisted with abstraction as an expression of personal and spiritual freedom.

Enquiries: 
Haydon Proud 021 481 3965 hproud@iziko.org.za

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Astronomy of the Great Pyramid

  • Location: Planetarium and Digital Dome
  • From: June 27, 2011     To: July 22, 2011
Astronomy of the Great Pyramid

 

The pyramids of ancient Egypt were literally “stargates” - from where the spirits of dead pharaohs were believed to ascend to the stars. The largest of all pyramids - the Great Pyramid of Khufu - contains an elaborate system of shafts. At the time the pyramid was built, these were directed towards the most important stars in the sky. The planetarium, since it can be set back to ancient times, is the ideal device for demonstrating these alignments - and for exploring speculations.

Until 22 July!

Monday to Friday – 14:00 (excluding 6, 16, 20-24 June)

Tuesday evening - 20:00 (& sky talk) (excluding 21 June)
Saturday - 14:30
Sunday - 14:30
16 June – 14:30

Suitable for teenagers and adults.

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Baroque Meets Modern

  • Location: Michaelis Collection at the Old Town House
Baroque Meets Modern
Children viewing Ferdinand Bol, Portrait of a Woman (17th century) and Paul Emsley, Fatalist II (1984). Photograph by Iziko Photographer, Carina Beyer.

This exhibition is a reconfiguration of the Iziko Michaelis Collection of Dutch and Flemish paintings. The Old Town House has been re-hung to resemble the way in which pictures were hung in Dutch homes in the 1600's. Modern abstractions have also been inserted into this re-hang, reminding us that the mercantile and democratic Dutch of the 17th century were among the first active dealers and collectors who established the broader precedent of the art collector and the art market as we know it today.


Enquiries: 
Hayden Proud
Tel. 021 481 3965
email hproud@iziko.org.za

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Be a Fly, bee, leaf

  • Location: South African Museum
  • From: June 30, 2018     To: June 30, 2018
Be a Fly, bee, leaf

Time- 11:00 until 13:00
Location- Iziko South African Museum

Children’s workshop ages 7-11. An imaginative journey to experience the world through animal, insect and plant senses, culminating in the creation of a composite life form art work.

 

*RSVP to : sadams@iziko.org.za or (t) 021 481 3974

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Beads: Ritual and Ornamentation

  • Location: South African Museum
  • From: May 30, 2011     To: August 31, 2011
Beads: Ritual and Ornamentation

The small but rather beautiful ‘Beads: Ritual and Ornamentation’ exhibition features prehistoric and ethnographic beads from southern Africa. Objects on display include Nassarius kraussianus shell beads, dating to 77 000 years ago. These are among the earliest beads discovered anywhere in the world. Prehistoric beads used as grave goods are also shown. More recent beads include colourful neck ornaments, 20th century tortoise-shell cosmetic containers decorated with beads, anisidlokolo (otter-skin cap), iqhina (necklet) and an umtseke (arm ornament) worn by Xhosa diviners.

Two posters, one of men adorned with beads in ritual dancing postures, as shown in a drawing by Elisabeth Mannsfeld of a rock painting in Ngolosa, Eastern Cape (Frobenius Collection), and one of diviners at a ceremony in East London, Eastern Cape (1968), contextualize the exhibition.

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Behind-the-scenes tour at Iziko SA Museum

  • From: September 26, 2014     To: September 26, 2014
Behind-the-scenes tour at Iziko SA Museum

Date 26 September
Time: 12h30—14h00

Be the first to see the skeletons of long-extinct reptiles being uncovered from the rock in which they have remained hidden for the last 260 million years! You are invited to a special behind-the-scenes tour of Iziko's Karoo Fossil Laboratory in the Iziko South African Museum. Our skilled technicians will show you some of the latest fossil finds that they are working on, and demonstrate how they are excavated and cleaned before the scientists are able to study them. 

For enquiries, contact Zaituna Erasmus on Tel. 021 481 3925/04/12 or email zerasmus@iziko.org.za ornmtalana@iziko.org.za

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Behind-the-scenes tour at Iziko South African Museum

  • From: September 24, 2014     To: September 24, 2014
Behind-the-scenes tour at Iziko South African Museum

Date: 24 September
Time: 12h00—13h00

Explore a variety of Natural History wonders on a behind-the-scenes tour of the Iziko South African Museum. Join behind-the-scenes Tour (Max 10 participants per session). Meeting place: Blue Room, ISAM. All ages welcome.

For enquiries, Wandile Kasibe on Tel. 021 481 3804/13 or email publicprogs@iziko.org.za or sharmans@iziko.org.za

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Behind-the-scenes tour: Entomology Collections

  • From: September 24, 2014     To: September 24, 2014
Behind-the-scenes tour: Entomology Collections

Date: 24 September
Time: 11h00—12h00 
Venue: Iziko SA Museum

For the budding entomologists, join a behind-the-scenes tour of Iziko’s Entomology Collections (Max 15 participants) at ISAM. All ages welcome.

For enquiries, Wandile Kasibe on Tel. 021 481 3804/13 or email publicprogs@iziko.org.za or sharmans@iziko.org.za

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Between States of Emergency: Photographers in action 1985 to 1990

  • Location: Bo-Kaap Museum
  • From: December 5, 2016     To: March 31, 2017
Between States of Emergency: Photographers in action 1985 to 1990

This photographic exhibition, conceived by the Nelson Mandela Foundation, honours 40 photographers who took a stand against the atrocities of the apartheid regime. It provides a rich visual archive of the turbulent South African political landscape from July 1985 to June 1990. Photographers’ works on display include David Goldblatt, Cedric Nunn, Paul Weinberg, Chris Ledochowski, Guy Tillim, Walter Dhladhla, Jillian Eidelstein, Benny Gool, Fanie Jason, Alf Khumalo, Peter Magubane, Santu Mofokeng and Rafs Mayet, to name but a few.

Enquiries: Shanaaz Galant, Tel. 021 467 7214 or email sgalant@iziko.org.za

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Between Words and Images

  • Location: Rust en Vreugd
  • From: October 10, 2013     To: January 31, 2014
Between Words and Images

Between Words and Images, an interactive sound installation, is the result of collaboration between curator Ernestine White and poet Toni Stuart. It dramatises the imagined experiences of an unknown woman as illustrated and narrated in the late 18th century travelogue of French explorer, François Le Vaillant.

The perspective of the voice heard within the space, places the listener in the position of being both a key role player and witness to an act of violation. This ‘recalling’ of an individual experience through poetic voice presents an alternative version to the standard narrative and by making audible her once silenced voice the colonised ‘Other’ becomes central.

Le Vaillant travelled through southern Africa’s Cape between 1781 and 1784 and resided at Rust en Vreugd during his stay at the Cape. The venue serves as the most appropriate backdrop to unpack this specific narrative. Between Words and Images is a site specific work that takes into account the venue’s rich history and connection to Le Vaillant. 

 

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Biko: The quest for a true humanity

  • Location: Slave Lodge
  • From: November 1, 2008     To: December 31, 2009
Biko: The quest for a true humanity

This travelling exhibition was developed by the Apartheid Museum in Gauteng. Biko: The quest for a true humanity honours the memory of South African political activist, Bantu Stephen Biko, and his death while in police detention in 1977. It examines the African and American roots of Biko's thinking, traces his life and leadership role in the anti-apartheid struggle, and highlights his vision of a new society in South Africa. Pictures, messages from Biko’s friends, Biko’s famous teachings, and stories about his life, are included in the exhibition. Steve Biko is regarded by many as one of the most outstanding intellectuals of twentieth century South Africa. Student leader, philosopher, visionary and revolutionary, Biko made a vital contribution to the struggle against apartheid. His ideas on mobilizing people to resist oppression by encouraging them to develop their own sense of self-worth pioneered the Black Consciousness Movement.

Enquiries: Gerald Klinghardt, Tel. 021 481 3836 or email gklinghardt@iziko.org.za.

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Bird Adventure at the South African Museum

  • From: December 12, 2014     To: December 12, 2014
Bird Adventure at the South African Museum

Ages:   9 - 14 years old
Dates:  12, 15, 19 December 2014
Time: 10h30 – 12h00
Cost: R 10 (cover cost of art embellishments)
Maximum: 15 participants

Join us for a birding adventure at the Iziko South African Museum during the summer holidays.

Come bird exploring with our Natural History educators! This is a fun school holiday activity where you will discover more about South African Birds. Participants will start their adventure, at the Museum’s main entrance. Here, they will be given a mystery “bird” route that will take them along a trail of intriguing Q&A, unfolding the mysteries and secrets of birds’ lives and their habits. 

Discover who our smallest birds are and also who our largest birds are, who the oldest bird is, and a bunch of other cool birds such as the Majestic Black Eagle, Gracious Flamingo and Wandering Albatross.

Unlike living birds, our birds will stand still for you – letting you fully appreciate their secrets!

A closer look at a real bird’s skeleton will reveal some surprising facts.

Test your ability to match birds to their beaks and claws, and discover for yourself how these features alone can reveal a bird’s identity!

Space is limited so book now! Contact Faith Songelwa on Tel: (021) 481 3823 or email: fsongelwa@iziko.org.za

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Bisi Silva in conversation with Sean O’Toole, on the occasion of the opening of El Anatsui’s Meyina

  • From: February 17, 2018     To: February 17, 2018
Bisi Silva in conversation with Sean O’Toole, on the occasion of the opening of El Anatsui’s Meyina

At Iziko South African National Gallery

DATE:  Saturday 17th February, 2018
TIME:  10 am to noon (10:00 to 10:15 registration; 10:15 to 11:00 self-serve continental breakfast; 11:00 to 12:00 conversation)
VENUE:  Iziko South African National Gallery, Company’s Gardens, CBD, Cape Town
TICKETS:  R250 including continental breakfast.  Capacity of 100

Ticket booking procedure: 
EFT in favour of
Friends of the SA National Gallery
Standard Bank
Account number 071568085
Please reference “Bisi” and “your name”.

Please email PoP to SANGFriends@Iziko.org.za or FriendsSANG15@gmail.com
Please phone us for assistance  021 481 3951
Regret no reservations without payment

On the occasion of the opening of El Anatsui's exhibition Meyina, Iziko South African National Gallery in partnership with the Friends of the South African National Gallery and the Goodman Gallery are pleased to host exhibition curator Bisi Silva in conversation with art critic Sean O’Toole. They will discuss Silva’s long-term association with the artist, the current exhibition, and also Silva’s experience as an art curator in contemporary art from West Africa and beyond.

El Anatsui is one of the most influential contemporary artists.  Ghanaian by birth, he lives and works in Nigeria, and his work is exhibited widely internationally, in major collections, museums and biennales, including Venice Biennales 1990 and 2007, the Paris Triennial 2012 and most recently Marrakech Biennale 6: Not New Now, Morocco (2016).  He is the recipient of numerous awards including an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Cape Town, the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement Award at the 56th International Art Exhibition of the Biennale di Venezia – All the World’s Futures; in 2014, he was made an Honorary Royal Academician and elected into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.  In 2017, he received the prestigious Praemium Imperiale Award for Sculpture. 
<find out more:  http://el-anatsui.com/
Meyina is Anatsui’s first solo show in South Africa.  It opens at Iziko South African National Gallery at 12pm on 17 January 2018 and runs through 29 April 2018.  Meyina was first realised at the Prince Claus Gallery in Amsterdam in 2017. 

Bisi Silva is a contemporary art curator and the curator of Meyina.  Meyina includes not only the artist's recent works but also fragments from the artist's personal archival material.  The intention is to show the personal thinking of how the artist works, alongside his signature sumptuous sculptural installations made with repurposed bottle caps.  Silva is the Director of the Centre for Contemporary Art, Lagos (CCA) where she has also curated many exhibitions including Asiko (2010 - ) the pan-African alternative art school.  As an independent curator she has worked on several international exhibitions and biennales including the 10th Bamako Biennale 2015, the 2nd Changjiang International Biennale of Photography, China 2017, and the 7th Dak'Art Biennale, Senegal 2006.  
 
Sean O'Toole is a journalist, art critic, editor and published author.  His essays, cultural journalism and reviews have appeared in numerous books, newspapers and magazines in South Africa and internationally. He is the founding editor with Tau Tavengwa of CityScapes, a magazine project of the African Centre for Cities at the University of Cape Town, and a past editor of Art South Africa magazine.

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Black Folk

  • From: November 29, 2012     To: January 19, 2013
Black Folk
Jared Thorne Kholofelo and Farhana 2012 Photographic Print

The 2012 Donald Gordon Creative Arts Fellow, Jared Thorne’s exhibition Black Folk hopes to present a new vision of Black South Africans. 

Thorne embarked on a transcontinental search for expressions of Black middle class culture.  Combining large format film photographs alongside excerpts from various interviews, Thorne seeks to challenge hegemonic, as well as self-imposed constructs of Black identity. His work centers on issues of race, class and gender and engages questions of authenticity, representation and history.

He challenges viewers to redefine their conceptual understanding of modern Black culture. Through photography and audio interviews, he seeks to facilitate extensive visual and verbal dialogue on how identity is created in the global south, specifically in Cape Town.


Iziko South African National Gallery Annexe hours are 10:00 – 17:00, Monday Friday.
For more information, please contact nadja.daehnke@uct.ac.za or 021 480 7170.

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Bo-Kaap

  • From: March 1, 2014     To: March 1, 2014
Bo-Kaap

– Led by Faried Basier (Assistant Social History Educator, Iziko) and Nadjwa Damon (Natural History & Social History GET/FET Educator, Iziko). Walkabout SS19.

The walk focuses on the architecture of the area, including the oldest mosque and the first house, as well as the oldest graveyard in Cape Town, where some of the local founders of Islam are buried.

 

Date: Saturday, 1 March
Time: 10h30–12h00
Venue: Iziko Bo-Kaap Museum
Fee: R50 [Max 30 participants]

 

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Bo-Kaap in Conversation

  • Location: Bo-Kaap Museum
  • From: February 28, 2015     To: December 31, 2015
Bo-Kaap in Conversation

This real life documentary about community explores the ever-changing social and cultural meaning of the Bo-Kaap. Told through conversational narratives, images and sound, this video installation challenges stereotypes, and shows the Bo-Kaap’s broader connections to the Western Cape and beyond. Bo-Kaap in Conversation is a must-see for residents and visitors to this historical area.

For enquiries, contact Shanaaz Galant on Tel. 021 467 7214 or email sgalant@iziko.org.za

 

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Bo-Kaap Walkabout

  • From: February 23, 2013     To: February 23, 2013
Bo-Kaap Walkabout

Led by Faried Basier (Iziko Assistant Social History Educator)
Time: 10h30–12h00
Venue: Iziko Bo-Kaap Museum
Fee: R50 [Max 20 participants] The walk focuses on the architecture of the area, including the oldest mosque and the first house, as well as the oldest graveyard in Cape Town where some of the local founders of Islam are buried.

Wandile Kasibe (Public Programmes Coordinator)
Tel: +27 (0)21 481 3804/13
Fax: +27 (0)21 481 3991
Email:  wkasibe@iziko.org.za or publicprogs@iziko.org.za

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Bo-Kaap: Walking and talking our heritage/history

  • Location: Bo-Kaap Museum
  • From: February 11, 2012     To: February 11, 2012
Bo-Kaap: Walking and talking our heritage/history
Iziko Summer School 2011 delegates on a walkabout in the Bo-Kaap.

Time: 11h00–13h00
Venue: Iziko Bo-Kaap Museum
Fee: R50
The walk focuses on the architecture of the area, including the oldest mosque and the f irst house, as w ell as the olde st graveyard in Cape Town, where some of the local founders of Islam are buried.

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Book Launch: Fossils for Africa - the sixth title in the Indigenous Knowledge Library series

  • From: October 11, 2014     To: October 11, 2014
Book Launch: Fossils for Africa - the sixth title in the Indigenous Knowledge Library series

Date: Saturday, 11 October 2014
Time: 14:30 – 16:30
Venue: Iziko South African Museum
RSVP: Judith Yeko at 021 412 7821 or jyeko@cambridge.org by Wednesday, 1 October 2014
Entry is free with printed invitation only (Download HERE)

Prof. Chinsamy-Turan's Fossils for Africa takes readers on an exciting, information-packed journey through the millennia to reveal life's greatest triumphs, adaptations and catastrophes. 

Right here in Africa we have evidence of the earliest traces of life dating to about 3.8 billion years, when life on Earth was still single-celled and microbial. From these humble beginnings Africa’s fossil record shows how life became increasingly complex and diversified into a wide array of forms.

Fossils for Africa explores Africa’s incredibly rich fossil heritage and shows the importance of these fossils in unravelling the history of life on Earth. Dedicated chapters focus on the evolution of plants, insects, and the radiation of reptiles and mammals. The book draws to a close with the five mass extinction events that rocked Earth’s biodiversity in the past and ponders the current crisis facing our planet’s biodiversity.

The accessible text is brought vividly to life with illustrations by Luis Rey, photographs from leading palaeontologists and clear scientific illustrations by Wendy Morison.

Hosted by Cambridge University Press and Iziko Museums.

About the Author

Professor Anusuya Chinsamy-Turan is a palaeobiologist and is Head of the Department of  Biological Sciences at the University of Cape Town. She is a global expert on the microscopic structure of the  bones of extinct and extant vertebrates. Her work has been recognised by several highly acclaimed awards. In 2005 she won the ‘South African Woman of the Year Award’, which acknowledges her contribution to science both in terms of research and science communication to the wider public. In the same year she won the ‘Distinguished Women Scientist Award’ from South Africa’s Department of Science and Technology. She has published extensively in scientific journals, as well as in the popular press. She has also published two academic books and a children’s book on African dinosaurs. In 2013 she was awarded the ‘The World Academy of Science (TWAS) Sub-Saharan Prize for the Public Understanding and Popularization of Science’.

 

 

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Brave New World...20 Years of Democracy

  • Location: South African National Gallery
  • From: July 3, 2014     To: November 19, 2014
Brave New World…20 Years of Democracy

In celebration of 20 Years of Democracy in South Africa, a new exhibition entitled: ‘Brave New World...20 Years of Democracy’, is on display at the Iziko South African National Gallery (ISANG). The exhibition commemorates this major milestone through a selection of works from ISANG’s Permanent Collection, acquired between 1994 and 2014. 

Brave New World consists of a broad range of artistic disciplines, placed in conversation with one another to offer multi-layered insights into South Africa’s past and present. They serve as an important gauge to assess whether we are upholding the principles of democracy and the Constitution of our country.

For enquiries, contact Art Curator, Andrea Lewis:  alewis@iziko.org.za

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Breaking the Silence: A Luta Continua

  • Location: Slave Lodge
  • From: May 1, 2010     To: May 31, 2010
Breaking the Silence: A Luta Continua

A large crowd gathered to attend the opening of Breaking the Silence: A Luta Continua, which took place on 15 July 2006. The event was a gracious reminder of the rights of every human being, through singing, recounting memories and saluting long-gone comrades. In her keynote address, former TRC Commissioner Prof Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela affirmed and encouraged those present, as well as the work of the Human Rights Media Centre.

The exhibition uses media such as scrapbooks, body-maps, photographs, memory cloths, drawings, paintings and art banners to raise awareness of a number of social issues. These include the Khulumani lawsuit against 23 multinational corporations for their role in aiding and abetting apartheid; the unfinished business of the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC); and the UN campaign against torture and rights of survivors. The exhibition is the culmination of four years of collaborative work between the Human Rights Media Centre and the Khulumani Support Group – Western Cape.

Enquiries: Wieke van Delen, Tel. 021 467 7203 (office) or email wvandelen@iziko.org.za

 

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Bring the kids to a free screening of Night at the Museum (Parts I & II)

  • Location: South African Museum
  • From: September 22, 2012     To: September 22, 2012
Bring the kids to a free screening of Night at the Museum (Parts I & II)

22 September 2012
Venue:  TH Barry Theatre in the Iziko South African Museum
Time:  10:00 (Part I) and 12:00 (Part II)
Cost: Free

“A newly recruited night security guard at the Museum of Natural History discovers that an ancient curse causes the animals and exhibits on display to come to life and wreak havoc.”

A fantastic comedy for the whole family!

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Brushing Up on Stern

  • From: July 24, 2015     To: November 1, 2015
Brushing Up on Stern

Venue: Iziko South African National Gallery
Date: From 24 July, 2015 – 1 November, 2015
 
Almost half a century after Irma Stern’s death, the Iziko South African National Gallery presents a new showing of her works, and it marks the first occasion where the complete holdings of her work in the Permanent Collection has been the subject of a dedicated exhibition. 
 
Brushing Up on Stern explores the extraordinary rise in popularity of a South African female painter - active during the first half of the 20th century - to dizzying heights of record breaking success, illustrated by superb work from the Permanent Collection and supplemented by a magnificent selection of well-known artworks from the Irma Stern Museum and private collections. 
 
A selection of twenty-two oil paintings, the proofs of her first German publication, numerous gouaches and artworks on paper from the Permanent Collection of Iziko South African National Gallery will set the context for this Irma Stern exhibition. 
 
Further information can be obtained from the Curators at Iziko Art Collections
Carol Kaufmann ckaufmann@iziko.org.za
Andrea Lewis              alewis@iziko.org.za

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Brushing Up on Stern

  • Location: South African National Gallery
  • From: July 24, 2015     To: November 1, 2015
Brushing Up on Stern

Works from the South African National Gallery Permanent Collection

Twenty-two oils, the proofs of Irma Stern’s first German publication, numerous gouaches and works on paper from the Permanent Collection of the Iziko South African National Gallery will set the context for this exhibition.

Almost half a century after Irma Stern’s death, Iziko is presenting a new showing of her works, marking the first occasion that the complete holdings of her work in the Permanent Collection, will be the subject of a dedicated exhibition.

Brushing Up on Stern explores the extraordinary rise in popularity of a South African woman painter - active during the first half of the 20th century - to dizzying heights of record breaking success, illustrated by superb work from the Iziko Permanent Collection, and supplemented by a magnificent selection of well-known artworks from the Irma Stern Museum and private collections.

What has prompted this phenomenal rise in the artist’s acclaim, particularly in the 21st century? The exhibition takes another look at her creative techniques and unpacks today’s generations’ antipathy or attraction to the work of the artist through the visual and archival record. These include Irma Stern’s original ledgers, correspondence and old press clippings surrounding the controversial acquisition of her work by the ISANG in the mid-1960s.

New research on the artist and her position and work in Africa will be presented and, in addition, the Islamic/Arabic influences of the work of Irma Stern will be examined. Props that Stern employed in her works, including African carvings, fabrics, fashion and ceramics, will also be on display. All of these objects will be sourced from the Iziko and Irma Stern Museum's collections.

Image credit:
IRMA STERN  
Congo Group
1946  
Oil on canvas

Any further information can be obtained from the Curators at Iziko Art Collections
Carol Kaufmann          ckaufmann@iziko.org.za
Andrea Lewis              alewis@iziko.org.za

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Buzz About Honeybees and Pollination

  • Location: South African Museum
  • From: January 1, 2015     To: June 30, 2016
Buzz About Honeybees and Pollination

With current habitat and forage resources (flowers producing nectar and pollen) for honeybees dwindling, we need to protect and maintain existing bee-friendly vegetation and plant more bee-friendly plants. This exhibition showcases how important honeybees are to our survival by detailing the pollination role that they play in our environment, and explains what you can do to help protect them.

For enquiries, contact Simon van Noort on Tel. 021 481 3865 or email svannoort@iziko.org.za

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Candice Breitz: Extra!

  • Location: South African National Gallery
  • From: April 1, 2012     To: July 22, 2012
Candice Breitz: Extra!

This exhibition was created on the set of the soap opera Generations – the most watched television programme on the African continent. In Extra!, Candice Breitz inserts herself into a number of actual scenes from the series, resonating as a conspicuously white presence amongst an otherwise black cast. The resulting images are simultaneously thought provoking and uncomfortably amusing – raising questions about what it might mean to be white in the context of contemporary South Africa. The tour of Candice Breitz: Extra! to Cape Town is generously supported by the Goethe-Institut, South Africa, and the Standard Bank Gallery.

 


Enquiries: Pam Warne
Tel. 021 481 3956
email pwarne@iziko.org.za

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Candid Conversations

  • From: August 9, 2018     To: August 9, 2018
Candid Conversations

Iziko Museums of South Africa and The Sistaaz Hood invite you to join us for a Women’s Day event organised by transgender women from The Sistaaz Hood support group, co-creators of interseXion, currently on exhibition at the Iziko South African National Gallery.

The event will include a discussion facilitated by Prof. Yaliwe Clarke, and candid conversations with members of The Sistaaz Hood about sex work and trans advocacy.

Date: Thursday, 9 August 2018  . 
Time: 10:30  . 
Cost: Free entry
Venue: Iziko South African National Gallery, Government Ave., Company’s Garden, Cape Town

Please note that the event includes a stunt performance that contains nudity.
Adult supervision is advised for any accompanying minors. No recording or photographing of the event will be allowed.

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Cape Dutch Architecture lecture

  • Location: South African Museum
  • From: March 4, 2014     To: March 4, 2014
Cape Dutch Architecture lecture

Kevin Fellingham, from Kevin Fellingham Architecture LLP, will host a lecture on “Cape Dutch Architecture: The natural and the human made” on Tuesday 4 March at the TH Barry Lecture Theatre at the Iziko South African Museum at 17:30. Members of the Friends of ISANG need to pay R 30, non-members R 40 and students R 20 to attend. Starting with the Company’s Garden and its surrounding buildings, Fellingham will discuss the historical and spatial context of the Cape Dutch architecture. He will show the influence of Baroque and also how Cape Dutch architecture deviates from it, in particular in its materiality and its relationship to the landscape (site-specific architecture).

Contact Lizzie O’Hanlon, secretary of the Friends of the SA National Gallery, on 021 481 3951, email: sangfriends@iziko.org.za.

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Cape Lace Guild

  • Location: Groot Constantia Manor House
  • From: November 3, 2012     To: December 2, 2012
Cape Lace Guild
An example of Russian braid lacework by Moira Pletts of the Cape Lace Guild.

The Cape Lace Guild celebrates its 30th anniversary in 2012, and as part of the celebration, will host a major ex- hibition of members’ work at the Cloete office, Groot Constantia. The display features a variety of the exquisite pieces made by Guild members over the years, reflecting the delicate beauty, technical dexterity and refine- ment of this difficult and little-practiced craft.

Enquiries: 
Wieke van Delen
Tel. 021 467 7203
email wvandelen@iziko.org.za

 

 

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Cape of Stars

  • Location: Planetarium and Digital Dome
  • From: March 26, 2012 (never ends)
Cape of Stars

 

Not only is Table Mountain known for its unique geology and flora, but within its shadows significant pioneering studies have shed light on the nature of the night sky above.                                               

26 March – 9 April

Monday to Friday – 13:00

Suitable for teenagers and adults

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Cape Town Festival

  • From: March 21, 2015     To: March 21, 2015
Cape Town Festival

The Cape Town Festival is a FREE event. Everyone is welcome. All that is required is your presence. Bring your picnic basket and blanket, and come celebrate your rights with us!

Enquiries can be directed to Wandile Kasibe on Tel. 021 481 3804 or email wkasibe@iziko.org.za

Download PDF HERE

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Cape Town Festival

  • From: March 21, 2016     To: March 22, 2016
Cape Town Festival

Download flyer HERE

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Cape Town Month of Photography Festival 2012

  • Location: South African Museum
  • From: September 28, 2012     To: October 31, 2012
Cape Town Month of Photography Festival 2012

This celebration of photography in the city of Cape Town includes a number of photography-related exhibitions of solo bodies of work and group shows by mainly South African photographers around the festival’s title of ‘Autobiography: Chronicles of our Times’.  Some of these exhibitions will be hosted at the Iziko South African Museum and Iziko Slave Lodge from 28 September to 31 October, and in the Iziko Good Hope Gallery at the Castle (the latter ends 26 October).

 

Enquiries: 
Fikiswa Matoti
Tel. 021 481 3897
email fmatoti@iziko.org.za

 

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Cardboard boat model workshop and tour of the Maritime Centre

  • From: December 10, 2012     To: December 10, 2012
Cardboard boat model workshop and tour of the Maritime Centre

10:00–13:00

Venue: Iziko Maritime Centre (V&A Waterfront)
Cost: R30
Age: All ages

Enquiries: 
Lindinxiwa Mahlasela
Tel (021) 467 7239
email lmahlasela@iziko.org.za

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Cardboard model-making workshop

  • From: July 17, 2014     To: July 17, 2014
Cardboard model-making workshop

Venue: Koopmans-de Wet House
Date: 8 & 10 July
Time: 10:00 – 12:00
Cost:  R30
Age: 10-12

Take a trip back in time! Create your own 18th century townhouse.

For bookings and enquiries, please contact: Faith Songelwa, (021) 481 3823, Fax (021) 481 3991fsongelwa@iziko.org.za

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Cartoon Workshop

  • From: September 24, 2014     To: September 24, 2014
Cartoon Workshop

Date: 24 September
Time: 11:30—13:30
Venue: Atrium, Iziko SA National Gallery

Sharpen your pencils! Animate your life at a Cartoon Workshop with artist, illustrator and cartoonist, Vernon Fourie! Suitable for teens.

For enquiries, contact Wandile Kasibe on Tel. 021 481 3804/13 or email publicprogs@iziko.org.za or sharmans@iziko.org.za

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Castle Board Game and mystery hunt

  • From: April 3, 2013     To: April 3, 2013
Castle Board Game and mystery hunt

Follow the clues, build your own board game and go on a mystery hunt, exploring the oldest surviving building in South Africa.

Date:                Wednesday 3 April 2013
Time:               10:00 – 13:00
Venue:             Castle of Good Hope, Darling Street
Admission:      R20
Age:                 Children 6 – 10 years

For bookings and enquiries, contact: Lungile Gadezweni on Tel: 021 467 7222; or email: lgadezweni@iziko.org.za

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Cecil Skotnes: A Private View

  • Location: South African National Gallery
  • From: April 17, 2008     To: July 8, 2008
Cecil Skotnes: A Private View

Cecil Skotnes is an icon of the South African art world. Admired for his painting, he is well known for his pioneering role in art education in South Africa and for his part in the Amadlozi group that sought to work at the intersection of African and European art. His Johannesburg home was for many decades an ‘open house’ and it became a hub for artists of all generations and from many parts of the city and, indeed, the world. In Cape Town, this spirit of creative hospitality continued. His work has encompassed many media; most recognisably the large coloured wood-panels that grew out of the making of blocks for relief printing, but also portfolios of prints, murals and public commissions, oil paintings, ceramics, tapestries and sculpture.

This exhibition focuses on the more intimate work that is part of Cecil Skotnes’ extensive production – the drawings and cartoons, the watercolours, the prints and the works on paper. They offer an insight into the creative community he was part of, and the way in which he researched his subjects, constructed his own world and helped shape a vibrant period in South African art history. The exhibition includes letters and documents collected over five decades, objects and personal memorabilia, as well as a collection of objects from his home and his studio.

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Celebrate Heritage Week with Iziko Museums

  • From: September 24, 2018     To: September 30, 2018
Celebrate Heritage Week with Iziko Museums

Heritage Month is one of the most important commemorative day campaigns for Iziko.  It speaks directly to the core business of conserving and keeping heritage alive, as well as, engendering respect for South Africa’s diverse heritage. Iziko Museum’s  exhibitions; programmes and events are aligned to, and support  the national theme: The Year of Nelson Mandela: Advancing Transformation of South Africa’s Heritage Landscape

Iziko Museums of South Africa will commemorate Heritage Month,  hosting the exciting week-long in_herit FESTIVAL- a cultural programme that kicks off with a Heritage Day celebration on 24 September.

A series of walkabouts, guided tours, new exhibition opening, events and Museum Night
V&A are planned, providing visitors the opportunity to explore and experience our museums, our spaces, exhibitions, and offers insight and access to our diverse and dynamic cultural, natural and artistic heritage.

We are offering *free entrance to selected Iziko Museums during Heritage Week from 24-30 September 2018.

The Castle of Good Hope and Groot Constantia are free only on Heritage day.

The Iziko Planetarium and Digital Dome is half-price on Heritage Day.

 

Download programme HERE

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Celebrate the Western Cape through the eyes of young film makers

  • From: May 18, 2013     To: May 18, 2013
Celebrate the Western Cape through the eyes of young film makers

The Western Cape, through the Eyes and Minds of Young Filmmakers, showcases the work by local filmmakers, trained at the award wining Big Fish School of Digital Filmmaking. Guest speaker, Alan Winde, MEC Department of Finance, Economic Development and Tourism, will talk about the ‘Role of Film in the Cape.’

Date: International Museum Day, 18 May 2013
Venue: TH Barry Lecture Theatre
Time: 14:30-17:00

 

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Celebrate Women’s Day with short film screenings and FREE entrance to Iziko Museums

  • Location: South African Museum
  • From: August 9, 2012     To: August 9, 2012
Celebrate Women’s Day with short film screenings and FREE entrance to Iziko Museums

Celebrate Women’s Day with short film screenings and FREE entrance to Iziko Museums

9 August 2012

Iziko Museums has a jam-packed programme for national Women’s Day and promises visitors a contemplative and reflective experience.  The day long programme includes the screening of documentaries celebrating the achievements of women and also highlighting some of their struggles and challenges.

The short films will be screened at the TH Barry Lecture Theatre at the Iziko South African Museum on Thursday, 9 August 2012 from 11h00 to 15h00. 

The programme is as follows:

11:00 am The Ribbon      Harriet Gavston
In 1986 white women of Black Sash and black women of Soweto, worked together to contribute to the peace process and reconciliation.

12:00 pm Liberation Women    Beta Lipman
Interviews with Helen Joseph, Winnie Mandela, Amina Cashalia, Sister Bernard Ncube and Phindi Mavuso.

13:00  Umbilical Cords     Sarah Ping, Nic Jones
A girl’s relationship with her mother, filmed over 5 years, showing a complex relationship when viewed through the lens of modern multiculturalism.

14:00  A luta continua – The Struggle continues Jack Lewis
For many AIDS activists, the struggle  is not yet over. Three women and one man from Khayelitsha – this is their story.

15:00  Generations of Resistance   Peter Davis
This film highlights the resistance to white colonialism and apartheid in South Africa over a period of 70 years. One of the earliest and most famous of the anti-apartheid films

Don’t forget that entrance to all Iziko Museum is FREE on Women’s Day, 9th August 2012 (excluding the Planetarium and the Castle of Good Hope.)
(Thumbnail photograph by K. Kendall)
 

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Celebrating International Mother Tongue Day

  • From: February 22, 2014     To: February 22, 2014
Celebrating International Mother Tongue Day

– Language & Diversity: 20 years of Democracy and the Preservation of Linguistic Heritage. Language indaba SS14

Within the broader context of celebrating South Africa’s 20 years of democracy, the conference will celebrate multilingualism. The discussion will be preceded by a cultural Astronomy show conducted by Temba Matomela (Planetarium Officer, Iziko)

Speakers

  • “The Importance of Educating African Linguists” – Dr Matthias Brenzinger (AW Mellon Research Chair University of Cape Town, Centre for African Language Diversity)
  • “Reclaiming and Restoring the Nama Culture” – Bradley van Sitters (!Huni !Gurub of the Khoe San Active Awareness Group)
  • “The Role of Professional Multilingualism in South Africa’s Democracy and Beyond” – Dr Mantoa Rose Smouse (PhD, University of Florida & Head of African Languages and Literature, University of the Western Cape)
  • “The Preservation of our Linguistic Heritage Through Written and Spoken Word” – Andrea Dondolo (Cultural activist, Writer, Storyteller, Actress, Traditional Xhosa praise singer (imbongi) and Artist)

Date: Saturday, 22 February
Time: 11h00–16h30
Venue: TH Barry Lecture Theatre, ISAM
Fee: Free

 

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CELEBRATING WORLD DESIGN CAPITAL CAPE TOWN 2014

  • From: November 23, 2014     To: November 23, 2014
CELEBRATING WORLD DESIGN CAPITAL CAPE TOWN 2014

CHAMPAGNE BRUNCH WITH NEW YOUNG DESIGNERS, MICHAEL CHANDLER, DOMINIC TOUWEN AND FORT RIXON

The Atrium, Iziko South African National Gallery
Sunday 23rd November
Time: 11:00
Members R125, Non-Members R150

Michael Chandler, Dominic Touwen and Fort Rixon (Kunyalala Ndlovu) have all been motivated by the World Design Capital 2014 to produce their best for Cape Town.  Enjoy a delicious champagne brunch in the Atrium with these three artists while they share their stories and expertise with you.  Work by these award winning designers and artists can be seen on the exhibition currently showing at the Iziko South African National Gallery – Patterns of ContactDesigns from the Indian Ocean World.

For bookings & enquiries, the Friends' Secretary, Lizzie O'Hanlon can be contacted at the Friends office at the South African National Gallery from 10:00-15:00, Tuesday to Thursday. Tel: 021 481 3951 or E-mail:  sangfriends@iziko.org.za

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Celestial Clouds – A Celebration of Astro-photography

  • Location: Planetarium and Digital Dome
  • From: July 24, 2011     To: December 4, 2011
Celestial Clouds – A Celebration of Astro-photography

Images of our Milky Way and neighbouring galaxies reveal astonishing beauty. Aside from the multitude of stars, glowing clouds of gas are seen entangled with labyrinths of dark dust lanes. The clouds are the reservoir of material, from which new stars are formed, and to which old stars expel enriched material. They are fundamental to the existence of stars - and to our own well-being in the universe.

23 July – 4 December

Monday to Friday – 14:00 (excluding 1 Aug, 5 Sep, 7, 28-39 Nov, 1 & 2 Dec)

Tuesday evening - 20:00 (& sky talk) (excluding 6 Sep, 29 Nov)

Saturday - 14:30

Sunday - 14:30

9 August – 14:30

Suitable for teenagers and adults.

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Central Durbanville walking tour to view buildings and sites

  • From: October 14, 2017     To: October 14, 2017
Central Durbanville walking tour to view buildings and sites

The idea for this unusual tour came from looking at a twenty-year old document entitled Conservation-worthy buildings and sites in central Durbanville. Of the twenty-eight buildings listed in this document, one is still be able to see seventeen. Some of these remain in their original form, whilst others have been renovated beyond recognition.

Join the Friends for this unique opportunity to see some of these buildings. Nigel Amschwand will be our guide and will explain the historic significance of these interesting sites. The tour starts and ends at Rust-en-Vrede in Wellington Road, Durbanville.

We suggest that you have coffee on arrival and lunch after the tour at the Yoco Eatery at Rust-en-Vrede.

To secure your booking, please respond by email samfriends@iziko.org.za

Time: 10:00 – 12:00

Members:                    R 80,00
Non-members:            R100,00

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Chasing the Devil – the search for Africa’s fighting spirit

  • From: November 29, 2011     To: November 29, 2011 at 8:00pm
Chasing the Devil – the search for Africa’s fighting spirit

Time: 18:30 for 19:00
Venue: Whale Well at the South African Museum
Cost: Members - free of charge; Non-members - a R30 donation
Speaker: Tim Butcher
Topic: Chasing the Devil – the search for Africa’s fighting spirit

Best-selling author (and proud Cape Town resident) Tim Butcher describes a 350 mile trek he made through the jungles of Liberia and Sierra Leone, some of the most war-ravaged territory on the African continent. Following a trail blazed in 1935 by the English author, Graham Greene, Tim gains a uniquely authentic perspective on a troubled region facing up to the challenge of rebuilding’.

Thanks

Maxine


Maxine Davies
Co-ordinator and Administrator
Friends of  Iziko South African Museum
P O Box 61 Cape Town 8000
Telephone             +27 (0)21 481 3913     

(Wednesdays and Fridays only)

Facsimile: +27 (0)21 481 3993
Cell:072 225 6893     
email: samfriends@iziko.org.za

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Children's Photography Exhibition

  • Location: South African National Gallery
  • From: October 1, 2008     To: November 1, 2008
Children’s Photography Exhibition

An important component of the Month of Photography event – and one that should not be overlooked - are the children’s photography exhibitions on view at the Iziko South African National Gallery Annexe until 1 November. All work on show is the result of children’s workshops initiated by Cape Africa Platform, Iziko Education and Public Programmes, MoP4, the Greyton Historical Association and ‘Word of Art’. 

Inspired by ‘Kids and Cameras’ projects, the workshops focussed on learners from historically disadvantaged backgrounds.  Further details about the workshops can be found in the Education and Public Programmes section of the website.

My Life 

This photographic project centred on the Grade Five class of Greyton Primêr, a primary school that caters for children who live in Greyton and on farms in the area. After some basic instruction, the thirty-two learners were each given a disposable flash camera and encouraged to document their lives during the following two-week period. This they did with gusto, producing a remarkable set of images.

My Life, Our World

My Life, Our World is a collaborative project between Cape Africa Platform, Iziko Education and Public Programmes and MoP4.

Working with Grade Eight learners, from the Manenberg, Nyanga and Paarl area, this project aims to encourage youth to tell their own stories through the medium of photography.

This programme is inspired by various other ‘kids and camera’ projects e.g.: ‘Somoho Mountain of Hope’ (Soweto), Diana Segal (‘My Life’, youth from Greyton area) and ‘Born into Brothels’ (youth from red light district, India).

Happy Mobiles Project

This project, originally designed by ‘Word of Art’, assists children to produce colourful and interesting mobiles which will be donated to Children’s Hospitals to hang above the beds of patients to create a more cheerful atmosphere in an otherwise fairly bleak environment.

Open for viewing Monday to Friday, 10am to 4pm. Closing event: November 1. 

Enquiries

Kathy
Tel: +27 (0)21 467 4669
Email: kcoates@iziko.org.za

Ayesha
Tel: +27 (0)21 467 4697 
Email: aprice@iziko.org.za.

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Children’s Workshop Planetarium

  • From: June 27, 2018     To: June 27, 2018
Children’s Workshop Planetarium

The Iziko Planetarium & Digital Dome presents

Children’s Workshop – Sirius about Rockets!

Have fun learning about stars, constellations, and make your own space rocket!

(For children between 5 - 11 years old)

Planetarium Workshop June/July 2018

Date:     27 June, 4th July, 11th July 2018
Time:     09h00 – 11h00
Cost:      R40 per child (no charge for chaperones)
Venue:   Iziko Planetarium
               25 Queen Victoria Street
Tel:         021 481 3816 - Sally MacFarlane

Booking essential- seating limited

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Children’s Workshop Planetarium

  • From: July 11, 2018     To: July 11, 2018
Children’s Workshop Planetarium

The Iziko Planetarium & Digital Dome presents

Children’s Workshop – Sirius about Rockets!

Have fun learning about stars, constellations, and make your own space rocket!

(For children between 5 - 11 years old)

Planetarium Workshop June/July 2018

Date:     27 June, 4th July, 11th July 2018
Time:     09h00 – 11h00
Cost:      R40 per child (no charge for chaperones)
Venue:   Iziko Planetarium
               25 Queen Victoria Street
Tel:         021 481 3816 - Sally MacFarlane

Booking essential- seating limited

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Children’s Workshop Planetarium

  • From: July 4, 2018     To: July 4, 2018
Children’s Workshop Planetarium

The Iziko Planetarium & Digital Dome presents

Children’s Workshop – Sirius about Rockets!

Have fun learning about stars, constellations, and make your own space rocket!

(For children between 5 - 11 years old)

Planetarium Workshop June/July 2018

Date:     27 June, 4th July, 11th July 2018
Time:     09h00 – 11h00
Cost:      R40 per child (no charge for chaperones)
Venue:   Iziko Planetarium
               25 Queen Victoria Street
Tel:         021 481 3816 - Sally MacFarlane

Booking essential- seating limited

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Clock making workshop

  • Location: Slave Lodge
  • From: April 4, 2012     To: April 4, 2012
Clock making workshop

Spring into action and join Iziko Museums for some holiday fun. 
A cool place to explore, art, nature, people and more...

Travel through time and create a unique and personalised timepiece to treasure. Decorate a redundant plastic CD with your chosen theme, colours and clock hand. Learn to attach the mechanism and see your masterpiece come to life. Batteries included.

Time: 10:30am to 1:30PM
Venue: Iziko Slave Lodge, C/O Adderly and Wale St.
Cost: R50 For the class fee including all the materials

Suitable for all ages

For booking and enquiries contact:
Lungi Mvimbi
Tel: 021 481 3823 email: imvibi@iziko.org.za

Lindinxiwa Mahlasela
Tel: 021 467 7239 email: imahlasela@iziko.org.za

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Closed on Workers’ Day

  • From: May 1, 2013     To: May 1, 2013
Closed on Workers’ Day

All Iziko museums will be closed on Workers’ Day, 1 May 2013.

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Collaborative Youth Day Activity between Iziko Museums of South Africa and The Rainbow Academy

  • From: June 16, 2018     To: June 16, 2018
Collaborative Youth Day Activity between Iziko Museums of South Africa and The Rainbow Academy

The entertainment will comprise of a 20 minute programme of music & dance and a short introduction by the deputy principal and one of the Rainbow Academy students.

  • 12:00 – 12:05: Welcome
  • 12:05 – 12:10: Brief introduction about the academy – Imke du Toit (Deputy Principal)
  • 12:10 -12:30: Performance by The Rainbow Academy 2018 students. (Directed by Imke du Toit; Choreographed by Wedfy entertainment; Musical direction by Wesley Wolhuter & African music programme by MamT)

PERFORMANCE SYNOPSIS

Celebrating the youth through song & dance (20 min):

The Rainbow Academy School of performing arts and business presents a musical narrative of song and dance to celebrate “Youth Day” and our fight for freedom and celebration of The Rainbow Nation and Democracy we enjoy today. The students of the Rainbow Academy will showcase their vibrant and diverse talents through a collection of song and dance pieces. Come and join us in celebrating our culture of today: as expressed through the eyes of our youth.

 

For more information about the performance please contact Thenjiwe Mgedisi (MamT) & Imke du Toit on (021) 426 47 59 or imke@rainbowacademy.co.zaor thenjiwe@rainbowacademy.co.zaor wkasibe@iziko.org.za

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COME UP AND SEE OUR ETCHINGS WITH JOE DOLBY

  • Location: South African National Gallery
  • From: September 6, 2011     To: September 6, 2011
COME UP AND SEE OUR ETCHINGS WITH JOE DOLBY

Iziko South African National Gallery
Tuesday 6th September at 11:00
Members R30, Non-Members R40
Limited to 10 people

PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL FRIENDS’ EVENTS MUST BE BOOKED AND PAID FOR IN ADVANCE

The sale of the prints from the Friends portfolio provides an opportune time for a visit to the Print Room to discuss and look at a selection of prints from the Permanent Collection.
The Curator of Prints and Drawings, Joe Dolby, will discuss the history of printmaking illustrated by the prints selected. He will also discuss in detail the prints from the portfolio.

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Community Punching Bags

  • From: May 23, 2012     To: June 23, 2012
Community Punching Bags

The exhibition, Community Punching Bags, is the outcome of a series of workshops with educators and learners, in collaboration with Johann van der Schijff, artist and New Media lecturer at the University of Cape Town, and Iziko Education and Public Programmes. The project aims to raise awareness around issues often not spoken about in the school environment, such as violence, stereotyping, discrimination, racism, and xenophobia. Walkabouts will be conducted with teachers and learners on weekdays 10:00–16:00, and on weekends by appointment. A workshop will be held during Youth Week.


Enquiries: Kathy Coates 
Tel. 021 481 3954
email kcoates@iziko.org.za
or Lungi Mvimbi
Tel. 021 481 3823 or
email lmvimbi@iziko.org.za

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Computer Robotics & Aviation 3 Day Holiday Workshop

  • From: June 25, 2012     To: June 27, 2012
Computer Robotics & Aviation 3 Day Holiday Workshop

Enjoy winter school holidays with Iziko
It’s that time again ... school holidays, which means it’s time to spend some quality time with your children, nieces, nephews, god-children or any other little ones in your life. But the big question that might be playing on your mind is what are we going to do to keep the kids warm and entertained?
The June school holidays are quite long, and sometimes it’s not all that easy to keep kids entertained for long periods of time. If you are running out of ideas or would like some fresh recommendations of things to do with kids over this time, then we have a few sug-gestions for you…

Date : 25- 27 June
Time : 09h00- 12h00 or 13h00- 16h00
Venue : ISAM
Age Group: Grades 1- 4
Fee : R450 for 3 hour workshop (includes healthy snack)

Numbers limited, proof of payment to secure booking.

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Computer robotics, aviation And electricity holiday workshop

  • From: March 26, 2012     To: March 28, 2012
Computer robotics, aviation And electricity holiday workshop

3-day holiday workshop for grades 1-4

  • Learn to make crocodiles, boats and tops spin
  • learn what makes aeroplanes fly
  • Use an electrical kit to make a light glow
  • Supervised exploration of the museum

Pluss lots more......

TIme: 9:00 to 12:00 Or 1:00 to 4:00
Cost:R450.00 for 3 day workshop ( includes a healthy shack )
Venue:Iziko South African Museum, 25 Queen Victoria Street, Cape Town

Booking and info details:

Email: nomfazi@ortsa.org
Tel: 021 9462214
Web: www.orttech.org.za
Only 18 children per workshop, Receipt of payment will secure your booking.

 

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COMPUTER ROBOTICS, AVIATION AND ELECTRICITY HOLIDAY WORKSHOP

  • From: June 24, 2013     To: June 24, 2013
COMPUTER ROBOTICS, AVIATION AND ELECTRICITY HOLIDAY WORKSHOP

Join ORTSA CAPE at the Iziko South African Museum for a 3-day holiday workshop, suitable for grades 1 to 4

  • Learn to make crocodiles, boats and tops spin
  • Learn what makes aeroplanes fly
  • Use an electrical kit to make a light glow
  • Supervised exploration of the museum

Dates:   24, 25 and 26 June 2013.
Time:    9:00am until 12:00pm
Fee:       R450.00 for 3 days
Venue:  Iziko South African Museum, 25 Queen Victoria Street, Cape Town

Booking and info details:
Email:   info@ortsacape.org.za
Website:  www.ortsacape.org.za   
Tel: 021 447 0598
 

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Concert presented by the Friends of the Iziko Michaelis Collection

  • From: March 28, 2015     To: March 28, 2015
Concert presented by the Friends of the Iziko Michaelis Collection

Date: Saturday, 28 March 2015
Time: 18:00 for 18:30
Venue: Iziko Old Town House
Cost: Members R80; non-members R100

The Friends of the Michaelis Collection presents “The Dark is My Delight” – a concert of Renaissance and Early Baroque songs for Lute, Viol Consort and Soprano. Composers from the courts of England, Italy, Holland and Spain, including Dowland, Purcell, Caccini, Monteverdi and Milan, played by Vera Vukovic, Colleen Oxtoby, Rebekka Sandmeier and John Frith.

For bookings, contact Rosalind Malandrinos, Hon, Secretary of the Friends of Michaelis Collection; emailfriendsofmc@gmail.com

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Concert with Paulina Malefane, acclaimed soprano

  • From: August 16, 2014     To: August 16, 2014
Concert with Paulina Malefane, acclaimed soprano

Venue: Iziko Old Town House.
Saturday 16th August at 6.30pm
Cost: non-members R100, members R80 and students R20.
Refreshments will be served during the interval.

Pauline is the co-founder and co-Music Director of Isango Ensemble, having worked with members of the company since 2000. She is also an advocate for the Global Fund and its fight against AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria.

Prior to Isango Ensemble she worked with the Lyric Theatre Company Dimpho Di Kopane, where she saw world-wide success playing the role of Carmen, both on stage and in the Golden Bear-winning feature film, U-Carmen eKhayelithsa for which she won a Golden Thumb from Roger Ebert. She was awarded the Best Actress Award at the South African Film & Television Awards for the film, Son of Man. In 2008, she was invited to give a series of master classes to the theatre and music students at UCLA.

She made her Proms debut at London's Albert Hall in 2006 with the songs of Kurt Weill. In the same year, she sang Bess in Porgy and Bess at both Umea and Malmo in Sweden.

In 2009, conducted by Sir Simon Rattle, she sang a series of concerts with the Berlin Philharmonic, which were broadcast on German television. In 2012, Pauline, in the form of Venus, started and ended Isango's Venus & Adonis which opened the Globe to Globe season at Shakespeare's Globe, London. Following its success, this production returned to the Globe in May 2013. In 2012, Isango also produced La Boheme, supported by The Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria in a unique partnership. After a run in Cape Town, supported by Archbishop Desmond Tutu, La Boheme played Hackney Theatre in London for four weeks.

Presented by the Friends of the Michaelis Collection, Iziko Old Townhouse.

For enquiries, contact Rosalind Malandrinos on Tel: 021 794 2304 or email:friendsofmc@gmail.com

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Concert with Paulina Malefane, acclaimed soprano.

  • From: July 22, 2014     To: July 22, 2014
Concert with Paulina Malefane, acclaimed soprano.

Venue: Iziko Old Town House.
Saturday 16th August at 6.30pm
Cost: non-members R100, members R80 and students R20.
Refreshments will be served during the interval.

Pauline is the co-founder and co-Music Director of Isango Ensemble, having worked with members of the company since 2000. She is also an advocate for the Global Fund and its fight against AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria.

Prior to Isango Ensemble she worked with the Lyric Theatre Company Dimpho Di Kopane, where she saw world-wide success playing the role of Carmen, both on stage and in the Golden Bear-winning feature film, U-Carmen eKhayelithsa for which she won a Golden Thumb from Roger Ebert. She was awarded the Best Actress Award at the South African Film & Television Awards for the film, Son of Man. In 2008, she was invited to give a series of master classes to the theatre and music students at UCLA.

She made her Proms debut at London's Albert Hall in 2006 with the songs of Kurt Weill. In the same year, she sang Bess in Porgy and Bess at both Umea and Malmo in Sweden.

In 2009, conducted by Sir Simon Rattle, she sang a series of concerts with the Berlin Philharmonic, which were broadcast on German television. In 2012, Pauline, in the form of Venus, started and ended Isango's Venus & Adonis which opened the Globe to Globe season at Shakespeare's Globe, London. Following its success, this production returned to the Globe in May 2013. In 2012, Isango also produced La Boheme, supported by The Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria in a unique partnership. After a run in Cape Town, supported by Archbishop Desmond Tutu, La Boheme played Hackney Theatre in London for four weeks.

For enquiries, contact Rosalind Malandrinos on Tel: 021 794 2304 or email:friendsofmc@gmail.com

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Conference: “African Identities in South Africa after 20 Years of Democracy”

  • From: September 24, 2014     To: September 24, 2014
Conference: “African Identities in South Africa after 20 Years of Democracy”

Date: 24 Septmber
Time: 13h00—14h00
Venue: Iziko Slave Lodge 

For enquiries, contact Wandile Kasibe on Tel. 021 481 3804/13 or email publicprogs@iziko.org.za or sharmans@iziko.org.za

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Connect with your roots

  • From: June 25, 2016     To: July 17, 2016
Connect with your roots

Iziko Museums of South Africa, together with its Education and Public Programmes Department (EPP), invites all families to a journey back in time and CONNECT with your roots during the winter school holidays, with half-price entry to our museums (excluding the Planetarium and Castle of Good Hope) for children and accompanying adults. Iziko has devised a jam-packed programme of activities  that will entertain, inspire and stimulate the creativity of enquiring young minds over this winter. There is something suitable for every age group_ and even adults.

We offer wonderful Planetarium shows for both children and adults, set in the cosy theatre environment, a haven during these cold winter days. Shows for children such as ‘Tick Tock, the Mouse and the Clock’ take place every Monday to Friday at 11:00, 12:00 and 15:00; and on Saturdays and Sundays at 12:00 and 15:30, 25 June–17 July 2016. And for adults, ‘Table Mountain’ and the ‘Sky Talk’ 25 June–17 July 2016, on Tuesday evenings at 20:00; as well as ‘The Sky Tonight’  25 June–17 July 2016 on Saturdays and Sundays at 13:00, and ‘15 Billion BC’ on 25 June–17 July 2016, Monday to Friday at 13:00.         

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Conservation Invitation

  • From: July 25, 2018     To: July 25, 2018
Conservation Invitation

Ms Rooksana Omar, CEO of Iziko Museums of South Africa invites you to join us for a unique illustrated discussion
 
Creation and conservation of objects close to our hearts
 
Speaker: Anupam Sah. Head of Art Conservation, Research and Training, CSMVS Museum Art Conservation Centre, Mumbai, India
 
Explore how selected raw materials are formed into artworks we value and treasure; their inherent degradation through time; and nuances of their conservation and preservation.
 
Date: Wednesday, 25 July 2018 . Time: 13:00–14:00
Venue: Iziko South African National Gallery,
Government Ave., Cape Town . Cost: Free
RSVP: Book with Nomapatho Mesele,
 
You are welcome to send a photograph of an artwork or object of importance to you. We will try to incorporate this into the dialogue. Email a question or a line of introduction about your artwork to Angela Zehnder at azehnder@iziko.org.za
 

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Consol Glass Visit

  • From: April 12, 2016     To: April 12, 2016
Consol Glass Visit

Join us at the Consol Glass Manufacturing Company, SACKS Circle, Bellville South to discover more about the wine bottles and jam jars sitting in your cuboards.

The outing will include an audio visual presentation, a tour of the plant as well as the recycling process and will conclude with refreshments and a question and answer session.

 

Fee:

Members:               R50,00
Non-members:       R60,00

To secure your booking, please respond by email including proof of payment. Bank details

below.

ABSA Heerengracht
Account no: 404 033 1827
Branch code: 632 005
Name of account: Friends of the South African Museum
Reference: CONSOL+ your name

E-mail proof of payment to: samfriends@iziko.org.za
Please do not deposit cash or a cheque into this account because the Friends will be debited with the
bank charges incurred. An EFT is the only way the avoid such charges

Enquiries:Charlotte Honiball
Co-ordinator and Administrator
Friends of the South African Museum
Telephone +27 (0)21 481 3913
(Wednesdays and Fridays only)
Cell 072 225 6893
email samfriends@iziko.org.za

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Conversations at Iziko

  • From: February 21, 2015     To: February 21, 2015
Conversations at Iziko

INTERNATIONAL MOTHER TONGUE DAY
Museums and Safeguarding of Our Linguistic Heritage
Chaired by – Temba Matomela
Venue: Iziko South African Museum, TH Barry Lecture Theatre
Date: Saturday, 21 February 2015
Time: 11h30 – 14h00
Fee: Free

“Without language, one cannot talk to people and understand them; one cannot share their hopes and aspirations, grasp their history, appreciate their poetry, or savour their songs.” Nelson Mandela

This public discussion draws its inspiration from Nelson Mandela’s observation and brings together scholars, historians, heritage practitioners, policy makers and the public into a space of dialogue to talk about the importance of our linguistic heritage in nation building. 

Conversations at Iziko provides a platform of debate, locating the role of museums as relevant spaces of engagement. The theme, “Museums as Catalysts of Freedom: Realizing the Promises of the Freedom Charter”, will explore new ideas and understanding of the socially cohesive society envisioned in the Freedom Charter.

Download programme HERE

For enquiries, contact Wandile Kasibe on 021 481 3804 or email wkasibe@iziko.org.za

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Corsets & Couture

  • From: August 8, 2014     To: November 30, 2014
Corsets & Couture

Date: 8 August
Venue: Iziko Koopmans-de Wet House

This fashion exhibition displays eight designer outfits from the 1960s to 1990s, created by Chris Levin and donated by Mark Coetzee. These contrast with the typical black late-Victorian garments, as would have been worn by the last owner of the house, Marie Koopmans-de Wet, highlighting the liberating changes in women’s wear 100 years later.

Fore enquiries, contact Wieke van Delen: wvandelen@iziko.org.za

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Create a sculpture using recycled CDs

  • Location: South African National Gallery
  • From: September 26, 2012     To: September 26, 2012
Create a sculpture using recycled CDs

10:00–13:00

Venue: Iziko South Africa National Gallery Annexe
Ages: All ages

Enquiries:
Annette Loubser
email aloubser@iziko.org.za
Tel (021) 481 3961

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CREATE YOUR OWN ARTWORK WORKSHOP LED BY CONNOR CULLINAN

  • From: November 7, 2015     To: November 7, 2015
CREATE YOUR OWN ARTWORK WORKSHOP LED BY CONNOR CULLINAN

Iziko South African National Gallery
Saturday 7th November
10:00 – 16:00
Members R320, Non-Members R380
including lunch
Limited to 20 people

Artist and drawing lecturer Connor Cullinan will lead a full day workshop drawing inspiration from exhibitions showing at the Iziko South African National Gallery.  Participants are encouraged to create an artwork in the medium of their choice.  Some materials will be provided and participants will be contacted regarding further materials required.  Refreshments and lunch will be provided.

Secretary’s contact details: Tel. 021 481 3951 or email sangfriends@iziko.org.za

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Creating a Culture of Mindfulness

  • From: September 23, 2016     To: September 23, 2016
Creating a Culture of Mindfulness

The CEO of Iziko Museums of South Africa, Ms Rooksana Omar, cordially invites you to join us in Creating a Culture of Mindfulness. Join Iziko and shift for an energising lift to your day through the practice of Qigong in the tranquil gardens of Iziko Rust en Vreugd.

 

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Creation and conservation of objects close to our hearts

  • From: July 25, 2018     To: July 25, 2018
Creation and conservation of objects close to our hearts

INVITATION: DISCUSSION
 
Speaker: Anupam Sah Head of Art Conservation, Research and Training, CSMVS Museum Art Conservation Centre, Mumbai, India
 
Explore how selected raw materials are formed into the artworks we treasure, their inherent degradation through time, and nuances of their conservation and preservation.
 
Venue: Iziko South African National Gallery, Government Avenue, Cape Town
Time: 13:00–14:00 . Cost: Free
RSVP: Book with Nomapatho Mesele,
 

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Cultural Astronomy show – the amaXhosa understanding of the night sky

  • From: March 21, 2014     To: March 21, 2014
Cultural Astronomy show – the amaXhosa understanding of the night sky

Time: 15:30

A fascinating talk on the traditional Xhosa understanding of the night sky, adapted to suit different age groups/grades.

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CULTURAL HERITAGE / CULTURAL IDENTITY

  • Location: South African National Gallery
  • From: December 13, 2011     To: December 13, 2011
CULTURAL HERITAGE / CULTURAL IDENTITY

THE ROLE OF CONSERVATION LECTURE BY ANGELA ZEHNDER
Iziko South African National Gallery Tuesday 13th December 11:00
Members R30, Non-Members R40

The exceptional conservator Angela Zehnder attended the special international 16 Triennial Conference in Lisbon, Portugal from 19th to 23rd September 2011.  She will present an illustrated talk about the conference,  the  papers  that were given as well as beautiful photographs of Lisbon.  Refreshments will be served.

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Dada South?

  • Location: South African National Gallery
  • From: December 12, 2009     To: February 28, 2010
Dada South?

Founded in Zürich in 1916, the Dada movement rejected traditional artistic and cultural values. Through its radical ‘anti-art’ stance, artists associated with Dada disrupted conventions of the modernist age and had a profound impact on future forms of creative practice. The resurgence of Neo Dada movements in the 1960s rejuvenated these radical ideas. 

Dada’s legacy is one of fierce political potential through radical disruptions of accepted forms. For some South African artists working during the decades of oppression and isolation of the apartheid era (1948–1994), Dada strategies were a significant influence on their resistance tactics, and one which is finding its way back into the expressions of a new generation of young, contemporary practitioners.

Curated by Roger van Wyk and Kathryn Smith, the exhibition draws together works by South African artists dating from the late 1960s to the present, representing a range of avant-garde positions in the aftermath of Dada, including works by Wopko

Jensma, Neil Goedhals, Jane Alexander, Lucas Seage, Candice Breitz and Kendell Geers, among others. In an adjoining space, original Dada works, including films and publications, will be assembled for exhibition in South Africa for the first time.

A series of seminars and public lectures will accompany the exhibition as part of Iziko Summer School 2010.

Dada South? is made possible through a partnership with the Goethe-Institut and the support of the National Arts Council of South Africa, Pro Helvetia, Mondriaan Foundation, Culturesfrance and others. International loan institutions include: Institute For Foreign Cultural Relations, Stuttgart; Berlin Gallery, Berlin; John Heartfield Archive of the Academy of Arts, Berlin; Kunsthaus Zürich; De Stijl Archives, Netherlands and Institute for Art History, Den Haag.

Enquiries

Nadja Daehnke
Tel: +27 (0)21 467 4673
Email: Andrea Lewis, alewis@iziko.org.za.

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Darwin and the Cape

  • Location: South African Museum
Darwin and the Cape

2009 saw the 200th anniversary of the birth of Charles Darwin, as well as the 150th anniversary of the publication of his book, On the Origin of Species. His theory on the evolution of life through natural selection provided a scientific foundation for understanding how life diversified on Earth, and it is the theory that holds biology together. Darwin visited the Cape in 1836 on his journey around the world on the HMS Beagle. He corresponded with naturalists at the Cape, including previous staff of the South African Museum.

This exhibition provides an overview of Darwin’s life, his contribution to biology, and his relationship with the Cape.

Enquiries

Olga Jeffries
Tel: +27 (0)21 481 3897
Email: ojeffries@iziko.org.za

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David Webster lived for democracy, killed by apartheid

  • From: February 4, 2014     To: February 4, 2014
David Webster lived for democracy, killed by apartheid

– VNS Production, 1989 [VHS 31 min]. Filmscreening SS2

Anti-apartheid activist David Webster was assassinated in Troyville, Johannesburg, on 1 May 1989. This tribute to Webster draws on extracts from meetings called to commemorate his contribution to the struggle, his funeral service, and from archival interviews with Webster himself.

Date: Tuesday, 4 February

Time: 13h00–14h00
Venue: TH Barry Lecture Theatre, Iziko South African Museum (ISAM)
Fee: Free

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Davy Dragon goes to the Moon

  • Location: Planetarium and Digital Dome
  • From: June 25, 2011     To: July 17, 2011
Davy Dragon goes to the Moon

Davy Dragon finds a strange bug that seems to be lost. He thinks it is a moon-bug and decides to take the bug back to the Moon. But is the Moon the bug’s home? Join us and find out!

Especially for children aged 5 to 12.

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Davy Dragon’s Guide to the Night Sky

  • Location: Planetarium and Digital Dome
  • From: July 23, 2011     To: September 25, 2011
Davy Dragon’s Guide to the Night Sky

Saturday - 12:00
Sunday - 12:00 

Especially for children aged 5 – 10

Come and join Davy Dragon while he learns all about the sky above so that he can fulfil his dream of becoming the world’s best flying dragon! This is a playful introduction to astronomy especially for the under 10s. Just right for inquiring young minds.

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Davy Dragon’s Guide to the Night Sky

  • Location: Planetarium and Digital Dome
  • From: July 23, 2011     To: September 25, 2011
Davy Dragon’s Guide to the Night Sky

 

Saturday - 12:00
Sunday - 12:00 

Especially for children aged 5 – 10

Come and join Davy Dragon while he learns all about the sky above so that he can fulfil his dream of becoming the world’s best flying dragon! This is a playful introduction to astronomy especially for the under 10s. Just right for inquiring young minds.

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Dawid’s return

  • From: November 26, 2013     To: November 26, 2013
Dawid’s return

Speaker: Patricia Glyn – well-known eco adventurer, former radio and television personality and author
Topic: Dawid’s return

In 2011 Patricia Glyn set off for the Kalahari to find traces of a long-dead Bushman by the name of Makai Kruiper – a legendary mystic, hunter and healer who roamed ‘The Thirst Land’ a century ago.  At her side was Makai’s grandson, Dawid, a man as legendary as his forebear. Dawid was 76 years old and easily the most famous Bushman in South Africa, having featured in numerous films, documentaries, books and academic studies.

Patricia’s new talk is about what she witnessed on this trip: the fragments that remain in the Kalahari sand of a long-gone life,  the extraordinary memory and tracking skills that helped Dawid find his grandfather’s artifacts, some 100 years after they’d been buried and the secrets that have been handed down from son to son.

This is a story about just how much the Bushmen can teach us about respect for our natural resources and how to preserve them.  Patricia demonstrates how the ‘old’ Bushman attitudes hold the key to our environmental future.  She shows how little they consume, how much they value what they consume and how much they leave in place for their children’s children. But it’s also an amusing talk about a journey with a group of irreverent storytellers, free spirits, hilarious mimics and loving people.

Tuesday:   26 November 2013
Time:         19:00
Venue:       Iziko South African Museum, 25 Queen Victoria Street
Cost:          50 Rand

RSVP and enquiries, contact Maxine Davies
Co-ordinator and Administrator
Friends of the South African Museum

P O Box 61 Cape Town 8000
Telephone +27 (0)21 481 3913
(Wednesdays and Fridays only)
Facsimile +27 (0)21 481 3993
Cell 072 225 6893
email samfriends@iziko.org.za

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Day Excursion to Wellington

  • From: May 2, 2017     To: May 2, 2017
Day Excursion to Wellington

The Friends have planned an exciting and diverse day excursion to the Wellington area.
 
Commencing at Buffalo Ridge, the only water buffalo dairy in South Africa and the country’s only producer of buffalo mozzarella, we continue to Quenti Alpaca Farm and mill. Alpaca is known as one of the world’s most rare, soft and beautifully luxurious fibres across a spectrum of natural colours. We will tour the farm to see the animals and view the spinning and processing of the fibre at the mill.
 
Our morning concludes with a visit which includes a light lunch to Lazanou Organic Vineyards, a Certified Organic wine farm where no herbicides, pesticides or chemical fertilizers are used.
 
To secure your booking, please respond by email samfriends@iziko.org.za
Members:                    R200,00
Non-members:            R250,00
 
For more information, see:
 
 

Charlotte Honiball
Co-ordinator and Administrator
Friends of the South African Museum
P O Box 61 Cape Town 8000
Telephone +27 (0)21 481 3913
(Wednesdays and Fridays only)
Facsimile +27 (0)21 481 3993
Cell 072 225 6893
email samfriends@iziko.org.za
http://www.iziko.org.za/static/page/friends-of-the-south-african-museum 
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Friends-of-the-South-African-Museum/310188388996502

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DAY OUT IN FRANSCHHOEK

  • From: August 24, 2013     To: August 24, 2013
DAY OUT IN FRANSCHHOEK

Saturday 24th August
Members R80, Non-Members R100
Limited to 16 people
The day includes:
VISIT TO DAVID WALTERS’S STUDIO
The Ceramics Studio, 24 Dirkie Uys Street, Franschhoek
Time: 11:00

David Walters is well-known for his exquisitely crafted reduction fired ceramics.  He has been potting for over 35 years and his wheel throwing skills are legendary.  Recently he has been specialising in customised porcelain dinner ware designed in consultation with chefs.  He also makes stand-alone pieces in porcelain and white stoneware, reduction fired stoneware, Raku, pit fired pieces and some colourful stumbled glass.  David has exhibited all over South Africa and in the UK.  You will be able to watch David at the wheel.

Note: lunch is not provided.

For bookings and enquiries, contact
Lizzie O'Hanlon on
Tel: 021 481 3951 or via Email: sangfriends@iziko.org.za

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Design & Making

  • Location: William Fehr Collection at the Castle of Good Hope
  • From: May 1, 2014     To: November 5, 2014
Design & Making

Design & Making [the story of food], in collaboration with the Cape Craft and Design Institute,traces the evolution of craft and design through food – in particular, the vessels used for its preservation, storage, packaging and distribution.

Installations reveal how the story of food preservation, storage and packaging over time is vast and complex. From using found objects such as ostrich eggs and gourds, and objects made from clay, wood, grass and other materials, we now store food in freezers, plastic, cardboard, glass and vacuum-packaging. The exhibition story is told through installations and objects: a large group of historic African, European and Asian objects sourced from Iziko’s Collections stands alongside 30 contemporary objects created by designer-makers from the Western Cape. There are also examples of modern packaging. The exhibition also reveals how vessels used for storage, preservation and packaging of food have been radically influenced through human development and technological innovation. These include the discovery of fire, salt, glass, electricity, new materials such as plastic, aluminium and cardboard; the development of fast production methods which has led to the industrialisation of food production, and contemporary challenges created by convenience food, consumerism, waste and the ultimate inequity of food insecurity in the context of global excess – all of which could do with some design solutions.

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Dialogues: conversations between ‘old’ and ‘new’

  • Location: South African National Gallery
  • From: August 30, 2012     To: August 18, 2013
Dialogues: conversations between ‘old’ and ‘new’

The Iziko Art Collections Department holds in trust a collection of historical, modern and contemporary works of art that is both South African and international in origin. This diverse collection consists of paintings, drawings, prints, photographs, sculptures, conceptual art, new-media works and the material culture of Southern Africa.

Dialogues: Conversations between ‘old’ and ‘new’ profiles a small selection from these collections, showcasing a variety of works from different periods that demonstrate a commonality in terms of either formal concerns or in theme and content. The pairings, juxtapositions and groupings in this exhibition attempt to reveal a ‘dialogue’ between old and new; past and present.

Enquiries
Hayden Proud
hproud@iziko.org.za
(021) 481 3965

 

 

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Dinner for 101

  • Location: William Fehr Collection at the Castle of Good Hope
  • From: February 26, 2013     To: March 17, 2013
Dinner for 101
View of '101 Place Settings' at the Castle of Good Hope, in the front work by Ellalou O'Meara, Cape Town, 2012

 

Location: Lady Anne Barnard Banqueting Hall, Castle of Good Hope

Dinner for 101 comprises of a rich array of ceramic place settings and centrepieces created by contemporary South African ceramists. This temporary installation is housed in the majestic Lady Anne Barnard Banqueting Hall at the Castle of Good Hope.

This visual feast is a celebration of the creativity of men and women working in clay, exhibiting locally designed wares, and provides visitors with a glimpse into the diverse kinds of ceramics that are being made locally for our tables.

The Lady Anne’s long table with its 101 chairs lends itself perfectly to showcase tableware made by contemporary ceramists.  Participating ceramists are mostly working in the Western Cape, but the work of ceramists from Gauteng and the Eastern Cape are also represented.

‘Dinner for 101’ is a short run installation as part of Fired – an exhibition of South African ceramics, permanently on display in the Granary at the Castle. Fired recently received an award from the Western Cape Government as ‘Best New Museum Project’ for 2012-2013.

Enquiries: Esther Esmyol eesmyol@iziko.org.za or tel. 021 467 7205

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Dino Print

  • From: July 17, 2014     To: July 18, 2014
Dino Print

Venue: Iziko SA Museum
Date: 17 & 18 July 
Age: 10 – 12 
Bring: Apron, white T-shirt & packed lunch (both days)
Cost: R15 

Make your very own Dino-print T-shirt!

For bookings and enquiries, please contact: Faith Songelwa, (021) 481 3823, Fax (021) 481 3991fsongelwa@iziko.org.za

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Dis-ease

  • Location: South African National Gallery
  • From: April 6, 2006     To: June 28, 2006
Dis-ease

DIS-EASE, a new generation of video art from the Rijksakademie archives, is a video compilation screening that reflects on the power of the medium, as explored by some 27 artists of 17 different nationalities ranging in diversity from Brazil to Taiwan. The artists produced these works, for the most part, during residencies at the Rijksakademie in the Netherlands. The works carry explicit cultural overtones and idiosyncratic nuances that suggest the artists' origins. But what begins to reveal itself is how globalisation has permeated the very fabric of this so-called 'village'. Gathered under the title 'dis-ease', the videos in this exhibition investigate feelings of unease and disquiet. Durban-based artist and curator, Greg Streak, curated the exhibition on a visit to Amsterdam in early 2008.

Enquiries

Pam Warne
Tel: +27 (0)21 467 4660
Email: pwarne@iziko.org.za.

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Displays

  • From: September 24, 2018     To: September 24, 2018
Displays

Displays are a very large part of museum culture. We’d like for you to share in this culture with us. This is the selection of displays that you can enjoy on heritage day. All displays are suitable for people of all ages.

09:00–15:00 Displays: Mzamo Women Skills Development craft displays South African Museum

10:00–15:00 Display: Fossil casting and microfossil display South African Museums

10:00–15:00 Display: Live animals South African Museum

10:00–15:00 Displays: Marine biology, microfossils and insects at the Natural History display South African Museum, Whale Well

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dOCUMENTA (13) - More than an art exhibition an illustrated tour by Marilyn Martin

  • From: May 22, 2013     To: May 22, 2013
dOCUMENTA (13) - More than an art exhibition an illustrated tour by Marilyn Martin

Since 1955 the 100 days of Documenta have transformed Kassel, 80% destroyed during WWII, from a traumatised space and place to one that attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors every five years; we go to discover and assess what contemporary art means at that moment. With her mammoth dOCUMENTA(13) Christov-Bakargiev occupied 30 sites in Kassel and others far, far beyond. This was not only an art exhibition, but a telling reminder that anything can be art and that art can be anything. The interconnectedness of everything – past and present, ancient and new, nature and culture and science – was revealed and art in it widest possible meaning embraced. Join Marlilyn Martin for an illustrated tour of dOCUMENTA (13).

 

See time below.

Date:     Wednesday, 22 May 2013
Venue: TH Barry Lecture Theatre, Iziko South African Museum
              25 Queen Victoria Street, Cape Town
Time:    11:00-12:00

Enquiries contact Olga Jeffries on Tel: 021 481 3944 or email: ojeffries@iziko.org.za

 

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DOES CONTEMPORARY ART HAVE A NATIONAL IDENTITY?

  • From: March 19, 2013     To: March 19, 2013
DOES CONTEMPORARY ART HAVE A NATIONAL IDENTITY?

LECTURE BY WINNIE SZE

Venue: Barry Lecture Theatre, Iziko South African Museum
Time: 17:30
Members R20, Non-Members R40, Students R20

Is there an “African art”, or for that matter, a “Chinese” or “Lebanese” arts?  What drives it, an artist’s country of birth, education and or residence? Should there be “African-ness” when we look an “African’s” work or “Indian-ness” in an “Indian’s”?  This question of identity and geography is being explored by artists and theoreticians, in studios and at international exhibitions, at practical and theoretical levels.

Contemporary art curator Winnie Sze proposes a discussionwith the Friends of SA National Gallery.  She will focus on images of works from international exhibitions such as dOCUMENTA (13) and the Paris Triennale by way of starting the dialogue. 

South Africa will be the 5th country Winnie Sze has lived in, further complicating how she thinks of her national identity.  She would like to use this personal dilemma as a springboard to discuss whether contemporaryart has a national identity.  Winnie studied art at the University of British Columbia, under Jeff Wall, and at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.  She ran AUGUST art, a hybrid gallery, in London, UK until her recent move to South Africa.

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Drawing on Madiba: An Exhibition of Zapiro's Work on Nelson Mandela

  • Location: Slave Lodge
  • From: June 27, 2011
Drawing on Madiba: An Exhibition of Zapiro’s Work on Nelson Mandela

An exhibition of cartoons by Zapiro pays tribute to Nelson Mandela. The selection of works was first shown at the Nelson Mandela Foundation in Johannesburg, and is the last of six exhibitions put together as part of Madiba’s 90th birthday celebrations.

Zapiro’s message in honour of Nelson Mandela’s 90th birthday:

“[Mr] Mandela has appeared in my cartoons as the child with the potential to become what he dreams of, as the prisoner embodying a nation imprisoned, as the banned face of the banned struggle, as David slaying the apartheid Goliath, as the bird breaking out of the apartheid cage, as the genie who won’t get back in the bottle, as Moses parting the waters for the masses, and as Moses leading them into the promised land, as the sunrise at the dawn of the new South Africa, as the Colossus bestriding the national landscape, as the architect of democracy, as the rider in the saddle of the GNU [Government of National Unity], as the sculptor hewing racial harmony, as the fireman dousing the flames of crises, as the acrobat anchoring a diplomatic balancing act, as SuperMandela bridging global divides, as Atlas bearing the developing world, as the wind blowing the Springboks to victory, as a jar of Madiba Magic for Bafana Bafana, as the Mandela Bridge spanning the racial divide, as the grandfather dangling the infant nation, as the giant with the massive shoes to fill, as the cowboy and his gal riding into the African sunset, as the tireless globetrotter outpacing all others, as the pioneer pushing open the AIDS secrecy door, as the planet in the fight against HIV/AIDS, as the beaming Nelson atop Nelson’s Column, as the cupid of the divided ANC, as the Conscience of the Nation, as the sun setting on his own era. Happy 90th, Madiba.” – Zapiro

Enquiries

Joe Dolby
Tel: 021 467 4682
Email: jdolby@iziko.org.za

 

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Dungamanzi / Stirring Waters: Tsonga and Shangaan Art from Southern Africa

  • Location: South African National Gallery
  • From: January 1, 2008     To: June 30, 2008
Dungamanzi / Stirring Waters: Tsonga and Shangaan Art from Southern Africa

‘Dungamanzi / Stirring Waters’ is the first exhibition to comprehensively celebrate and showcase Tsonga and Shangaan art - some of South Africa’s finest heritage objects. This groundbreaking exhibition brings an awareness of the creativity and skill found in and around Limpopo Province.

In the past, the voices of artists who created traditional artworks were largely absent from museum and gallery displays. With the input of artist Billy Makhubele, who collected many of the treasured pieces – particularly the fine sangoma items – this exhibition creates a ‘living’ archive. It presents the Makhubele family, whose story is one of resilience and survival through the political climate of the late 19th century and the apartheid era. Their beaded artworks form a permanent record of South African history over the past few decades.

“Dungamanzi / Stirring Waters” is supported by the City of Johannesburg, Johannesburg Art Gallery, National Heritage Council, National Arts Council, Arts and Culture Trust, Wits University Press, Natalie Knight Gallery, Ove Arup, CD Shipping, the Consulate General of Switzerland and Kulula.com.

Walkabouts and tours can be arranged. A catalogue, poster, pamphlet and DVD are on sale at the Gallery Shop.

Enquiries

Carol Kaufmann
Tel: +27 (0)21 467 4672
Email: ckaufmann@iziko.org.za.

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Early Pleistocene Homo as ambush hunter at Olduvai:

  • From: June 24, 2014     To: June 24, 2014
Early Pleistocene Homo as ambush hunter at Olduvai:

The unthinkable, the unknowable, the unavoidable?'

The Friends of the South African Museum invites you to a seminar by Prof. Henry Bunn of the Dept. of Anthropology, University of Wisconsin.

Venue: T H Barry Lecture Theatre, Iziko SA Museum
Time: 11:00 - 12:00
Date: Tuesday, 24 June

Was early Homo very human-like and capable of aggressive scavenging from carnivores and even hunting, or were they hapless and helpless, effectively bipedal chimps, capable only of marginal passive scavenging of carcass residues?

In the late 1970s, taphonomic analysis of fossil bones, particularly from the FLK Zinj site at Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania and now dated to ~ 1.84 Ma, identified the first-ever stone tool cut marks and hammerstone fractures of this antiquity, which supported the behavioural association between the bones and hominin subsistence activities. At the same time, the taphonomic evidence prompted alternative interpretations of hominin foraging capabilities and an enduring “hunting and scavenging debate”.

The FLK Zinj profiles match evidence from the South African MSA, the European Upper Paleolithic, and from African hunter-gatherer ethnography, where spears or bows and arrows were used, indicating that early hominins at Olduvai were also probably ambush hunters and more capable than many archaeologists recognize.

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El Anatsui - Meyina

  • Location: South African National Gallery
  • From: February 17, 2018     To: April 29, 2018
El Anatsui - Meyina

Meyina marks the first solo museum exhibition of El Anatsui – one of the most influential contemporary artists working today – in South Africa. Over the past four decades, Anatsui has created a body of work that has expanded the language of contemporary sculpture in Africa and internationally. Composed of thousands of crumpled pieces of metal bound together with copper wire, the exhibition will showcase the artist’s recent large-scale sculptural installations, which read like intricate tapestries. The works engage with and comment on African history, post-colonial conditions, as well as daily realities and experiences on the continent. Archival objects, exhibition plans, letters and other documents will augment the works, offering a rare glimpse into the artist’s creative process. This exhibition is presented by Iziko Museums of South Africa, in partnership with the Goodman Gallery and the Friends of the South African National Gallery, curated by Bisi Silva.

Enquiries:
Ernestine White,
Tel. 021 467 7234 or
email ewhite@iziko.org.za

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Emancipation Day

  • From: December 1, 2018     To: December 1, 2018
Emancipation Day

Iziko Education and Public Programmes invites you to join us as we commemorate Emancipation Day on 1 December 2018
 
Iziko Museums of South Africa commemorates the abolition of slavery in South Africa in 1834. The event is open to the public.
 
The programme will comprise a tour of the Iziko Slave Lodge, as well as discussions that will generally focus on making a connection to the past and addressing more contemporary forms of slavery.
 
Date: Saturday, 1 December 2018
Time: 11:00 - 13:00
Venue: Iziko Slave Lodge, c/o Adderly & Wale Street, Cape Town
 
To attend, please RSVP: Zenede Candy Oupa at email zoupa@iziko.org.za or tel: 021 481 3829 or Xola Mlwandle, email: xmlwandle@iziko.org.za or tell: 021 482 3952
 
 

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Emancipation Day performance

  • From: December 1, 2016     To: December 1, 2016
Emancipation Day  performance

Iziko Museums of South Africa invites you to an Emancipation Day performance by the Mapiko Dance Group from Mozambique.

The performance piece is entitled “Makumbusho”, and it explores the effects of slavery on the cultural identity of the oppressed people. Through dance, song and theatre, the performers voice their disavowal of the slavery system that was once imposed on them. The show blends traditional and contemporary dance, presenting some of the cultural values that have been passed down from generation to generation, highlighting the importance of preserving these for the generations to come.

Date:1 December 2016
Venue:Iziko Slave Lodge Museum
Time:13h00–14h00
Duration: 1 hour

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Enough is Enough

  • Location: Slave Lodge
  • From: December 12, 2017     To: September 2, 2018
Enough is Enough

One in every four women in South Africa is in an abusive relationship. Every six days, a woman in South Africa is murdered by her partner. Every 25 seconds, a woman or girl is raped in South Africa. These shocking statistics are not foreign to South Africans. This exhibition aims to create awareness of the escalation and seriousness of gender-based and sexual violence against women – and the girl child in particular. Enough is Enough zooms in on the individual stories of women and their personal experiences with abuse through the “1000 Women, 1 Voice” campaign. It invites people to engage with some of the real people behind these statistics, and challenges the viewer to say, “Enough is Enough!”.

Enquiries: Lynn Abrahams, Tel. 021 467 7203 or email labrahams@iziko.org.za

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Ernest Cole: Chronicler in the House of Bondage

  • Location: South African National Gallery
  • From: January 1, 2008     To: July 13, 2008
Ernest Cole: Chronicler in the House of Bondage

Ernest Cole is considered one of the most eminent of South Africa’s photographers. His single greatest achievement was the series of photo essays that was published as House of Bondage in 1967, an indictment of the inhumane conditions under which black South Africans were forced to live under Apartheid during the 1960s.

After fleeing the country with the photographic prints required for his book in 1966, Cole settled in the United States. House of Bondage was banned shortly after it was published and Cole himself became a banned person a year later, forcing him into permanent exile. Outside of South Africa, his images were used extensively by the anti-Apartheid and the American civil rights movements, but within his own country, his work was seen by only the few who had access to smuggled copies of the book. The whereabouts of Cole’s photographic negatives, both for this and a subsequent project undertaken in America with funding from the Ford Foundation, are currently unknown; original prints are rare.

In 2005, Iziko was granted funding by the National Lotteries Board to acquire a small collection of work, possibly made in preparation for the publication of House of Bondage. These are exhibited to honour the magnitude of Cole’s contribution to South African photography and his passionate commitment to documenting the human spirit under Apartheid.

Enquiries

Pam Warne
Tel: +27 (0)21 467 4660
Email: pwarne@iziko.org.za

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Essay: Writing Exploration

  • From: February 16, 2013     To: February 16, 2013
Essay: Writing Exploration

Exploration, Adventure, Collection and Discovery Activities The King’s Map: François Le Vaillant in Southern Africa 1781–1784
Time: 10h00
Venue: Iziko Slave Lodge Museum
Fee: Free
Learners from grade 7 to 9 will explore the following terms: exploration, discovery, adventure and collections. As travellers, we often belong to one or all of these categories. (Only learners from invited schools will participate in the activity).

Wandile Kasibe (Public Programmes Coordinator)
Tel: +27 (0)21 481 3804/13
Fax: +27 (0)21 481 3991
Email:  wkasibe@iziko.org.za or publicprogs@iziko.org.za

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Ever Young: James Barnor

  • Location: South African National Gallery
  • From: September 7, 2011     To: January 29, 2012
Ever Young: James Barnor
James Barnor. Drum Cover Girl Marie Hallowi, Kent (1966). Courtesy of Autograph ABP/James Barnor

This is the first major solo exhibition of work by the Ghanaian photographer, James Barnor, who opened his portraiture studio, Ever Young, in Accra in 1949. During the 1950s, like his contemporaries Seydou Keita in Mali and Salla Casset in Senegal, he captured both the likenesses and aspirations of citizens of a new nation making the transition to independence.

Barnor became a staff photographer for the Daily Graphic newspaper, and later, in 1959, moved to the United Kingdom, where he undertook assignments for DRUM Magazine, largely in the arena of fashion. The DRUM franchise not only spread throughout the African continent, but the magazine and its readership were also part of the rise of ‘Black London’.

Ever Young: James Barnor was researched and curated by Autograph ABP, an agency and archive dedicated to the promotion of culturally diverse photography in London.

Enquiries

Pam Warne
Tel: +27 (0)21 481 3956
Email: pwarne@iziko.org.za

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Examining evidence for genetic continuity and admixture among Holocene Khoesan skeletons

  • Location: Slave Lodge
  • From: January 31, 2018     To: January 31, 2018
Examining evidence for genetic continuity and admixture among Holocene Khoesan skeletons

Dr Wendy Black,
Curator Precolonial Archaeology

For well over a century, anthropological research has focussed on the question of genetic continuity/discontinuity in the South African Holocene. Debate about how and why population differences emerged are ongoing with little consensus. Answering these questions has important implications for understanding the emergence of the Khoesan phenotype but little genetic evidence has been applied to such studies. This on-going project aims to answer some of these questions. Thus far, aDNA from 11 Holocene Khoesan samples from varying environments has been recovered and assessed. Results indicate a much earlier influx of people from outlying regions, and provide new methodologies of extracting aDNA from environments previous thought to degrade DNA. This is important as genetic evidence is likely to be a more sensitive indicator of admixture than the phenotype, allowing us to definitively test the hypotheses of continuity and change over time.

 

Venue: Slave Lodge Lecture Room
Time: 12:00 – 13:00
Date: 31 January 2018

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EXCLUSIVE VISIT TO VICTORIAN HOUSE AND FABULOUS ART COLLECTION

  • From: August 6, 2013     To: August 6, 2013
EXCLUSIVE VISIT TO VICTORIAN HOUSE AND FABULOUS ART COLLECTION

Address and directions will be given only to those who book to protect the owners’ privacy
Tuesday 6th August
Time: 17:00 for 17:30
Members R200, Non-Members R250
including Cap Classique and Snacks
Limited to 30 people

Join us for a viewing of a selection of paintings from an important private collection of South African Art.  It is housed in one of the few remaining Victorian town mansions.  The owners will curate a special exhibition for us, selecting works from the collection which includes works by the older artists Stern, Pierneef, Sekoto, Naude, Welz, Krige, Higgs, Preller, Prowse and Paul du Toit, as well as those by contemporary artists such as Walter Meyer, William Kentridge, Hanneke Benade, Paul Emsley, Helmut Starcke, Willem Boshoff and Robert Hodgins.  We are pleased and privileged to be able to offer this unique, exclusive opportunity.

For bookings and enquiries, contact
Lizzie O'Hanlon on
Tel: 021 481 3951 or via Email: sangfriends@iziko.org.za

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Excursion to Hermanus, Stanford and Grootbos Private Nature Reserve

  • From: April 21, 2016     To: April 22, 2016
Excursion to Hermanus, Stanford and Grootbos Private Nature Reserve

Hermanus, Stanford and Grootbos Private Nature Reserve
Thursday 21-Friday 22 April 2016

The friends have planned an exciting and diverse excursion to the Hermanus region. Join us for an outing to the SANSA Space Agency followed by a tour of the "Heart of Abalone" factory in Hermanus.

Overnight accomodation on Thursday night at the Stanford Valley Guest Farm on a dinner, bed and breakfast basis.

On Friday a visit to the world renowed Grootbos Private Nature Reserve has been arranged. This will include lunch as well as a drive through the reserve to observe and learn about their award winning conservation practices.

The excursion ends mid-afternoon on Friday after which you could stay on in the area for the weekend if you so wish.

FEE:

Members:         R1320.00
Non-members R1420.00

ABSA

Account No 404 033 1827
Branch Code 632 005
Name of Account: Friends of the South African Museum
Reference: HERMANUS + your name
E-mail proof of payment to: samfriends@iziko.org.za
Please do not deposit cash or a cheque into this account because the Friends will be debited with the bank charges incurred. An EFT is the way to avoid such charges.

Enquiries:
Charlotte Honiball

Co-ordinator and Administrator
Friends of the South African Museum
Telephone +27 (0)21 481 3913
(Wednesdays and Fridays only)
Cell 072 225 6893
email samfriends@iziko.org.za

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Exhibition of photographs of the Ernest Mancoba Education Poster Project

  • From: August 27, 2012     To: September 30, 2012
Exhibition of photographs of the Ernest Mancoba Education Poster Project

27 August until 30 September 2012
Venue The Gallery Annexe, St John’s Street, Cape Town

Ernest Mancoba, painter and sculptor, was born in South Africa in 1904 and died in Paris in 2002. He left for Paris in 1938 and returned for the first time 56 years later in 1994. Although he spent 64 years living outside of South Africa, he drew deeply on South African visual arts and heritage as references in his work.

The EMEPP is the education outreach of the exhibition: In the name of all humanity, the African spiritual expression of Ernest Mancoba which ran at the Gold of Africa Museum 2006/07. The EMEPP took information about  Ernest Mancoba in the form of posters and films to an audience of teachers, artists and students in 17 peri-urban and rural workshops across the 9 provinces of South Africa during 2010 and 2011. Art making was also taught by a team of experienced black artists.

The collective, hard working and joyful spirit of the workshops was captured in a series of photographs by Somali film-maker and photographer Abdulkadir Ahmed Said. These photographs will be on exhibition from 27 August to 30 September 2012 at the Annexe Gallery along with some of the educational materials used.

Enquiries:
Annette Loubser
aloubser@iziko.org.za
021-481 3961

 

 

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Exhibition walkabout of OPENING ‘PLATO’S CAVE’

  • From: November 24, 2013     To: November 24, 2013
Exhibition walkabout of OPENING ‘PLATO’S CAVE’

Exhibition walkabout of OPENING ‘PLATO’S CAVE’: THE LEGACY OF KEVIN ATKINSON (1939-2007), by co-curator, STEPHEN CROESER

A protean and controversial artistic personality between the 1960s and 1990s, Kevin Atkinson embraced a multiplicity of approaches to making art, and made a deep impression on generations of students at UCT.  This exhibition, drawn from Atkinson’s underground studio named ‘Plato’s Cave’, is both a posthumous tribute and an attempt to come to a greater understanding of the impressive contribution he made to South African art, both as an artist and an educator.

Venue:     Iziko South African National Gallery
                 Government Avenue Cape Town
Date:       Sunday 24th November
Time:      11:00
Cost:       Members R30, Non Members R40, Students R20

Bookings and enquiries contact:  Lizzie O'Hanlon
Tel No: 021 481 3951 or via
Email: sangfriends@iziko.org.za

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Exhibition: Ghoema & Glitter: New Year Carnival in Cape Town Redux

  • Location: Slave Lodge
  • From: December 1, 2014     To: April 30, 2015
Exhibition: Ghoema & Glitter: New Year Carnival in Cape Town Redux

Venue: Iziko Slave Lodge
Date: Currently on show until 30 April 2015

Iziko Social History Collections department presents Ghoema & Glitter: New Year Carnival in Cape Town Redux. The exhibition showcases a unique aspect of Cape Town and South Africa’s history and culture.

Cape Town’s New Year Carnival is rooted in the history of slavery and the development of early working class communities in the City. It was later influenced, inter alia, by the visits of blackface minstrel entertainment groups from the USA. The Carnival’s formal beginnings as a competition date back over a hundred years (1907).

‘Tweede Nuwe Jaar’ Carnival is a significant aspect of the social history of Cape Town and continues today to form part of the City’s cultural landscape. Ghoema & Glitter reveals how Carnival participation has been passed on from generation to generation, while simultaneously tracing changes to the Carnival over time. The exhibition details the histories and performances of the Nagtroepe (Malay Choirs); Christmas Bands and Klopse, who together make up what we understand as the ‘Tweede Nuwe Jaar’ celebrations.

The significance of Carnival as a celebration within the context of changing expressions of history and identity is represented. A striking study of the conflation of social life, race and politics, identity, ritual, popular culture and negotiating the everyday in South Africa’s past, can all be found in the story of Carnival. The exhibition draws on Iziko Social History’s oral history and Carnival collections, which are included in the narrative.

Ghoema & Glitter runs at the Iziko Slave Lodge until the end of April 2015. The exhibition can be seen Monday toSaturday from 10h00 to 17h00. Closed Sundays, Worker’s Day and Christmas Day.

Submission fees: Adults, R30; students & pensioners with valid SA cards, R15; Children under 18 years, R15; and children under 5, free entry. Booked school groups pay R5 per learner.

For enquiries, contact Shanaaz Galant on 021 467 7214, or e-mail sgalant@iziko.org.za Alternatively, contact Nomapatho Mesele on 021 467 7218 or e-mail nmesele@iziko.org.za.

Images: Carina Beyer - Iziko Photographer-

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Experience Iziko for a Day!

  • From: April 5, 2018     To: April 5, 2018
Experience Iziko for a Day!

This April holiday you can experience two of Iziko’s museums in a new way! From behind-the-scenes tours in a palaeontology (fossil) laboratory, drumming sessions in the amphitheatre, to a Gallery hunt! 

 

 

 

 

 

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EXPLORE THE TUNNELS UNDER CAPE TOWN

  • From: October 20, 2013     To: October 20, 2013
EXPLORE THE TUNNELS UNDER CAPE TOWN

Tunnel exploration is a new urban activity below the City of Cape Town. Parts of the underground canals and rivers date back to 1652. They used to supply the passing ships with fresh water. Later these rivers flowing through the City became pleasant walkways with bridges going over them and shaded by oaks. Cape Town was once known as the little Amsterdam in a foreign country. As the years passed and the city expanded they were eventually covered up and forgotten.

Matt Weisse will again lead groups of Friends through these tunnels. The journey of exploration begins by descending through a manhole in the Castle grounds then following tunnels under the city streets. Last year this outing attracted great interest and as numbers are limited to 20 per group early booking and payment is essential.

Cost: Members: R200; Non-Members: R250.
Booking and payment in advance is essential on all outings as numbers are limited.
For enquiries or bookings contact: Maxine Davis
Phone: 021 481 3913 Fax: 021 481 3993 E-mail: samfriends@iziko.org.za

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Explore unique careers at Iziko Museums of South Africa

  • From: July 9, 2018     To: July 11, 2018
Explore unique careers at Iziko Museums of South Africa

This three-day holiday experience is open to Grade 9–12 learners keen on exploring some of the unusual careers within our museums. Find out more about a variety of career options from the professionals working at Iziko! An ideal opportunity for learners seeking a job shadowing experience.

Interested learners, please email kmillward@iziko.org.za by 22 June 2018. Include your full name, school, grade and age, with a short motivation as to why you would like to attend.

Note: The programme can only accommodate 60 learners. A detailed programme will be sent to participants selected to attend this three-day experience. Light refreshments will be provided. Transport not included.

Venue: Iziko South African Museum, Slave Lodge, and South African National Gallery
Date: 9–11 July 2018  
Time: 09:30–14:30
Cost: FREE

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Exploring the Wonderful World of Wasps By Dr Simon van Noort

  • Location: South African Museum
  • From: February 8, 2012     To: February 8, 2012
Exploring the Wonderful World of Wasps By Dr Simon van Noort
Close-up of the cuticle of the Splendid Cuckoo wasp, Chrysis splendens (Chrysididae).

Time: 18h00–19h00
Venue: TH Barry Lecture Theatre, Iziko SA Museum
Fee: Free
Wasps are super-diverse with almost 20,000 species described from Africa alone, but hundreds of thousands of species await discovery and description, entailing exciting field expeditions into remote areas of this vast continent. The talk showcases the microscopic lives of this biologically diverse group of insects, as well as the fieldwork and research undertaken to discover and document Africa’s wasps. Fascinating biological interactions will be highlighted, including lifestyles on marine parasitoid wasps and fig pollinators.

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Explosive Transients and other Energetic Events in the Sky by Associate Professor Patrick Woudt

  • From: March 25, 2014     To: March 25, 2014
Explosive Transients and other Energetic Events in the Sky by Associate Professor Patrick Woudt

Patrick Woudt, associate professor at the Department of Astronomy at UCT will give an overview of the kind of astrophysical processes – for example stellar explosions, the merger of compact stars and the disruption of stars in the proximity of a black hole – that give rise to transient signals. How new techniques in radio astronomy allow us to see the Universe in a new way will be explained as well.

Ahead of the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) in Africa the South African MeerKAT radio telescope array will perform a number of legacy style scientific surveys on what would be the most sensitive radio telescope in the southern hemisphere.

One of these legacy surveys (ThunderKAT) will use novel ways of searching for transient signals in the live data stream.

For any enquiries contact the office at 021 481 3913 or samfriends@iziko.org.za

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Fabrications: Drapery and Dress in Works from the Iziko Collection

  • Location: South African National Gallery
  • From: January 1, 2008     To: December 31, 2008
Fabrications: Drapery and Dress in Works from the Iziko Collection

In many works of art, especially in 17th century Europe’s Baroque era, drapery began to assume a life of its own. While this was true of painting, it became especially apparent in the sculpture of Bernini in Rome. Bernini’s fame was such that the King of France, Louis XIV, wanted to lure him to France to work for him there. Bernini responded to his summons in 1665, but the only well-known result of his visit was an amazing and finely-wrought marble bust of the King, fashioned so that his head and shoulders seem to float on a whirl of drapery, as if on a cloud. The 27-year-old king is represented as young, handsome and majestic. A full-scale replica of Bernini’s famous bust features in this exhibition, courtesy of the University of Stellenbosch’s Fine Arts Department, which houses a collection of plaster casts.

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Facing the Past: Seeking the Future - Reflections on a Decade of the Truth and Reconciliation Commis

  • Location: South African National Gallery
  • From: January 1, 2006     To: December 31, 2006
Facing the Past: Seeking the Future - Reflections on a Decade of the Truth and Reconciliation Commis
Paul Stopforth , 1945-, The Interrogators 1979. Mixed media on masonite

The Truth and Reconciliation Commission was set up in 1995 to investigate human rights violations committed during the apartheid era. Its guiding principle was the promotion of reconciliation. 

The Commission started its hearings in 1996 and dealt with approximately 21 000 cases of torture and abuse. It is fitting that, a decade later, the achievements of the Commission are recognised and reflected upon. This exhibition does so in a direct and specific way in works such as Four Killed by Kitskonstabels, Grahamstown by Steve Hilton-Barber, The Death of Hector Petersen by Rose Kgoete, and Nineteen Boys Running by Kevin Brand. It also does so through works that deal symbolically with the turbulent events covered by the Commission, such as In Times of Sorrow by Kedibone Sarah Tabane and People’s Messenger by Zwelethu Mthethwa. But the exhibition also deals with works that look to the future, such as Unification by Vuyisani Mgijima and The Road to Democracy by Given Makhubele.

Enquiries

Joe Dolby
Tel: +27 (0)21 467 4682.

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FET Teachers walkabout of Rembrandt in South Africa

  • From: February 7, 2015 at 9:47am
FET Teachers walkabout of Rembrandt in South Africa

Date: Saturday, 7 February 2015
Time: 10h00 – 12h30
Venue: Iziko Old Town House
Cost: Free

For bookings, contact info@frankjoubertartcentre.co.za

 

 

 

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Figure Drawing

  • From: June 29, 2012     To: June 30, 2012
Figure Drawing

Enjoy winter school holidays with Iziko
It’s that time again ... school holidays, which means it’s time to spend some quality time with your children, nieces, nephews, god-children or any other little ones in your life. But the big question that might be playing on your mind is what are we going to do to keep the kids warm and entertained?
The June school holidays are quite long, and sometimes it’s not all that easy to keep kids entertained for long periods of time. If you are running out of ideas or would like some fresh recommendations of things to do with kids over this time, then we have a few sug-gestions for you…

Date : 29 & 30 June
Venue  : ISANG
Time : 10h00- 15h00
Fee : R20

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Filling In the Gaps

  • Location: South African National Gallery
  • From: February 15, 2019     To: October 31, 2019
Filling In the Gaps

As an important response to 2019’s ‘tenor of the times’, the Iziko South African National Gallery will be foregrounding its recent acquisitions in an exhibition titled Filling in the Gaps. Works in Filling in the Gaps, some on view at the Iziko South African National Gallery (ISANG) for the first time, reflect recent developments in painting, sculpture, photography and installation - representing works acquired since 2014. As a cross section of the diverse practices pursued by artists from around the world, this exhibition reaffirms the ISANG’s long-standing commitment to collecting and exhibiting the art of the past and present.

Filling in the Gapspromises to be surprising in its diversity, and points to the continued relevance of the institution as a national showcase of excellence in the visual arts – especially as the gallery edges towards its 150th anniversary in 2022.

Filling in the Gapsfeatures important historical acquisitions – addressing both neglected histories and works by cutting-edge artists such as Moses Tladi – the first black artist to exhibit at the Gallery in 1931, soon after the present building was inaugurated, John Koenakeefe Mohl, Ephraim Ngatane and Peter Clarke – all concerned with contemporary issues. The acquisition of their artworks assist in building a national collection that is inclusive and more representative of the overlooked and marginalised artists of the past.

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FILM FESTIVAL

  • Location: South African Museum
  • From: February 11, 2012     To: February 11, 2012
FILM FESTIVAL

Mandela: Free at Last
Walter Sisulu: Father of the Nation
Comrade Goldberg
Date: Saturday, 11 February 2012
Time: 11h00–15h00
Venue: TH Barry Lecture Theatre, Iziko SA Museum
Fee: Free [Max 100 participants]
Remembering the contribution of Nelson Mandela (on the 22nd anniversary of his release from prison) and others, to our liberation struggle in South Africa.

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Film Screening

  • From: September 24, 2018     To: September 24, 2018
Film Screening

Join us for a live screening of ‘Sida Itse’.

13:00–14:00 Film screening: Sida Îtse. This video captures the teaching and learning process of the Khoikhoi language Khoekhoegowab between Bradley van Sitters and Judith Westerveld. South African Museum, TH Barry Lecture Theatre

(All ages)

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Film screening: The Secret Life of the Circler

  • From: February 13, 2013     To: February 13, 2013
Film screening: The Secret Life of the Circler

The Secret Life of the Circler – directed by claudio velasquez rojas, produced by homebrew fiLms and jaco Loubser
time: 13h00–14h00
venue: TH Barry Lecture Theatre, Iziko South African Museum
fee: Free
Dr Robert Simmons, from the Percy Fitzpatrick Institute of African Ornithology at UCT, is involved in a 10-year ecological and satellitetagging study of Black Harriers. The globally vulnerable Black Harrier is unusual among raptors in that adult birds rarely return to their nest sites to breed. This suggests either a highly nomadic lifestyle or high mortality. To determine where breeding adult birds disperse to, five birds were fitted and followed with 12.5 solar-powered transmitters between 2008 and 2010. Three of the birds remained relatively close (60–100 km) to their breeding grounds in the Western Cape’s coast core regions during the summer non-breeding season. This DVD includes extra footage shot during the filming of this segment by chief photographer Claudio Velasquez Rojas. Screened courtesy of HOMEBREW FILMS.

Wandile Kasibe (Public Programmes Coordinator)
Tel: +27 (0)21 481 3804/13
Fax: +27 (0)21 481 3991
Email:  wkasibe@iziko.org.za or publicprogs@iziko.org.za

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Finding Meermin

  • Location: Maritime Centre
  • From: June 27, 2011     To: August 31, 2016
Finding Meermin
Lines plan of the Hoeker Meermin by J. Vlaming, 1760. Courtesy of the Scheepvaart Museum, Amsterdam

This exhibition focuses on the saga surrounding the slave ship, Meermin. It includes extracts from the newly filmed documentary, “Slave Ship Mutiny”, a touch-screen with a 3D digital model of the ship, as well as educational material. Designed as a travelling exhibition, it will be featured at upcoming events and schools in the region.

The Meermin left Madagascar on 20 January 1766 with 140 slaves. After a few days on the voyage, the slaves seized an opportune moment and revolted, taking over the ship and killing half the crew. The slaves, unable to sail the ship themselves, came to an agreement with the sailors to spare their lives if they sailed the ship back to Madagascar. The Dutch, however, set course for the Cape and eventually reached Cape Agulhas.

After several trips ashore by the slaves and interventions from local Dutch farmers, the ship ran aground.

In 2004, Iziko Museums started a National Lotteries-funded attempt to locate the wreck of the Meermin. Groundbreaking new technology was employed in the search for this enigmatic shipwreck. These included an airborne gradiometer survey and excavation methodologies at the location in the De Mond Nature Reserve on the Cape South Coast. Other aspects of the project included the development of a Waterlogged Objects Conservation laboratory with unique capabilities, including a freeze-drying facility.

Enquiries

Jaco Boshoff
Tel: +27(0)21 467 7204
Email: jboshoff@iziko.org.za

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Fired – An exhibition of South African ceramics

  • Location: William Fehr Collection at the Castle of Good Hope
Fired – An exhibition of South African ceramics
Ceramic figure of a woman carrying a baby. Sculpted by Nhlanhla Nsudwane and painted by Mickey Chonco, Ardmore Ceramic Studio, KwaZulu-Natal, 2008. Photograph by Iziko Photographer, Carina Beyer.

Fired: An exhibition of South African Ceramics, will be closed until further notice, due to restoration and renovation at the Castle of Good Hope.

The Castle of Good Hope will remain open to the public during this period.

The exhibition showcases a selection of Iziko’s rich and diverse ceramic holdings. The focus is on ceramics made in South Africa from earliest times through to the contemporary, including inspirational examples from Asia and Europe. The exhibition reveals the beauty and multi-layered meanings of ceramic works.

 

Enquiries: 
Esther Esmyol,
Tel. 021 467 7205
email eesmyol@iziko.org.za

 

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FIRED: An exhibition of South African ceramics— Walkabout —

  • Location: William Fehr Collection at the Castle of Good Hope
  • From: May 12, 2012     To: May 16, 2012
FIRED: An exhibition of South African ceramics— Walkabout —

— Walkabout —
This exhibition is dedicated to the art of South African ceramics. Celebrate the joy, beauty and the many-layered meanings of objects made of fired clay. Join us on a walkabout of Fired at the Castle, and explore the historical and cultural connections of ceramic works.

13 May 2012 at 10h00 and 16 May 2012 at 13h00

Venue: Iziko at the Castle of Good Hope,
c/o Darling & Buitenkant Streets, Cape Town
Cost: Free - but booking is essential
For bookings and enquiries please contact Lungi Mvimbi
Tel. 021 481 3823 or
email: lmvimbi@iziko.org.za

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First Thursdays – Iziko Old Town House

  • From: February 5, 2015     To: February 5, 2015
First Thursdays – Iziko Old Town House

Date: Thursday 5 February 2015
Time: 17:00 – 20:00
Cost: Free

Enquiries: contact Rosalind Malandrinos, Hon, Secretary of the Friends of Michaelis Collection; emailfriendsofmc@gmail.com

 

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Footprints

  • Location: South African National Gallery
  • From: September 1, 2017     To: February 28, 2018
Footprints

Footprints is an exhibition of works by Andrew Tshabangu spanning almost twenty-five years. Tshabangu’s black-and-white photography moves beyond the documentary mode; realism merges with otherworldly elements as the photographer experiments with ways of seeing. We encounter the city of Johannesburg – its busy public scenes and its quiet domestic spaces – as well as peoples and places further afield.

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For Future Generations – Hugh Tracey and the International Library of African Music

  • Location: William Fehr Collection at the Castle of Good Hope
  • From: November 19, 2011     To: March 31, 2012
For Future Generations – Hugh Tracey and the International Library of African Music
Hugh Tracey recording a Zulu bow player. ILAM photograph.

Pioneer and researcher of African music, and founder of the International Library of African Music (ILAM), Hugh Tracey, conducted field trips into east, central and southern Africa from as early as 1929. During these trips he collected recordings of African musicians in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, and Moçambique.

This exhibition offers an interactive view into these field trips through audio and visual/video stations containing many examples of the music, songs and stories Tracey collected and films he made. A range of African instruments, a feature on his career in broadcasting, and selections from the research of his son, Andrew Tracey, are on display.

A special focus is on Hugh Tracey’s field research tools and the prototype of the kalimba (a type of African thumb piano) Tracey adapted from the mbira (a wooden board to which staggered metal keys are attached), for use in musiceducation programmes.

Enquiries: Shanaaz Galant,
Tel: 021 467 7214
email:sgalant@iziko.org.za

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For Future Generations – Hugh Tracey and the International Library of African Music

  • Location: William Fehr Collection at the Castle of Good Hope
  • From: November 19, 2011     To: March 31, 2012
For Future Generations – Hugh Tracey and the International Library of African Music
Hugh Tracey recording a Zulu bow player. ILAM photograph.

Pioneer and researcher of African music, and founder of the International Library of African Music (ILAM), Hugh Tracey, conducted field trips into east, central and southern Africa from as early as 1929. During these trips he collected recordings of African musicians in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, and Moçambique.

This exhibition offers an interactive view into these field trips through audio and visual/video stations containing many examples of the music, songs and stories Tracey collected and films he made. A range of African instruments, a feature on his career in broadcasting, and selections from the research of his son, Andrew Tracey, are on display.

A special focus is on Hugh Tracey’s field research tools and the prototype of the kalimba (a type of African thumb piano) Tracey adapted from the mbira (a wooden board to which staggered metal keys are attached), for use in musiceducation programmes.

Enquiries: Shanaaz Galant,
Tel: 021 467 7214
email:sgalant@iziko.org.za

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Forty Years of Friendship: The Friends of the SA National Gallery: 1968–2008

  • Location: South African National Gallery
  • From: June 21, 2008     To: September 28, 2008
Forty Years of Friendship: The Friends of the SA National Gallery:  1968–2008

The Friends of the South African National Gallery (FONG) mark their 40th anniversary with this celebratory exhibition of works of art that they have presented to the Gallery’s collections over the past four decades. While the exhibition emphasises exciting, newly-acquired works of contemporary South African art that are being shown for the very first time, it also reveals the quietly supportive role played by the FONG in building a very broad and representative collection for the nation over an extensive period. Without this loyal and proactive support, our collecting activities would have been greatly impoverished.

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FOSSIL HUNTING IN AND AROUND FRASERBURG

  • From: April 30, 2014     To: May 4, 2014
FOSSIL HUNTING IN AND AROUND FRASERBURG

Have you ever watched a television programme on fossil collecting, perhaps with David Attenborough, and dreamed of making a new discovery yourself? Have you ever spent time in the Karoo with nothing but the wide open spaces interspersed with koppies and natural vegetation, the only movement sheep and the odd bokkie or rabbit, the only sound the wind and birds? Do you enjoy learning from experts in the company of like-minded individuals?

If you have not enjoyed this experience we suggest you join the annual fossil hunting trip with Dr Roger Smith where you will not only have this experience but also the opportunity to find fossils and contribute to the Museum’s collections and scientific research.

Accommodation is shared at Die Kliphuis, a comfortable bed and breakfast in Fraserberg. All meals and refreshments in the field are included; drinks are excluded.

To minimise the number of vehicles we encourage participants to share transport. Please let Maxine know whether you require a lift, or, if you can provide transport the number of passengers you can take.

We can take 22 participants. Reservation is confirmed on receipt of payment in full.
Cost:  Members: R2 700 per person sharing; single rooms cost R3 100
Non-members: R3 300 per person sharing; single rooms cost R3 700

Phone: 021 481 3913 Fax: 021 481 3993
Cell: 072 225 6893 E-mail: samfriends@iziko.org.za

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Fossil Preparation Workshop

  • From: September 24, 2014     To: September 24, 2014
Fossil Preparation Workshop

Date: 24 September 
Time: 10h00—15h00
Venue: Blue Room, ISAM

Uncover 250-million-year-old bones of long extinct mammals with Iziko’s Fossil Preparators. Equipment and training will be provided to work on a genuine fossil. (Only two persons per slot). *20 min per session (10 years and older).

Book with Zaituna Erasmus or Nolusindiso Mtalana: zerasmus@iziko.org.zanmtalana@iziko.org.za or Tel. 021 481 3925/04/12

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Fragile Histories | Fugitive Lives

  • Location: Slave Lodge
  • From: January 1, 2014     To: September 4, 2014
Fragile Histories | Fugitive Lives

Fragile Histories | Fugitive Lives, by Professor Keith Dietrich, comprises an artist’s book and four photomontages that narrate the tensions and textures of early colonial encounters at the Cape in South Africa. The work alludes to the rich though unsettled histories of the people who inhabited this globalised space characterised by an astonishing cultural, linguistic and religious diversity. This group of people comprised indigenous Khoi and San people; slaves from Africa and the Indian subcontinent; slaves, political exiles and convicts from the Dutch East Indies (Indonesia); free blacks; slaves born at the Cape; Chinese and European visitors and settlers; and the offspring of the mixing of these groups. The only traces left behind by many of these people are in the form of court records of trials that took place at the Cape. Fragile Histories is informed by trials that took place during the 1700s, and in particular by the atrocious sentences that were meted out for transgressions against a social order in which these people found themselves.

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Free entrance to Iziko Museums during Heritage Week

  • From: September 17, 2012     To: September 24, 2012
Free entrance to Iziko Museums during Heritage Week

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.  Why not explore them all during Heritage Week?

 

Entrance to all Iziko Museums (excluding the Planetarium and Castle of Good Hope)
is FREE from 17 September to 24 September 2012.

The Castle of Good Hope offers the public FREE entrance on Heritage Day, 24 September and the Planetarium will also offer a number of FREE shows on the day.

 

Looking forward to seeing you here!
 

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Free on Freedom Day

  • From: April 27, 2013     To: April 27, 2013
Free on Freedom Day

Iziko Museums of South Africa is commemorating Freedom Day by offering *free entry for all
(*excluding the Castle of Good Hope and Planetarium) on 27 April 2013. Visit Iziko and explore our museums this Freedom Day.
Iziko Bertram House, Iziko Koopmans-de Wet House and Iziko Rust & Vreugd museums will be closed on this day.

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Free Planetarium Shows

  • Location: Planetarium and Digital Dome
  • From: March 21, 2014     To: March 21, 2014
Free Planetarium Shows

Human Rights Day, 21 March 11am and 15:30

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FREE Planetarium Shows on Heritage Day

  • Location: Planetarium and Digital Dome
  • From: September 24, 2012 at 10:12am
FREE Planetarium Shows on Heritage Day

24 September 2012

To celebrate Heritage Day, the Planetarium will offer the free shows listed below.  Please note that seats are limited, so get there early!


11:00   Morris Mouse
12:00   Morris Mouse
13:00   2012 – the End or the Beginning
14:00   Morris Mouse
16:00   Morris Mouse

For more detailed information on these shows, click here.
 

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FRIENDS FOSSIL TRIP TO NIEU BETHESDA & GANORA GUEST FARM

  • From: July 5, 2017     To: July 9, 2017
FRIENDS FOSSIL TRIP TO NIEU BETHESDA & GANORA GUEST FARM

For those who love the outdoors and wide open spaces, are fascinated by all things natural and have a desire to learn, the annual Friends fossil trip to the Karoo is for you.

Once again we are privileged to have Professor Roger Smith lead us on a fossil dig in the Nieu Bethesda area where we will be staying at Ganora Guest Farm.

(Please note that this guest house has limited space, therefore accommodation has to be on a shared basis .We are limited to 25 people only, including Roger and his assistant).

This year we will visit the Ou Wapads Pass to see the Permian/Triassic extinction boundary (yes, the actual layer signifying this event) and visit Wellwood, the Rubidge family farm.

We can’t guarantee that you will find fossils but we can assure you that a world-class scientist will teach you how to go about finding them. We can also guarantee lots of clean, fresh air, congenial company and an opportunity to escape the pressures of daily life in the city. An extra bonus is enjoying the Karoo off the beaten track. We will visit isolated farms far from anywhere with few signs of life.

Although finding fossils is not easy, once one get the hang of it this becomes much easier. Even amateurs have a chance of making a major discovery. However, if you don’t find anything, wandering around isolated koppies, seeing all manner of different plants and insects with the only sound being birds or the occasional sheep makes this a unique experience.

This trip begins on Wednesday 5 July. On the first evening Roger will give a brief talk on what to expect. ThursdayFriday and Saturday are spent in the field on different farms. Each day starts with a hearty breakfast after which we head out for the day. Lunch is enjoyed in the field.

The drive from Cape Town takes about ten hours and is tarred all the way. As we prefer to limit the number of vehicles, please contact me if you require or are able to offer a lift.

To secure your booking, please respond by email to: samfriends@iziko.org.za


Cost:
Members sharing                                               R4 000
Non-members sharing                                        R4 500

Charlotte Honiball

Co-ordinator and Administrator
Friends of the South African Museum
P O Box 61 Cape Town 8000
Telephone +27 (0)21 481 3913
(Wednesdays and Fridays only)
Facsimile +27 (0)21 481 3993
Cell 072 225 6893
email samfriends@iziko.org.za
http://www.iziko.org.za/static/page/friends-of-the-south-african-museum 
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Friends-of-the-South-African-Museum/310188388996502

 

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Friends of Iziko South African Museum Annual General Meeting

  • From: August 26, 2014     To: August 26, 2014
Friends of Iziko South African Museum Annual General Meeting

Date: Tuesday, 26 August
Venue: TH Barry Lecture Theatre, SA Museum
Time: 19:00

In keeping with the rules of the constitution you are hereby invited to attend the Annual General Meeting of the Friends of Iziko South African Museum to be held in the TH Barry Lecture Theatre at 25 Queen Victoria Street, Cape Town at 19:00 on Tuesday 26 August 2014, preceding the normal lecture.

AGENDA:

  1. Welcome by the Chair
  2. Apologies
  3. Minutes of previous Annual General Meeting
  4. Treasurer’s report
  5. Chair’s report
  6. Election of eight committee members for 2014/2015
  7. Thanks and appointment of auditor
  8. Annual subscriptions increase
  9. General
  10. Close

The committee proposes the following increase in subscriptions with effect from 1 January 2015 as follows:                   

SUBSCRIPTION INCREASES FOR 2015  

 

 

 

 

 

CATEGORY

WITH EMAIL

WITHOUT EMAIL

Seniors & Students

R 160.00

R 235.00

 

 

 

Individuals

R 235.00

R 305.00

 

 

 

Family (2 adults + 2 children)

R 385.00

R 460.00        

Members will be asked to ratify the above increases at the Annual General Meeting

Prior to the Annual General Meeting, members of the Friends of Iziko South African Museum are invited to nominate candidates as prospective new committee members. 

Attached is a nomination form which must be completed by both a proposer and a seconder and signed by the candidate. All nominations should reach the Friends office before 22 August 2014.

Members are requested to produce their 2014 membership card in order to be issued with a ballot paper at the Annual General Meeting.

For enquiries, contact Maxine Davies – Phone: 021 481 3913Cell: 072 225 6893E-mail: samfriends@iziko.org.za

Non-Profit Organisation No:  052-511-NPO

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Friends of the SAM: VISIT TO DONKERTGAT

  • From: April 24, 2013 at 8:30am     To: April 24, 2013 at 5:00pm
Friends of the SAM: VISIT TO DONKERTGAT

The excursion to Donkergat will start at a mystery gate at the end of the main road through Postberg just before the turn-off to the Vingerklippe Uitkyk – a viewing sight known to many. Friends who go on this excursion will be privileged as this area falls under the jurisdiction of the South African National Defense Force, and is thus not accessible to the general public. A member of the Defense Force and a South African National Parks honorary ranger familiar with the area will accompany Friends. The Defense Force representative will talk about the historical sites, whilst the honorary ranger will discuss the fauna and the flora particular to this area.

Donkergat was first home to a whaling station from 1909. Before being closed down in 1967 more than 40 000 whales were slaughtered. A meteorological site was also established in 1942, operated by the military.

Friends will meet at the Bayside Shopping Centre in Tableview and will be asked to share transport so as to take as few vehicles as possible. Please bring a picnic lunch, your ID book and your Wild Card if you have one.

Time: Meet at Bayside Shopping Centre at 8.30 and return to Bayside by 17:00
Cost: Members with a Wild Card - R90; without a Wild Card - R120
Non-Members with a Wild Card - R110; without a Wild Card - R140
Numbers are limited
Bookings will be secured by your payment in full
Please confirm if you are willing to share transport.
Contact Maxine Davies for bookings and enquiries on

Telephone +27 (0)21 481 3913 (Wednesdays and Fridays only)or via email samfriends@iziko.org.za

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Friends visit: The Donald Greig Gallery and the bronze age foundry

  • From: February 22, 2018     To: February 22, 2018
Friends visit: The Donald Greig Gallery and the bronze age foundry

Time:       11am to 12noon
Venue:     meet at Donald Greig Gallery, 1 Coode Crescent, V & A Waterfront, Cape Town
Ticket:      R100 for members; R120 for non-members; R50 for student non-members; R0 for student members.   
                Maximum 15.
Payment: EFT reference: Greig / your surname. EFT details at bottom of this mail
 
Bronze is such a classical art material that it’s easy to overlook that working with it is not only about the material it is also about the artisans who cast it.  A visit to the Donald Greig Gallery and the Bronze Age Foundry is a rare opportunity to observe the casting process that takes an artist’s model and produces it into the finished artwork.  The tour includes a dramatic pour, when molten bronze is poured into ceramic moulds. 
 
The Bronze Age Foundry, including its predecessors, has been running for more than 20 years, casting bronzes for many of South Africa’s artists and designers.  It specialises in both lost wax and sand casting processes.  Seeing the different techniques as well as the works of different artists, with varying scales, patinas and textures, not to mention subject matters, is seeing the flexible possibilities of bronze.
 
The Donald Greig Gallery exhibits the work of Donald Greig, a well-known artist who works with bronze.  He is probably best known for his sculptures which capture a moment of an African wild life, whether in repose or about to spring into action.  The Gallery has been running for eight years.  It recently moved to the Silo district of the V&A Waterfront; the associated Bronze Age Foundry is in the same complex.  
 
 
Contact details:
office (021)481 3951
(082) 459 6225 [Jilly Cohen]
(083) 480 9189 [Phillippa Duncan]
The Friends of the Iziko SA National Gallery is a registered NPO:  
Registered in terms of the Non Profit Organisations Act No 71 of 1997 No. 031-358 NPO
The Friends banking details:
Friends of the South African National Gallery Standard Bank Thibault Square Branch Code: 020909 Account Number: 071568085
 

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Friends50

  • Location: South African National Gallery
  • From: April 15, 2018     To: November 4, 2018
Friends50

Friends50 is a curated selection of items taken from the more than 300 Friends supported acquisitions which have been purchased during the course of the past 50 years by the Friends on behalf of the National Gallery.

Since 1968, the Friends of Iziko South African National Gallery has supported the Gallery in its role as South Africa’s premier national art museum, through full-or-partial-funding of acquisitions, as well as a variety of educational and conservation initiatives. 

In 1981, the Friends made the rather astute purchase of two etchings by the then relatively unknown William Kentridge. Originally part of the Friends Choice Collection, these were the first Kentridge’s to enter the Permanent Collection when they were accessioned by the Gallery in 1986. These works are just some of the highlights which will be on show.

To find out more visit www.friendsofsang.co.za

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Frogs and fossils: Report back on research into the frog population from Langebaanweg

  • From: March 5, 2014     To: March 5, 2014
Frogs and fossils: Report back on research into the frog population from Langebaanweg

by: Dr Thalassa Matthews (Postdoctoral Fellow)

T ime: 11:00
Venue: T H Barry Lecture Theatre, Iziko South African Museum

Dr Matthews will report on the results of research into the 5.1 million year ago(mya) frog community from the west coast fossil site of Langebaanweg.
This west coast site provides unique information on the evolution of the Cape amphibian fauna and ecosystems in the southwestern Cape.
 

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From African Earth: Celebrating our African Clay Vessel Heritage

  • Location: Slave Lodge
  • From: November 13, 2014     To: March 31, 2015
From African Earth: Celebrating our African Clay Vessel Heritage

Iziko Slave Lodge
13 November 2014 until 31 March 2015

“From African Earth: Celebrating our African Clay Vessel Heritage” is an exhibition of ceramic vessels from various parts of Africa, including South Africa. It is comprised of the following components: a selection of historical hand-built, pit-fired African vessels from the Iziko permanent collection, alongside a selection of contemporary vessels created in the same genre by ceramic artists who are members of Ceramics Southern Africa (CSA) countrywide. The contemporary vessels will be selected through a process managed by CSA/WC, with the aim to locate the finest vessels reflecting elements of African vessel making. The heritage vessels will be selected from Iziko’s rich collections to represent as many regions in Africa as possible, and will include ancient Egyptian vessels, vessels from middle and east Africa through to southern Africa. A new stamp series featuring ceramic vessels from Iziko’s collection is to be launched at the same time, and the works appearing on these stamps will be incorporated in the exhibition. CSA registered World Design Capital project: #WDC577

Iziko registered World Design Capital project: #WDC255

For enquiries, contact Esther Esmyol Tel: +27(0)21 467 7205 or email: eesmyol@iziko.org.za

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From African Earth: Celebrating our African Vessel Heritage

  • Location: Slave Lodge
From African Earth: Celebrating our African Vessel Heritage

From African Earth celebrates the artistry, beauty, warmth and texture of vessels made by African ceramicists from various regions of the continent – from Egypt in the far north, to the southernmost parts of Africa. This exhibition originated in partnership with Ceramics Southern Africa (Western Cape). Currently, the exhibition is offered in a slightly altered format, showing a selection of historical and contemporary clay works from the Iziko permanent collections only.

Enquiries: Esther Esmyol, Tel. 021 467 7205 or email eesmyol@iziko.org.za

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Gateway to Antarctica

  • Location: Maritime Centre
  • From: March 26, 2015     To: April 8, 2015
Gateway to Antarctica

A new exhibition titled 'Gateway to Antarctica' is set to open at the Iziko Maritime Centre. The exhibition, comprising 12 paintings of historical ships that have sailed the Southern Ocean to Antarctica, were created by South African maritime artist, Peter Bilas. The paintings were mounted on South Africa’s previous Antarctic research and supply ship, the SA Agulhas, and are owned by the Directorate: Southern Oceans and Antarctic Support, Department of Environmental Affairs. With the support of the owner, the public will have the opportunity to view the paintings before they are mounted in the new ship, the SA Agulhas II. The exhibition can be viewed Monday to Sunday from 10h00 until 17h00.

For enquiries, contact curator, Thys van der Merwe on Tel: 021 467 7201 or email tvandermerwe@iziko.org.za

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Gender Equity and Reconciliation “Taster”

  • From: April 5, 2018     To: April 5, 2018
Gender Equity and Reconciliation “Taster”

Healing and Transformation of Gender Relations

By donation, 12-1pm Thursday 5 April, Iziko Slave Lodge
RSVP: sadams@iziko.org.za

In relation to Still Figuring Out What it Means to be a Man (www.stillfiguringout.com), please join us for a one-hour taster on transforming gender relations, from 12pm-1pm on Thursday 5 April 2018, at Iziko Slave Lodge

Experience a glimpse into new pathways of healing, mutual respect, authenticity, and equitable relations between the genders

Experience a taste of deep authentic connection with yourself and others Cultivate respectful and authentic dialogue

Develop greater awareness of gender and sexuality injustice and inequality in our communities

“The work of racial integration is never going to be complete without the work of gender reconciliation.”

– Rev. Mpho Tutu, Former Executive Director of the Desmond & Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation

This taster precedes a 3-day workshop, 27-29 April - please enquire for more information

A NEW CONVERSATION

As Freedom Day approaches, the hearts and minds of South Africans will centre on issues of race, class, privilege, and the socio-economic injustice that continues to plague our young democracy. Issues of gender and sexuality are just one aspect of these injustices. Yet a whole new conversation is urgently needed to address the root causes of gender and sexual injustice that inhibits us from realising the freedom from gender and social conditioning – the freedom to be FULLY HUMAN.

A NEW APPROACH - GENDER EQUITY AND RECONCILIATION (GER)

Gender issues lie at the heart of many of the social issues that plague our communities and personal lives: relationship problems, domestic violence, gangsterism, violent crime, substance abuse, bullying, lack of intimacy, loneliness, teenage pregnancy, rape, etc. It is these daily acts of violence and micro- aggressions which take place within many intimate relationships that establish the conditions which bring about manifestations of violence on a greater scale. The transformation of gender relations is key to enhancing our freedom as humans and as citizens, and creating sustainable peace in our society. The GER process provides a rare forum to jointly confront the personal, social, and cross-cultural origins of gender oppression and exploitation, and to reach mutual healing and understanding. Open to people of all sexual orientations and gender identities, Gender Equity and Reconciliation activities apply an experiential learning methodology combined with skilful facilitation in a group setting, to provide a community-based approach to gender analysis that complements traditional activist, political, and academic approaches.

DETAILS

This taster will involve experiential processes and exercises, and will be highly participatory. All are welcome – whatever your ethnic and cultural background, sexual orientation, gender identity, or faith.

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Gender Equity and Reconciliation “Taster” Healing and Transformation of Gender Relations

  • From: May 19, 2018     To: May 19, 2018
Gender Equity and Reconciliation “Taster” Healing and Transformation of Gender Relations

Linked to the exhibition, Still Figuring Out What it Means to be a Man:
  • Experience a glimpse into new pathways of healing, mutual respect, authenticity, and equitable relations between the genders
  • Cultivate respectful and authentic dialogue
  • Develop greater awareness of gender and sexual injustice and inequality in our communities
 
This taster will involve experiential processes and exercises, and will
be highly participatory. All are welcome – whatever your ethnic and
cultural background, sexual orientation, gender identity, or faith.
 
Date: Saturday, 19 May 2018 . Time: 09:30 for 10:00 – 13:00
Venue: Iziko Slave Lodge, c/o Adderley & Wale St, Cape Town
RSVP: Zanele Khumalo at zani.khumalo@gmail.com and
Wandile Kasibe at wkasibe@iziko.org.za
 

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GEOLOGY TOUR OF THE CAPE PENINSULA:

  • From: October 19, 2013     To: October 19, 2013
GEOLOGY TOUR OF THE CAPE PENINSULA:

Have you ever wondered why Table Mountain looks like it does? Are you aware it wasn’t ‘born’ in its present position, but ‘hatched’ 1 500 kilometers south of Cape Town, close to the South Pole?

Why are the black rocks along the Sea Point beach front aligned the way they are? Do you know they were laid down about 200 kilometers west of their present location? How did the many large granite boulders dotted about at various places on the Peninsula get there and why are they so rounded?

If you’d like answers to these and other (geology) questions, you can either Google them or learn ‘at the feet of the master’ by joining us on Saturday 19 October on a geological tour of the peninsula, led by Dr Roger Smith, the Curator of Karoo Palaeontology at Iziko and an international authority on sedimentology, stratigraphy and geology.

We guarantee a very interesting and informative experience.

Date: 19 October2013
Time: Meet at the South African Museum 08:45 for a 09:00 departure by bus, returning at 17:00 and bring a picnic lunch.
Cost: Members: R200 per person; Non-members R250 per person 

For enquiries or bookings contact: Maxine Davis

Phone: 021 481 3913 Fax: 021 481 3993 E-mail: samfriends@iziko.org.za

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Gerard Sekoto - From the Paris Studio

  • Location: South African National Gallery
  • From: January 1, 2006     To: December 31, 2006
Gerard Sekoto - From the Paris Studio
Gerald Sekoto, Study for The Donkey Cart, 1946 pencil on paper.

Gerard Sekoto died in Paris on 20 March 1993. In 2000 the Department of Arts, Culture, Science and Technology donated the contents of his studio to the Iziko South African National Gallery. This exhibition consists of a small but choice selection of works on paper and a display of memorabilia. A number of drawings in the exhibition provide fascinating insights into Sekoto’s working methods. One example is the Study for The Donkey Cart, dated 1946, which is a study for the oil painting. The sketch captures the essence of the scene in a few brilliant strokes. A comparison with the final painting shows a number of detailed changes, all of which result in a more taut composition and is evidence of the care and attention Sekoto devoted to the work. Similar examples in the exhibition are the Study for Bernard, the artist’s brother asleep, dated 1945, and the Study for Two Friends, a pencil drawing of 1940.

Enquiries

Joe Dolby

Tel: +27 (0)21 467-4682

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Ghoema & Glitter: New Year Carnival in Cape Town

  • Location: William Fehr Collection at the Castle of Good Hope
  • From: June 1, 2011     To: July 31, 2011
Ghoema & Glitter: New Year Carnival in Cape Town
Kaapse Klopse Finals, 30 January 2010. Photograph by Iziko Photographer, Carina Beyer, Iziko Social History Collections.

The Iziko Social History Collections department presents a part of history and culture unique to Cape Town and South Africa. It focuses on how carnival participation has been passed on from generation to generation, while tracing the carnival’s roots and its transformation over the centuries. A striking case study of how social life, politics, identity, popular culture, ritual and negotiating day-to-day life all come together, can be found in the celebration of carnival and in the performances of the Malay choirs, Christmas bands and klopse troupes. The significance of carnival as celebration, as well as the context of changing expressions of identity, are highlighted.

Enquiries:
Katie Mooney
Tel. 021 467 7215
email kmooney@iziko.org.za

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Ghoema and Glitter: New Year Carnival in Cape Town

  • Location: William Fehr Collection at the Castle of Good Hope
  • From: June 5, 2010     To: July 31, 2011
Ghoema and Glitter: New Year Carnival in Cape Town

This exhibition by the Iziko Social History Collections (SHC) department showcases a part of history and culture unique to Cape Town and South Africa. It focuses on how carnival participation has been passed on from generation to generation, while tracing the carnival’s roots and its transformation over the centuries. A striking case study of how social life, politics, identity, popular culture, ritual and negotiating day-to-day life all come together can be found in the celebration of carnival and in the performances of the Malay choirs, Christmas bands and klopse troupes. The significance of carnival as celebration, as well as the context of changing expressions of identity is highlighted.

The exhibition draws on Iziko SHC’s new oral history and carnival collections, which are displayed in audiovisual stations, contemporary images and text panels.

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Go Bats

  • Location: South African Museum
  • From: November 1, 2001     To: November 30, 2005
Go Bats

How do they fly?

How do they "see" in the dark?

What has batman got to do with them?

Come and discover BATS at the South African Museum, 25 Queen Victoria Street, Cape Town. 

New exhibition from 1 November 2001

For more information on bats, visit these bat-related web sites:

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GOGGAS: Tour Entomology Collections

  • From: March 26, 2015     To: December 31, 2015
GOGGAS: Tour Entomology Collections

26 March until 31 December 2015

Ever wondered what the largest or smallest insect is? Which is the rarest insect? Which is the deadliest?

Join a behind-the-scenes guided tour of the entomology research collection and find out! An entomology staff member will conduct a half-hour tour every Friday at 11:00. Space is limited so please book your place at the reception desk.

Enquiries: ISAM Reception Tel. 021 481 3805

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Groot Constantia

  • From: September 24, 2018     To: September 24, 2018
Groot Constantia

Take advantage of this opportunity to explore the beautiful, picturesque Constantia Valley free of charge this heritage Day.

09:00 Guided tour: Groot Constantia Manor House Groot Constantia (All ages)

10:00–13:00 Walk: Constantia Heritage and Education Project. Forced removals ex-residents memorial walk from Groot Constantia to Strawberry Lane, Constantia Groot Constantia (All ages)

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Groot Constatntia Fashion Show

  • From: September 24, 2016     To: September 24, 2016
Groot Constatntia Fashion Show

The CEO of Iziko Museums of South Africa, Ms Rooksana Omar, and Groot Constantia Estate cordially invites you to attend the Iziko Groot Constantia Heritage Day 2016 Fashion Show.  See invite below for more info.

 

 

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Guided Tour of Groot Constantia Wine Estate

  • From: September 24, 2014     To: September 24, 2014
Guided Tour of Groot Constantia Wine Estate

Date: 24 September
Time: 12h00—13h00

Explore Groot Constantia vineyards – the planting, harvesting, production and bottling of wine will be explained, followed by wine tasting (Max 60 participants).

Bookings essential as space is limited. Suitable for adults.

For enquiries, contact Wandile Kasibe on Tel. 021 481 3804/13 or email publicprogs@iziko.org.za or sharmans@iziko.org.za

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Guided Tour of Groote Schuur Manor House

  • From: July 25, 2014 at 9:08am
Guided Tour of Groote Schuur Manor House

Friday 25th July at 10.00am
Cost: R50 Booking essential

The former Cape Town residence of the state president, the gabled Groote Schuur ('Big Barn') was originally built in 1667 to serve as the VOC's granary before it was bought by Cecil John Rhodes in 1893 and converted into a grand mansion and office. Along with the building, Rhodes bought several other properties on Table Mountain's eastern slopes during the late 19th century, including the summer house of Rudyard Kipling, the Woolsack, and Mostert's Mill. Rhodes died in 1910 and bequeathed his estate to the nation. 

For all queries and bookings, contact Rosalind Malandrinos, Hon. Secretary Friends of the Michaelis –friendsofmc@gmail.com or Cell: 0827895050 or like us on Facebook.

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Guided tour of Iziko Rust en Vreugd

  • From: September 22, 2014     To: September 23, 2014
Guided tour of Iziko Rust en Vreugd

Time: 12h00 – 13h00
Date: 22 & 23 September
Venue: Iziko Rust en Vreugd, 78 Buitenkant Street, Cape Town

Explore the historic Iziko Rust en Vreugd Museum. Rust en Vreugd was built as a home for Willem Cornelis Boers, a high-ranking official of the VOC around 1777–1778. The house was built on Cape Town’s outer limits (thus the name of the street – buitenkant or outer edge) in the transitional area between town and the larger market garden farms of the upper part of the city. After Boers, the property passed to several other private citizens. The house has since served as a Dutch Reformed Church; teachers’ training college; the Cape Town High School (1925–1957); and in the early 1960s it was restored and converted into a gallery space. A second restoration took place in 1993, and more recently, disabled access facilities were installed. In 1965, William Fehr donated his private collection of works of art on paper (watercolours, prints and drawings) to the people of South Africa. This gift is housed at Rust en Vreugd. Due to the sensitive nature of artworks on paper, only a selection of works is on exhibition.

Bookings essential. All ages welcome.

Contact Wandile Kasibe on Tel. 021 481 3804/13 or email publicprogs@iziko.org.za or sharmans@iziko.org.za

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GUIDED TOUR OF THE NEW IZIKO SOCIAL HISTORY CENTRE

  • Location: South African Museum
  • From: September 7, 2011 at 9:45am     To: September 7, 2011 at 11:30am
GUIDED TOUR OF THE NEW IZIKO SOCIAL HISTORY CENTRE

WEDNESDAY 7 SEPTEMBER 2011: 9:45 - 11:30

Members and friends are invited to join a guided tour of the Iziko Social History Centre.

The Iziko Social History Collections Department represents the consolidated diverse collections of the former South African Cultural History Museum, the South African Museum Anthropology collections and the William Fehr Collection from the Castle and Rust en Vreugd. To house them all, the 1930's National Mutual Building, a Herbert Baker inspired building on Church Square, underwent considerable refurbishment for a period of 3/4 years, and is now known as the Iziko Social History Centre. It houses over 200 000 objects in a number of stores with excellent climate control and liberal storage units. In addition there are conservation laboratories including specialist maritime archaeology facilities. Many original features of the building have been retained.

Esther Esmyol and colleagues will give a tour of the new facilities to two groups of fifteen Friends and show some of the highlights and mention some of the challenges of the Department.

REFRESHMENTS: Tea, coffee and biscuits will be served in the first floor boardroom at the end of the tour.

PARKING is not available at the building, but there are a number of parking garages in the area.

MEETING POINT: Meet at 9:45 on Church Square, at the statue of JH Hofmeyer (weather permitting). Alternatively inside the building in the library on the ground floor (former banking hall of the National Mutual Life Association of Australasia), if it rains.

COST: Members - R30; non-members - R45

Book early to avoid disappointment as numbers are limited.

Contact details:
Name: Maxine  
e-mail: samfriends@iziko.org.za           
Number: 072 225 6893

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Guided tour of the Western Cape Archives

  • Location: South African Museum
  • From: August 19, 2011 at 10:00am     To: September 2, 2011 at 11:59pm
Guided tour of the Western Cape Archives

Date: Friday 19 August or Friday 2 September
Time: 10:00 – 12:00
Venue: Western Cape Archives, Roeland Street, Cape Town.
Cost: Members – R30 and non-members – R45

Bookings on all excursions will only be secured with a 50% deposit.

Situated on the site of the historic Roeland Street jail and a few hundred metres from the Central Fire Station the Western Cape Archives houses volumes going back to Jan van Riebeeck's departure from Holland to colonise the southern tip of Africa, in his own handwriting. Plus hand written records from many of the first towns and dorps where the early Europeans settled. It is interesting to see a volume of the first Dutch East India Company allocation of land to settlers in Constantia, and note that some of the current landowners family ownership dates all the way back to this original allocation all those years ago.

 

The guided tour will include:
An introductory lecture in the conference room by Mr Jaco van der Merwe who will give an overview of the work done at the Archives and the facilities available to everyone including tracing personal genealogy as well as historical research.
A visit to one of the many stack rooms where old records and books are stored. Handwritten in black ink in a perfect cursive it is interesting to read the 350 year old Dutch sentence construction and word usage.
You will be welcome to stay after the guided tour and try out your new found skills in the library or to return at a later date.
Parking: In Roeland Street outside the Archives on either side of the road or secure dedicated parking is available behind the Archives.

Bookings will be secured with payment in full as usual and confirmation of your transaction to be made by fax or e-mail.
Please confirm your preferred date before making payment. Numbers are strictly limited due to space constraints

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Guided Tour: Sounds and Silences of a San Archive

  • From: September 24, 2014     To: September 24, 2014
Guided Tour: Sounds and Silences of a San Archive

12h00—12h45
Date: 24 September

Take a guided tour of the exhibition, Sounds and Silences of a San Archive at Iziko Bertram House. The exhibition forms part of Iziko Social History’s archive of /Xam and other San ethnography, artefacts, rare wax cylinder sound recordings, drawings, and memories collected by Wilhelm Bleek, Lucy Lloyd and Dorothea Bleek between 1856 and 1947. This archive has revolutionised our understanding of San life past and present.

All ages welcome. Bookings essential.

Contact Wandile Kasibe on Tel. 021 481 3804/13 or email publicprogs@iziko.org.za or sharmans@iziko.org.za

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GUIDED TOUR: THE KING'S MAP

  • Location: South African Museum
  • From: March 8, 2013 at 5:00pm     To: March 12, 2013 at 6:00pm
GUIDED TOUR: THE KING’S MAP

Join the Friends of the South African museum and curator, Professor Ian Glenn for a walkabout of the exhibition:

The King’s Map, Francois La Vaillant in southern Africa: 1781 -1784

Le Vaillant created a window on southern Africa through his writings, watercolours and maps that vividly depict both nature and human interaction at that time. Notably, Le Vaillant was a free thinking all-rounder, whose keen interest in the world included not only nature and art, but the social conditions experienced by the local people he engaged with.

Discover the journey and multidimensional legacy of this 18th century explorer, naturalist and social critic.

TIME: 17:00 -18:30

VENUE: Iziko South African Museum, 25 Queen Victoria Road, Cape Town

Cost:   R30 for members, R 40 non-members

Booking Essential  

Enquiries contact  
Maxine Davies
Friends of the South African Museum
Telephone +27 (0)21 481 3913 (Wednesdays and Fridays only)
Facsimile +27 (0)21 481 3993
email samfriends@iziko.org.za

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Guided Tours

  • From: September 22, 2014     To: September 23, 2014
Guided Tours

Date: 22 & 23 September
Time: 12h00 - 13h00                                                       

Explore our exhibitions and museums this Heritage Week. At the Slave Lodge, experience “Singing Freedom: Music and the struggle against apartheid”; “There’s something I must tell you”; and The isiShweshwe Story: Material women?. Over at Iziko Bertram House, Hiddingh Campus, learn about past and present San life on a walkabout of Sounds and Silences of a San Archive. Guided tours will also take place at Iziko Koopmans-de Wet House Museum; Iziko Maritime Centre; and Iziko Groot Constantia.

Bookings essential. All ages welcome.

Contact Wandile Kasibe on Tel. 021 481 3804/13 or email publicprogs@iziko.org.za or sharmans@iziko.org.za

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Guided Tours at the SA Museum, Rust en Vreugd & Castle of Good Hope

  • From: September 24, 2014     To: September 24, 2014
Guided Tours at the SA Museum, Rust en Vreugd & Castle of Good Hope

Date: 24 September
Time: 12h00—13h00

Explore Iziko Museums! The following guided tours will take place on Heritage Day:

  • Behind-the-scenes-tour of the Entomology collections at Iziko South African Museum (Max 15 participants).
  • Guided tour of Iziko Rust en Vreugd Museum.
  • Guided tour of the Castle of Good Hope.

Bookings essential as space is limited. All ages welcome.

Contact Wandile Kasibe on Tel. 021 481 3804/13 or email publicprogs@iziko.org.za or sharmans@iziko.org.za

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Guided Tours at the Slave Lodge, SA Museum and Castle of Good Hope

  • From: September 24, 2014     To: September 24, 2014
Guided Tours at the Slave Lodge, SA Museum and Castle of Good Hope

Date: 24 September
Time: 11h00—12h00

Explore several exhibitions and museums on Heritage Day: Bo-Kaap; Singing Freedom: Music and the struggle against apartheid;There’s something I must tell you (Iziko Slave Lodge); Design & Making [the story of food] (Castle of Good Hope); Iziko South African Museum.

Bookings essential as space is limited. All ages welcome.

Contact Wandile Kasibe on Tel. 021 481 3804/13 or email publicprogs@iziko.org.za or sharmans@iziko.org.za

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Guided tours of Iziko on Heritage Day

  • From: September 24, 2012     To: September 24, 2012
Guided tours of Iziko on Heritage Day

Guided tour of Fired: An exhibition of South African ceramics with curator Esther Esmyol
Venue: Iziko at the Castle of Good Hope
Time: 11:00 to 11:45

 

 


Guided tour of Siliva Zulu with curator Gerald Klinghardt
Venue: Slave Lodge
Time: 11:00 to 11:45


Numismatics “show ‘n tell” with Director of Social History Collections, Lalou Meltzer
Venue: Slave Lodge
Time: 11:00 to 11:45


Guided tour of the Bo-Kaap Museum and surrounds
Venue: Bo-Kaap Museum
Time: 12:00 to 12:45
 

 

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H2O Today

  • From: November 28, 2018     To: July 31, 2019
H2O Today

H2O Today explores the beauty and essential nature of water, the planet’s lifeblood. The exhibition examines the diversityand challenges of our global water sources and promotes conversation, creativity and innovation through art, science and technology. H20 Today is organised by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service. It was adapted from an exhibition organised by the American Museum of Natural History, New York, and the Science Museum of Minnesota, St. Paul, in collaboration with Great Lakes Science Center, Cleveland; The Field Museum, Chicago; Instituto Sangari, Sao Paul, Brazil; National Museum of Australia, Canberra; Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, Canada; San Diego Natural History Museum; and Science Centre Singapore with PUB Singapore.

  Science Museum of Minnesota, St. Paul www.smm.org

 

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Half-Price Planetarium Shows

  • From: September 24, 2018     To: September 24, 2018
Half-Price Planetarium Shows

Enjoy a 360-degree cinematic experience with our planetarium shows at half the price on Monday 24 September 2018 (Heritage Day) at the Iziko Planetarium and Digital Dome- located in the Iziko South African National Museum. We have a wide variety of shows, catering for people of all ages. There’s something for everyone. The show times are as follows:

10:00 Planetarium show: TILT  (Children’s show)

11:00 Planetarium show: Polaris (Children’s show)

12:00 Planetarium show: Accidental Astronauts (Children’s show)

13:00 Planetarium show: Infinity Express (Children’s show)

14:00 Planetarium show: Phantom of the Universe (Youth & adults)

15:00 Planetarium show: Asteroid Mission Extreme (Youth & adults)

16:00 Planetarium show: To Space and Back (Youth & adults) 

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Hand of Fatima - Exhibiton by Farideh Zariv

  • Location: Bo-Kaap Museum
  • From: July 4, 2004     To: July 5, 2004
Hand of Fatima - Exhibiton by Farideh Zariv

The Hand of Fatima, an ancient motif in northern African and Middle Eastern art and architecture, is rich in meaning. The symbol is also known as khamsa and the Eye of Fatima in Islamic tradition. The Hand of Fatima symbolises divine protection, freedom and peaceful co-existence with others and is used in amulets, jewellery and architectural features. Predating Islam, the symbol has been widely assimilated into Islamic art.

The Iranian-Australian artist Farideh Zariv has, since 1990, collected more than eighty artworks incorporating the Hand of Fatima; collected from Iran, all over the Arabian world and India. Selected pieces will be on display. Also displayed will be multi-media artworks by Zariv that were inspired by the Hand of Fatima. According to Zariv, “…each hand has a message for humankind. The Hand of Fatima is a symbol of that message, carrying spiritual and mystical meanings. This hand could be a hand of light, showing humankind the way to brightness and peace. It could also be a hand, which directs human attention to inner spirituality. In my art I try to convey this message, including the essence of the hand, in the title of each work.”

A DVD on contemporary Iranian paintings will be screened at the Bo-Kaap Museum on 4 and 5 July, 10:00 to 11:00.

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HEART OF CAPE TOWN MUSEUM

  • From: April 22, 2015     To: April 22, 2015
HEART OF CAPE TOWN MUSEUM

Date: Wednesday, 22 April 2015
Time: 10h30
Cost: Members: R150; Non-members: R160

Where were you and do you remember reading or hearing the news of Dr Chris Barnard’s ground breaking surgery?

Join the Friends of the South African Museum for this fascinating visit to relive those amazing days when news of Dr Chris Barnard’s first successful human heart transplant was carried out at Groote Schuur Hospital. The world’s attention was grabbed by this sensational news especially because it came from a South African surgeon and not an American.

Join the Friends for a morning visit to this fascinating piece of Cape Town history.

Booking and payment in advance will secure your place on this interesting outing.

Contact Maxine DaviesCo-ordinator and AdministratorFriends of the South African Museum on Tel: +27 (0)21 481 3913

(Wednesdays and Fridays only) or Cell 072 225 6893 or email samfriends@iziko.org.za

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Hemelliggaam or the attempt to be here now (chapter one )

  • Location: South African Museum
  • From: March 9, 2018     To: April 22, 2018
Hemelliggaam or the attempt to be here now (chapter one )

TOMMASO FISCALETTI AND NIC GROBLER
CURATED BY FILIPPO MAGGIA
 

"Hemelliggaam or The Attempt To Be Here Now" is a long term project by the artists Tommaso Fiscaletti and Nic Grobler.

The Project explores the existential aspects of the human-environment-astronomy relationship with a contemporary perspective.

‘Hemelliggaam or The Attempt To Be Here Now explores the almost mystical relationship that binds mankind to the heavens from multiple perspectives: from the point where, lifting one’s gaze over the horizon, the sky begins above the known world, to a point far beyond, where the curious eye of man, carried by science, has taken it. And when science is not enough, the power of fantasy attempts to transport it into a dimension that goes beyond knowledge’  Filippo Maggia, curator.

The photographic and video installation inside the Iziko South African Museum is introduced by a complementary selection of 20 photographs installed between the trees of The Company’s Garden. The project is a growing archive, ‘Chapter One’ is the first exhibition of a work in progress.

The project is contributing to the Roadmap of the History of Astronomy in South Africa, promoted by the National Research Foundation (NRF).

www.hemelliggaam.com

Enquiries: Nokuthula Nhleko nmbanyana@iziko.org.za

 
THURSDAY 8 MARCH 2018, 18:00 for 18:30
IZIKO SOUTH AFRICAN MUSEUM
25 QUEEN VICTORIA STREET, CAPE TOWN
9 MARCH 2018 ~ 22 APRIL 2018
DAILY 10:00 ~ 17:00
 
 

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Hemelliggaam or The Attempt To Be Here Now (Chapter One)

  • Location: South African Museum
  • From: March 9, 2018     To: April 22, 2018
Hemelliggaam or The Attempt To Be Here Now (Chapter One)

"Hemelliggaam or The Attempt To Be Here Now" is a long term project by the artists Tommaso Fiscaletti and Nic Grobler.

The Project is exploring the existential aspects of the human-environment-astronomy relationship with a contemporary perspective.

‘Hemelliggaam or The Attempt To Be Here Now explores the almost mystical relationship that binds mankind to the heavens from multiple perspectives: from the point where, lifting one’s gaze over the horizon, the sky begins above the known world, to a point far beyond, where the curious eye of man, carried by science, has taken it. And when science is not enough, the power of fantasy attempts to transport it into a dimension that goes beyond knowledge’  Filippo Maggia, curator.

The photographic and video installation inside the Iziko South African Museum will be introduced by a complementary selection of 20 photographs installed between the trees of The Company’s Garden. The project is a growing archive, ‘Chapter One’ is the first exhibition of a work in progress.

The project is contributing to the Roadmap of the History of Astronomy in South Africa, promoted by the National Research Foundation (NRF).

www.hemelliggaam.com

Enquiries: Nokuthula Nhleko nmbanyana@iziko.org.za

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Heritage and Oral History Projects Writing Skills

  • Location: Slave Lodge
  • From: June 28, 2011 at 10:00am     To: June 28, 2011 at 11:30am
Heritage and Oral History Projects Writing Skills

All history learners and educators welcome to attend the workshops focusing on planning and writing a heritage project and planning and conducting an oral history project. 

Dates: June 28, 29 and 30, 2011

Time: 10h00

Age group: From age 15

Cost: Donations only

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Heritage Day activities at Iziko Museums

  • From: September 17, 2012     To: September 24, 2012
Heritage Day activities at Iziko Museums

Cape Town is abuzz with activity from the 17th to 24th September! Not only are we celebrating Heritage Week, but Creative Cape Town have also brought us Creative Week.

If you’d like to know more about Creative Week activities in and around the city, visit http://www.creativeweekct.co.za/

You’ll find a full programme of Iziko Museum and City of Cape Town events below and do feel free to browse our ‘What’s On’ entries for more detail.

You can also download a copy of the programme here.

 


 

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Heritage Day Discussions

  • From: September 24, 2013     To: September 24, 2013
Heritage Day Discussions

Public Talks and Discussions
Gain fresh perspectives, voice your opinion and have your say at the lectures, talks and discussions:

  • Indigenous Peoples and the Land Question, a public discussion that will take us back into the very ‘heart’ of the land question, its complexities and how the Land Act of 1913 has affected indigenous communities. Chaired by Dr Yvette Abrahams, with participants Chief John Witbooi, Willa Boezak, Priscilla de Wet; Chiefness Jean Burger and Ron Martin. Rock Art Gallery, ISAM from 13:00-16:30.

  • “The Exhibition as a Dramatic Construction” a discussion by Jens Hoffmann of a trilogy of exhibitions he organised for the CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts in San Francisco, based on iconic American novels. Booking essential: Tel. 021 465 1546 or info@sajewishmuseum.co.za. South African Jewish Museum, Nelson Mandela Auditorium, 88 Hatfield Street, Gardens.

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HERITAGE DAY EVENT PROGRAMME

  • From: September 25, 2014     To: September 25, 2014
HERITAGE DAY EVENT PROGRAMME

Presentation of 3 Short Films
Venue: TH Barry Lecture Theatre, ISAM
Thursday, 25 September 2014

Time

Item

09:00-09:30   

YouTube Channels –showcasing other digital stories

09:30-09:35   

Welcome

Dr Wayne Alexander

 

09:35-09:55   

Introduction

"Pedagogical use of Digital Stories and use of Role Play"

By Dr Richard Knight TH Barry Lecture Theatre, ISAM

 

10:00-10:15

Kyle Swartz ,  Film title: “Cape Towns future options for clean energy”  Running time :15.00

 

10:15-10:26

Aiden Barnes,  Film title: “Western Cape: Vulnerability to climate change”  Running time:10.52

 

10:26-10:50

Dale Patience ,  Film title: “Kirstenbosch Documentary”  

Running time:16.50

 

10:50-11.30

Panel discussion:

                                Dr Rich Knight (BCB/ESS Lecturer)

                                Ms Gwen Raitt (BCB Lecturer)

                                Mr Martin Cocks (ESS lecturer)

                                   Mr Andre Daniels (Digital Media Services at UWC - Promoter of use of digital stories in education)

 

12:00-12:05

Vote of Thanks: Ms D Naran. Senior Educator, Natural History Collections

12:00

Student visit museum exhibitions

 

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Heritage Day FREE Planetarium shows:

  • From: September 24, 2013     To: September 24, 2013
Heritage Day FREE Planetarium shows:

Heritage Day FREE Planetarium shows:

Explore the universe and visit the Iziko Planetarium for Free on Heritage Day. Marvel at the Milkyway and travel to the stars. Transport yourself through space and time. Meet a fury friend in Tick Tock the Mouse and the Clock (for ages 5-12). Discover if the Stars influence your life or see Light and life in time and space (for adults and teens).

Show Times:

  • 11h00 – 11h30 Tick Tock the Mouse and the Clock
  • 12h00 – 12h30 Tick Tock the Mouse and the Clock
  • 13h00 – 13h45 Do the stars influence your life? (recommended for teens and adults)
  • 14h00 – 14h45 Light and Life in Space and Time (recommended for teens and adults)
  • 15h00 – 15h30 Tick Tock the Mouse and the Clock

DATE: Heritage Day, Tuesday, 24 September 2013

Venue: Iziko Planetarium, ISAM, 25 Queen Victoria Street Cape Town

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Heritage Day Programme 2016

  • From: September 24, 2016     To: September 24, 2016
Heritage Day Programme 2016

Please download programme HERE

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Heritage Day Sunset Concert

  • Location: South African Museum
  • From: September 24, 2012     To: September 24, 2012
Heritage Day Sunset Concert

The Amphitheatre outside the Iziko South African Museum
24 September 2012
16:30 – 18:30

Welcome the start of spring on a picnic blanket in the Company’s Garden, while the sun slowly sets behind our glorious Table Mountain.
Entertainment will be provided by the talented Cape Philharmonic Youth Orchestra, followed by poet Tony Stuart and the festive sounds of a local jazz band, Hassan’adas.Your host for the afternoon will be the hilarious MC and comedian, Wayne McKay.
Cheese platters as well as wine and other refreshments will be available from the Iziko Café from 16:00 – 18:30.

(Should weather prevent an outdoor concert, the event will move into the museum’s iconic Whale Well.)

The concert is a free event so bring the whole family!

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Heritage Day Walkabouts

  • From: September 24, 2013     To: September 28, 2013
Heritage Day Walkabouts

Join Iziko curators for guided tours of the museums, and exhibition walkabouts:

  • Objects in the Tide of Time at the Iziko South African National Gallery, 11:00-11:30
  • Oliver Reginald Tambo: The modest revolutionary, Iziko Slave Lodge, 11:15-12:00
  • Guided walkabout of the Iziko South African Museum, 11:15- 12:00
  • The isishweshwe story: material women?, Iziko Slave Lodge, 12:30-13:00
  • Opening Plato’s Cave: The Legacy of Kevin Atkinson, Iziko South African National Gallery, 14:30-15:30
  • Footsteps to Freedom historical city walking tour of Cape Town. Meet at the Taj Cape Town reception, from 10h20-12h30. Repeated daily 24–28 Sept.
  • Walk the Groot Constantia Vineyards. The planting, harvesting, production and bottling of wine will be explained. The walk will be followed by a wine tasting. Book with Karen Woodcock: tours@grootconstantia.co.za or Tel. 021 794 5128 ext. 208 by 23 September. Cost: R50 per person.
  • Walkabout: Artist Cathy Abraham gives a tour through her fascinating exhibition, Undying Entaglement. Booking: Tel. 021 465 1546 or info@sajewishmuseum.co.za. Repeated on 29 Sept. South African Jewish Museum, 88 Hatfield Street, Gardens

 

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Heritage Day Workshops

  • From: September 23, 2013     To: September 28, 2013
Heritage Day Workshops

Get involved, restore and reclaim our art, social and natural heritage through workshops:

  • Wood carving workshop, inspired by the exhibition, Against the Grain will be hosted at the Iziko South African National Gallery Annexe, St John’s Street from 10:00-16:00 Woodcarving Workshop: Inspired by the exhibition Against the Grain; Sculptors from the Cape,showcasing the works of South African sculptors, artists Shepherd Mbanya and Thami Kiti host this class. Book with Kathy Coates: kcoates@iziko.org.za or Tel. 021 481 3954/ 04/ 12. *Max 20 participants
  • An oral history workshop will be hosted at the Iziko Bo-Kaap Museum, Wale Street, from 11:00-12:00.  What is oral history? What are the strengths and weaknesses of oral history as historical evidence? How do we go about conducting oral history interviews? Book with Shanaaz Galant: sgalant@iziko.org.za or Tel. 021 467 7214/ 04/ 12.
  • A 20-minute Fossil Preparation workshop will be hosted at ISAM. Be guided by our Fossil Preparators in uncovering the 250-million-year-old bones of long extinct reptiles. You will be given all the equipment and training to allow you to work on a genuine fossil. *20 min per session (recommended for teens and adults) Book with Zaituna Erasmus or Nolusindiso Mtalana: zerasmus@iziko.org.za; nmtalana@iziko.org.za or Tel. 021 481 3925/ 04/ 12
  • Mock Excavation: “Let the trowel be your guide as you step into the shoes of an archaeologist”. From:12h00 – 15h00 Book with Wilhelmina Seconna: wseconna@iziko.org.za or Tel. 021 481 3885/ 04/ 12 Iziko Activities Centre, ISAM
     

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Heritage Week at Iziko Museums

  • From: September 19, 2011     To: September 25, 2011
Heritage Week at Iziko Museums

Download our Heritage week flyer HERE

Download our Heritage week flyer HERE

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Hidden Treasures

  • From: August 9, 2017     To: February 17, 2019
Hidden Treasures

The exhibition Hidden Treasures is a rich display of many outstanding and rare objects from Iziko’s Permanent Collection of African Art. Some of these have never been exhibited before, while others are newly re-discovered.

Repatriation, continental and communal engagement have been central to building this collection. At the forefront of this exhibition, is the innovative visual production of women artists who, across time and space, have produced exisitely complex visual creations from symbolic and sacred materials to protect and adorn those they love, and latterly to earn living

Enquiries:
Shameem Adams
Tel. 021 467 7234 or
email sadams@iziko.org.za

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History will Break your Heart by Kemang Wa Lehulere

  • Location: South African National Gallery
  • From: November 19, 2015     To: January 20, 2016
History will Break your Heart by Kemang Wa Lehulere
Another Homeless Song (for RRR Dhlomo)2 2015 Salvaged school desks (steel), gumboots, clay, paint Kemang Wa Lehulere

Kemang Wa Lehulere’s inaugural exhibition, History will Break your Heart, opens at the Iziko South African National Gallery on 19 November. Wa Lehulere is the 2015 winner of the Standard Bank Young Artist Award for Visual Art.

Kemang Wa Lehulere’s work finds its form in several media, including installation, text, video, drawing and performance. His work engages with the spaces between personal narrative and collective history, between processes of amnesia and archive, all the while transitioning between a dream state and an insomnious reality.

History will Break your Heart is an exhibition that takes its cue from the work of Gladys Mgudlandlu, Ernest Mancoba, RRR Dlomo and Nat Nakasa. Looking at these deceased South African-born artists and writers, Wa Lehulere creates a fractured narrative in an attempt to recall past moments, artworks and literature as a way of rethinking the present. Employing strategies of re-enactment, the exhibition consists of Mgudlandu's and Mancoba's work in relation to Wa Lehulere's.

For exhibition enquiries, contact curator, Ernestine White on Tel. 021 467 7234 or email ewhite@iziko.org.za

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Holiday Programme Art Collections

  • From: April 7, 2015     To: April 8, 2015
Holiday Programme Art Collections

Easter Egg Pouch Making and Gallery Hunt

Date: Wednesday 8 April 2015
Time: 10:00-13:00
Venue: Annexe, Iziko South African National Gallery
Age group: 10–16 years
Bring: Snack/ packed lunch
Maximum number: 25 learners
Entry: Free

 

Papier Mâché Egg Making

Date: Tuesday 7 April 2015
Time: 10:00-13:00
Venue: Annexe, Iziko South African National Gallery
Age group: 6–10 years
Bring: Snack/ packed lunch
Maximum number: 25 learners
Entry: Free

Enquiries: Email Yentl Kohler: ykohler@iziko.org.za or Philippa Coleman: pcoleman@iziko.org.za

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Home and Away: A Return to the South – Curated for the Ifa Lethu Foundation

  • Location: Michaelis Collection at the Old Town House
  • From: October 15, 2010     To: January 30, 2011
Home and Away: A Return to the South – Curated for the Ifa Lethu Foundation

 

The Ifa Lethu Foundation has been instrumental in repatriating South African art produced during the apartheid years that ended up overseas due to the fact that there was no local market for the work of black South African artists at the time.

The exhibition Home and Away: A Return to the South explores this previously lost artistic heritage. Curated by Carol Brown, the show examines the similarities and differences between works produced by South African artists experiencing the oppression of apartheid, and artists from beyond our shores who created works in support of the struggle. Although produced from different perspectives, the two collections are united in their focus on human rights.

The Ifa Lethu works are being shown for the first time in a major exhibition, together with a selection of works from the Art Against Apartheid exhibition housed at the Mayibuye Centre at the University of the Western Cape. The showing of these works, previously exhibited in Parliament, coincides with the university’s 50th anniversary. Some of the artists featured include Joe Tilson, Ernest Pignon-Ernest, Robert Rauschenberg, Fikile Magadlela, Dumile Feni and Winston Saoli.

The exhibition is accompanied by a catalogue.

Enquiries

Hayden Proud
Tel: (+27)021 481 3965 
Email: hproud@iziko.org.za

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Home Truths: Domestic Interior in South African Collections

  • Location: South African National Gallery
  • From: May 19, 2016     To: October 23, 2016
Home Truths: Domestic Interior in South African Collections

Home Truths: Domestic Interiors from South African Collections, is a diverse multi-layered showcase of artworks ranging from historical paintings to contemporary pieces and installations. Domestic Interiors may also indicate a symbolic level. They generally represent the status of their occupants – who may also stand for their gender, their class, their culture, or even humankind as a whole. The subject of the Domestic Interior in art is so rich because the impulse to make a home, to find comfort within it and express oneself through it, is a defining feature of what it means to be fully human.

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Enquiries: Andrea Lewsi,Tel, 021 481 3800 or  alewis@iziko.org.za

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How Dutch was VOC Cape Town

  • Location: South African Museum
  • From: April 22, 2014     To: April 22, 2014
How Dutch was VOC Cape Town

Lecture by Professor Nigel Worden
Cape Town in the 17th and 18th centuries was under the control of the Dutch East India trading company and so was strongly influenced by Dutch cultural, religious and social norms and practices. Yet it was not quite a copy of the Dutch city state. Its population was more diverse, drawing from the range of northern and central Europe, Africa and the Indian Ocean worlds, while institutions such as slavery and convict labour gave a different context to the growth of an urban society. How did these forces operate and how did they change over a period of some 200 hundred years? And how did Cape Town compare with other VOC ports in Asia, such as Batavia and Colombo?
 
Nigel Worden is Professor of History at UCT and a specialist in VOC Cape Town. He has worked on Cape Slavery, social identity amongst soldiers, sailors and artisans, and is currently examining the nature of honour in the port city. His most recent publication is an edited collection, Cape Town between East and West: Social Identity in a Dutch Colonial Town (2012).
 
Date : Tuesday 22 April 2014
Venue : TH Barry Lecture Theatre,
Iziko South African Museum.
Time : 18h30
Entrance : R50 for members; R75
for non-members
 

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HUMAN RIGHTS DAY Programme

  • From: March 21, 2013 at 11:00pm     To: March 21, 2013 at 7:00pm
HUMAN RIGHTS DAY Programme

 

Iziko Museums of South Africa is commemorating Human Rights Day by offering *free entry (excluding the Castle ofGood Hope and Planetarium) for all on 21 March 2013. Visit Iziko Museums and join us, and the Cape Town Festival, in the Amphitheatre from 11am, for an all-star line-up of musical performances.

Human Rights Day Programme

Amphitheatre, Iziko South African Museum, 25 Queen Victoria St.

Time

Artist

Comments

11h00 to 11h30

Rebirth

Gospel

11h30 to 12h30

Community Artists

Mixed

12h30 to 13h00

Chad Saaiman

Pop/R&B

13h00 to 13h30

Gugulethu Tenors

Opera/Classical

13h30 to 14h45

Cape Cultural Collective

Mixed/Folk

14h45 to 15h30

Speeches:

National, Provincial and Local Government representatives

Plus dedications by religious leaders: Christian, Muslim, Jew, Hindu and African Traditional

15h30 to 15h45

Alen the Singing Car Guard

Pop

15h45 to 16h15

Karin Kortje

Pop/R&B

16h15 to 17h00

The Black Ties

Pop/R&B

17h00 to 17h15

Ex-hosa

African / Hip hop

17h15 to 18h00

Tucan Tucan

Jazz/African

18h00 to 18h15

Youngsta

Hip hop

18h15 to 19h00

Glenn Robertson Jazz Band

Jazz/Pop

 

 

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I am What I am

  • Location: Slave Lodge
  • From: April 5, 2018     To: September 22, 2018
I am What I am

This exhibition enters into conversation on the legalisation of sex workers; the history of the Slave Lodge as an unofficial “slave brothel”; and an insertion of outcasts and marginalised bodies into spaces of institutional memory. It is herstory in the making. The Lodge’s location as a site of memory, along with its geo-political history, make it central to the lived experiences of sex workers in Cape Town today. The processes of curating and exhibiting this work are firmly rooted in the agency of the sex workers, who are both the craftspeople and the subjects of the work itself. This multi-disciplinary collection – photography, video, and writing – is a collaboration with photographer Irene Grobbelaar- Lenoble, and the Feminist Collective at the Sex Workers Education and Advocacy Taskforce (SWEAT).

Enquiries:
Lynn Abrahams,
Tel. 
021 467 7203 or
email 
labrahams@iziko.org.za

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ICA Festival 2018

  • From: September 1, 2018     To: September 16, 2018
ICA Festival 2018

Iziko Museums of South Africa in partnership with Institute for Creative Arts (ICA) is proud to announce that the ICA Live Art Festival 2018 will take place from 1-16 September 2018. Iziko South African National Gallery, Iziko Slave Lodge, Iziko South African Museums, the Iziko Planetarium and Digital dome, hosts a number of the festival shows. All performances are free to the public. Please RSVP to ica@uct.ac.za.

ICA Live Arts festival is an interdisciplinary festival is designed to challenge and extend the public’s experience of live art in a non-commercial environment and make accessible the work of visual and performance artists.

In September Iziko South African National Gallery (ISANG) features ICA live arts festival performances In These Streets by Wezile Mgibe,  Siwa Mgoboza & Nobukho Nqaba’s  Sobabini and Sikhumbuzo Makandula & Mthwakazi Ingoma ka Tiyo Soga. Things we lost in the Rainbow a video installationby Athi-Patra Ruga is featured at the Iziko Planetarium and Digital Dome as well as the Slave Lodge. And, Uriel Orlow’s Performance Lecture Grey, Green, Gold (and Red) may be seen at the Iziko South African Museum. 

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ICA Festival @ Iziko South African Museum

  • Location: South African Museum
  • From: September 12, 2018     To: September 12, 2018
ICA Festival @ Iziko South African Museum

Uriel Orlow looks to the botanical world as a stage for politics at large. Working from the dual vantage points of South Africa and Europe, Orlow considers plants as both witnesses and actors in history. In Grey, Green, Gold (and Red) he expands these ideas in a lecture-performance themed around the garden Nelson Mandela and his fellow inmates planted on Robben Island.

This lecture performance takes place at ISAM

Date: 12 September

Time:  6 to 7pm

Nelisiwe Xaba Bang Bang Wo By: Candida Merwe

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Images from a Golden Age

  • Location: Michaelis Collection at the Old Town House
  • From: June 1, 2015     To: September 30, 2015
Images from a Golden Age

Works by Anthony van Dyck, Hendrik Goltzius, Cornelis Bega and others are among many now to be seen in a fresh rehanging of the rooms in this Cape Town landmark. One of the rare historical prints on show is Jan Muller’s arresting engraving entitled Chilon, Legislator and Philosopher of Sparta, which dates from 1615. Many paintings from the Michaelis Collection are again on display in a new configuration, and the rehanging includes Dutch items from the Sir Abe Bailey Collection and the historical collections of the Iziko South African National Gallery.

Enquiries: Hayden Proud, Tel. 021 481 3965 or email hproud@iziko.org.za

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Imbacu: Art from the Inside/Outside

  • Location: South African National Gallery
  • From: January 1, 2007     To: October 14, 2007
Imbacu: Art from the Inside/Outside

This exhibition focuses on artists who were directly and indirectly affected by ‘exile’, both inside and outside of South Africa. Some left due to Apartheid, while others remained internal exiles working within the country. Many went abroad in pursuit of developing their artistic careers.

Stephen Bantu Biko, a founder of the Black Consciousness Movement, died at the hands of the security police in 1977. The 30th anniversary of his death is a point of departure for this exhibition. ‘Imbacu: Art from the Inside/Outside’ features works by Colin Richards, Jane Alexander, Dumile Feni, Ernest Cole and Ronald Harrison.

Enquiries

Loyiso Qanya
Tel: +27 (0)21 467 4676
Email: lqanya@iziko.org.za

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IMD Programme 2018

  • From: May 16, 2018     To: May 16, 2018
IMD Programme 2018

Iziko Museums of South Africa will celebrate International Museum Day (IMD) with the rest of the world on 18 May 2018. Iziko’s International Museum Day programme runs from 14-18 May 2018 comprising of a diverse range of educational and interactive activities.

 

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In search of dinosaur breeding grounds in Patagonia

  • From: October 31, 2012     To: October 31, 2012
In search of dinosaur breeding grounds in Patagonia

Description: Natural History Seminar, by Dr Roger Smith, 31 October 2012, T.H. Barry Lecture Theatre

Recently, a nest of Early Jurassic dinosaur eggs with embryos found in South Africa’s Golden Gate National Park made headlines as being the world’s oldest occurrence of dinosaur eggs. This was the impetus for Roger Smith to join a team of South American palaeontologists on an expedition to follow up on the discovery of eggs and infant dinosaur remains in possibly older rocks of southern Argentina.

Join Dr. Roger Smith for his account of the February 2012 Patagonia expedition.
Discover some of the findings that offer an interesting insight into early dinosaur breeding behaviour.

DATE:             31 October 2012
VENUE:           T H Barry Lecture Theatre, Iziko South African Museum
                       25 Queen Victoria Road, Cape Town
TIME:             14:00 – 15:00

Enquiries:  Dr Romala Govender on Tel: (+27)21 481 3894 or via email: rgovender@iziko.org.za

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In search of the oldest tetrapods in Gondwana

  • Location: South African Museum
  • From: December 6, 2016     To: December 6, 2016
In search of the oldest tetrapods in Gondwana

Speaker:        Dr Roger Smith
Title:               In search of the oldest tetrapods in Gondwana
Venue:            Iziko South African Museum, 25 Queen Victoria Street, Cape Town
Time:              18:00
Cost:               Members on presentation of valid 2016 membership card: free of charge
                         Non-members: a donation of R50.00

Very few fossils have been found in any of the former Gondwanan continents that document the early tetrapod evolution in the southern hemisphere dating back to 300 million years ago when the first four-legged animals walked on land. A few amphibian skulls from Australia and some isolated bones from Namibia where all that had been found until now.

Over the past five years Professor Roger Smith has been part of two independent research teams working in Namibia and Brazil finding out much more about the life and times of western Gondwana 280 million years ago. This lecture tells about their findings to date.

 

 

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In these Streets

  • Location: South African National Gallery
  • From: September 6, 2018     To: September 6, 2018
In these Streets

Wezile Mgibe works with traditional ritual practices and contemporary visual performance.

 

In ‘Collecting Bodies’ he enters into healing rituals that evoke the returning of souls – those who were abducted and assaulted as a result of sexual preferences and personal choices – to their rightful homes. The performance forms part of a series of ongoing works around post-apartheid trauma called In These Streets.

In These Streets  by Wezile Mgibe at the Iziko National Gallery

Date:6 September

Time:  6pm

Wezile Mgibe’s  In These Streets  Photo credit; David April

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Ingoma ka Tiyo Soga

  • Location: South African National Gallery
  • From: September 6, 2018 at 9:01am
Ingoma ka Tiyo Soga

by Sikhumbuzo Makandula and Mthwakazi

This live performance by Sikhumbuzo Makandula and Mthwakazi explores how music composed by Tiyo Soga 160 years ago continues to form part of our everyday as an oral repertoire that thrives within our collective memory in many South African churches and schools.

Sikhumbuzo Makandula& Mthwakazi; Ingoma ka Tiyo Sogo, Photo credit: courtesy of the artists

The work is set out as a call and response which draws from seven of Soga’s composed hymns and Nosuthu Soga’s letter written after Tiyo Soga’s death. The performance will be realised in a multi-media format where both Mthwakazi and Makandula interpret Soga’s songbook in a style Mthwakazi terms ‘Xhopera,’ accompanied by a video installation produced by Makandula.

Catch Ingoma Ka Tiyo Soga at the Iziko South African Gallery

Date:6 September

 

Time:7:00pm

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Ink, Paper, Politics: The Agency of Print as Social Critique

  • Location: South African National Gallery
  • From: November 18, 2014     To: February 10, 2015
Ink, Paper, Politics: The Agency of Print as Social Critique
TOMMY MOTSWAI b.1963 Faith 1984 Linocut on paper Acc No: 92/37 Iziko South African National Gallery Presented by the Friends of the South African National Gallery

Ink, Paper, Politics
The Agency of Print as SOCIAL CRITIQUE

It is no coincidence that the vocabulary of printmaking techniques – the “acid” and “bite” in an etching, the “cut” in a woodblock – is also the language of attack.
Ralph Shikes, in The Indignant Eye, 1976

The graphic and serial nature of printmaking has, over the course of its complex evolution as a medium of art production, regularly lent itself to radical social and political commentary. The exhibition brings together a diverse cross-section of etchings, relief prints, lithographs and screen-prints from the South African National Gallery’s permanent gallery. Whether reportorial, satirical or more reflective in nature, all bear critical witness to the social and political conditions of the artist’s experience. Historical prints by Francisco de Goya, Georges Rouault and Käthe Kollwitz are presented in dialogue with the more recent social commentators – including works by artists such as Gavin Jantjes, Tommy Motswai, Nhlanhla Ben Nsusha and Diane Victor.

For enquiries, contact Andrea Lewis at alewis@iziko.org.za

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Insider Art: VI

  • Location: South African National Gallery
  • From: April 1, 2013     To: April 29, 2013
Insider Art: VI

An exhibition showcasing an exchange of youth solutions to crime and safety through artwork created by young offenders in Pollsmoor Prison and youth at risk from ID Mkhize, Fezeka, Alexandra Sinton and Masiyile High School. The exhibition aims to offer insight into issues of youth incarceration and to share the journey of young people taking pride in being part of the solution to creating a safer South Africa.

Iziko Museums of South Africa, is hosting an exhibition entitled: Insider Art: VI at the Iziko South African National Gallery Annexe, on show until 29 April 2013.

The exhibition hosted in collaboration with Young in Prison South Africa (YiPSA), is on show at the Iziko South African National Gallery Annexe, St. John’s Road Cape Town. Exhibition is open to the public from 10am until 4pm

For more information:

www.younginprison.org.za

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Interactive Displays and Educational Activities

  • From: October 9, 2014     To: October 11, 2014
Interactive Displays and Educational Activities

Date: 9—11 October
Time: 08h00—16h00
Venue: Shark World, SA Museum

Experience live marine animals, view a biological specimen under a modern microscope with a computer imaging system and see how marine archaeologists excavate, study and conserve artefacts. Download the complete programme here:

For enquiries, contact Candice Untiedt on 021 481 3800 or email cuntiedt@iziko.org.za

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Interesting Times

  • From: November 25, 2018     To: January 6, 2019
Interesting Times

The repatriation and reburial of Sarah Baartman increased public awareness of past atrocities on the indigenous peoples of South Africa. Many people are not aware that museums house unethically collected human remains of many indigenous peoples collected under questionable circumstances.  The remains of these people await repatriation and although repatriation is a museums’ objective, there are many obstacles.

Within the collections are the remains of women, young and old, as well as children and babies. During the 16 days of activism for no violence against women and children in South Africa, it is especially their plight, their narratives that we would like to make the centre of attention.

The exhibition will contain the empty boxes which currently house human remains within the Iziko collections as well as that of the crate which housed the coffin of Sarah Baartman.

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International Mother Tongue Day Conference

  • Location: Slave Lodge
  • From: February 18, 2017     To: February 18, 2017
International Mother Tongue Day Conference

Rooksana Omar, CEO of Iziko Museums of South Africa, in close collaboration with Pan South African Language board (PanSALB) Western Cape Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport, and the Cape Town Festival, cordially invites you to attend an International Mother Tongue Day Conference.

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International Mother Tongue Day Conference

  • From: February 18, 2017     To: February 18, 2017
International Mother Tongue Day Conference

“Towards Sustainable Futures through Multilingual Education”

Saturday, 18 February 2017

Iziko Slave Lodge Museum

Chaired by Ryland Fisher

10h30 – 11h00 Arrival and registration

11h00 – 11h05 Official welcome – Iziko Museums of South Africa

11h05 – 11h10 Message from the Pan South African Language Board (PanSALB)

– Dr Nomfundo Mali (PanSALB WC Provincial Manager)

11h10 – 11h20 Poems

11h20 – 11h25 Introduction of speakers by the Chairperson

11h25 – 11h35 “Preservation of the isiXhosa Linguistic Heritage through Stage Performance” – Thoko Ntshinga and Thando Doni (ArtsCape)

11h35 – 11h45 Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport (DCAS)

11h45 – 11h55 “Preservation of the Nama Language and Culture”

– Martinus Fredericks

11h55 – 12h05 “Afrikaaps” – Janine van Rooy-Overmeyer

12h05 – 12h15 “Decolonising the South African Literature” – Thando Mgqolozana

12h15 – 12h55 Discussion

12h55 – 13h00 Concluding remarks

13h00 – 13h05 Vote of thanks, followed by lunch

13h05 – 13h30 Traditional dance performances in the courtyard

14h30 Departure

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International Mother Tongue Day public discussion

  • From: February 23, 2019     To: February 23, 2019
International Mother Tongue Day public discussion

Ms Rooksana Omar, CEO , Iziko Museums of South Africa. Cordially invites you to this International Mother Tongue Day public discussion.

International Mother Tongue Day is celebrated annually on 21 February. The United Nations declared 2019 ‘The Year of Indigenous Languages’.

Join language activists, writers, poets, language practitioners and cultural activists in conversation about ‘the importance of language activism and revitalising indigenous languages in contemporary South Africa.

 

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International Mother Tongue Day Public Symposium

  • Location: Slave Lodge
  • From: February 24, 2018     To: February 24, 2018
International Mother Tongue Day Public Symposium

Date: Saturday, 24 February 2018,
Venue: Iziko Slave Lodge Museum
Chaired by: Ryland Fisher
(Founder of the One City, Many Cultures Project, Editor and Writer)

  • 10h30 – 11h00      Arrival and Registration

  • 11h00 – 11h05      Introduction of the Speakers

  • 11h05 – 11h20      Adv Sonwabile Mancotywa (CEO, National Heritage Council) 
    “Role of the National Heritage Council in Preserving Our Linguistic Heritage”.

     
  • 11h20 – 11h35       Ms Xolisa Guzula (PhD Doctoral Candidate, researcher and educator in Multilingualism in Learning) “The Role of Multilingual Education”
     
  • 11h35 – 11h50      Dr Mantoa Motintyane (senior lecturer and Head of African Languages and Literatures in the School of Languages and Literatures at the University of Cape Town)
     “The Role of African Languages and Literatures in the School of Languages and Literatures”
     
  • 11h50 – 12h05       Mr Martinus Fredericks “Preservation of the Nama Language and Culture” –
  • 12h05 – 12h20      Emile Jansen(Founder of Pioneer South African Hip Hop Group Black Noise & NPO Heal the Hood Project. Breakdancer, Author, MC) “Mother Tongues and National Identity”

  • 12h20 – 12h35     Dr Matthias Brenzinger (Director of CALDi – Centre for African Language Diversity in the Linguistic section of the School of African & Gender Studies, Anthropology and Linguistics at the University    of Cape Town)
     “Why did and do African language disappear? On the threats to heritage languages in Southern Africa”
     
  • 12h20 – 12h50                        Discussion Closing remarks

  • 12h50 – 12h55                        Departure 

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International Museum Day

  • From: May 18, 2012     To: May 18, 2012
International Museum Day

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INTERNATIONAL MUSEUM DAY

  • From: May 18, 2013     To: May 18, 2013
INTERNATIONAL MUSEUM DAY

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INTERNATIONAL MUSEUM DAY

  • From: May 18, 2016     To: May 18, 2016
INTERNATIONAL MUSEUM DAY

CELEBRATE INTERNATIONAL MUSEUM DAY: 18 MAY 2016

On Wednesday, 18 May 2016, Iziko Museums of South Africa joins the global museum community to celebrate International Museum Day under the banner “Museums and Cultural Landscapes”.   Entrance is FREE (excluding the Planetarium and Castle of Good Hope) and a diverse and stimulating programme of activities is on offer.

   

For further programme Information contact Wandile Goozen Kasibe on 021 481 3804/13 or email: wkasibe@iziko.org.za .

ENDS

Compiled by:   Merle Falken

For media enquiries and hi-res images:  Brighton Khoza BKhoza@iziko.org.za / 021 481 3838

 

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International Museum Day 2017

  • From: May 18, 2017     To: May 18, 2017
International Museum Day 2017

The worldwide community of museums will celebrate International Museum Day on and around 18 May 2017.
The theme of International Museum Day 2017 is Museums and contested histories: Saying the unspeakable in museums.
This theme focuses on the role of museums that, by working to benefit society, become hubs for promoting peaceful relationships between people.
It also highlights how the acceptance of a contested history is the first step in envisioning a shared future under the banner of reconciliation.
By choosing to say the unspeakable in museums, the theme of IMD 2017 looks at how to understand the incomprehensible aspects of the contested histories inherent to the human race. It also encourages museums to play an active role in peacefully addressing traumatic histories through mediation and multiple points of view.

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International Museum Day 2017: Drumming Session

  • From: May 18, 2017     To: May 18, 2017
International Museum Day 2017: Drumming Session

Time: 13h00 – 14h00
Venue:  Iziko South African Museum

FREE ENTRY

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International Museum Day 2017: Iziko Mobile Museum

  • From: May 13, 2017     To: May 14, 2017
International Museum Day 2017: Iziko Mobile Museum

Time: 10h00 – 16h00 (Friday), 10h00 – 17h00 (Saturday)
Venue: Slave Route Challenge, Castle of Good Hope

The Iziko Mobile Museum will be stationed at the Castle of Good Hope for the Slave Route Challenge.  

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International Museum Day 2017: Story Reading Session

  • From: May 18, 2017     To: May 18, 2017
International Museum Day 2017: Story Reading Session

Time: 14h00 – 14h30
Venue: Discovery Room, Iziko South African Museum

FREE ENTRY

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International Museum Day 2017: The first minefields at sea around the Cape

  • From: May 20, 2017     To: May 20, 2017
International Museum Day 2017: The first minefields at sea around the Cape

Time: 11h00
Venue: Iziko Maritime Centre, V&A Waterfront

FREE ENTRY

We can only accommodate 60 pax

Join a talk that gives a background regarding the German raiders of the First World War and the laying of mine-fields. The S.M.S. Wolf (IV), probably the greatest raider of them all is discussed and references to her victims around Cape Town are made. A background to the City Line is given and the sinking of the S.S. City of Athens (I) is highlighted in detail, including the role of her Lascar seamen during the evacuation of the ship. Lastly, the sinking of the S.S. City of Athens (ll) is discussed.

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International Museum Day Annual Book Sale

  • From: May 18, 2017     To: May 18, 2017
International Museum Day Annual Book Sale

Exhibition catalogues, books, journals, pamphlets, posters and more!

Time: 10h00–15h00
Venue: Iziko South African National Gallery
Government Ave, Company’s Gardens, Cape Town
Enquiries: Tel. 021 481 3977 or email bhardy@iziko.org.za

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International Museum Day Programme

  • From: May 18, 2015     To: May 18, 2015
International Museum Day Programme

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Public Lecture
Under the theme of Digital Museums: Digital Natural History Collections and Biodiversity themes will be explored through a series of interactive seminars at the Iziko South African Museum (ISAM).

11:00 -12:00          Steve Sherman: Talk/Show called MatheMagic
12:00 – 13:00        Simon Van Noort will discuss unlocking the wealth of museum biodiversity informatics.

Displays

Natural History Display
10:00 – 15:00  See live spiders, marine life, microfossils and insects at the ISAM Gathering Space.

Hands On Display
10:00 -15:00  Ancient Oceans – Touching the past and protecting the future showcasing modern living marine organisms and examples of their fossil relatives at the ISAM.

Art Book Sale
10: 00 – 15:00   Those interested in art can find great resources at half the price in the Atrium of the ISANG.

Special Planetarium Show:
11:00, 12:00, 13:00 and 14:00  -    Silly Solly and the Shooting Stars
Solly Snail wants to be chosen for his garden's soccer team and thinks up ways to become a speedier snail, so that he will be chosen. He decides to ask a shooting star to help him, but does his plan work and will he be chosen for his garden's soccer team? Join him on his quest and find out for yourself! Especially for children aged 5-12

Workshops
11:00 - 13:30  Cartoon Workshop
Artist, Illustrator and Cartoonist Vernon Fourie will hold this workshop.

10:00 - 15:00 Fossil Preparation Workshop
Learn how to prepare fossils for display.

11:00 - 15:00   Interactive Seakeys Workshop
Unlocking the foundational Marine Biodiversity Information. This is an interactive exhibition based workshop.

Guided Tours
11:00 - 12:00  Guided tour of Bertram House with a short discussion on sustainable living.
11:00 - 12:00 Guided tour of Bo - Kaap Museum with a short discussion on sustainable living.
11:00 - 12:00 Guided tour of the Slave Lodge Museum
11:00 - 12:00 Guided tour of the Iziko South African Museum.12:30 - 14:00 Guided tour of Koopmans De Wet House with a short discussion on sustainable living. 

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International Museum Day Programme

  • From: May 16, 2016     To: May 21, 2016
International Museum Day Programme

CELEBRATE INTERNATIONAL MUSEUM DAY: 18 MAY 2016

On Wednesday, 18 May 2016, Iziko Museums of South Africa joins the global museum community to celebrate International Museum Day under the banner “Museums and Cultural Landscapes”.   Entrance is FREE (excluding the Planetarium and Castle of Good Hope) and a diverse and stimulating programme of activities is on offer.

For further programme Information contact Wandile Goozen Kasibe on 021 481 3804/13 or email: wkasibe@iziko.org.za .

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International Museum Week Programme

  • From: May 11, 2015     To: May 15, 2015
International Museum Week Programme

Public Lectures

Under the theme of Digital Museums: Digital Natural History Collections and Biodiversity themes will be explored through a series of interactive seminars at the Iziko South African Museum (ISAM)

11 May

11:00-12:00          Professor Les Underhill discusses virtual museums
12:00-13:00           Romala Govender  will discuss Digitization Planning for Museum Cenzoic collection

13 May     

11:00 – 12:00       Richard Knight will discuss a digital Biodiversity curriculum
12:00 – 13:00       Jon Ambler & the SASBi students will discuss Binary, biology and bones - how digitization leads to discovery

15 May

11:00 – 12:00        Doug Harebottle of UWC & SANBI will discuss Biodiversity Informatics hub
12:00 – 13:00        Dalton Gibbs and Leighan Mossop will discuss the Cape Town City’s Biodiversity Database

Public Tours

Karoo Palaeontology Lab - Take a behind-the-scenes tour of this fascinating facility.

11 - 15 May starts at 11.30 sessions will run every 30 minutes.

Gogga Tour – Take a behind-the-scenes tour of the Entomology Collections.

15 May 11:00 – 12:00

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International Year of Deserts and Desertification 2006

  • Location: South African Museum
  • From: January 1, 2006     To: December 31, 2006
International Year of Deserts and Desertification 2006

The United Nations declared 2006 to be the International Year of Deserts and Desertification in commemoration of the 10th anniversary of the UN Convention to Combat Desertification. The year celebrates and urges the protection of the unique ecosystems and cultural diversity of deserts across the world, but also highlights the need for measures against desertification as a threat to global sustainable development.

This exhibition explores the cultural diversity of some of the small but resilient communities living on communal lands in the arid and semi-arid environments of Namaqualand and southern Namibia in the 20th and early 21st centuries. Photographs and artefacts, such as clothing and domestic utensils, illustrate the roles played by communal stock-farming, Christian missions and women in maintaining cultural continuity across generations.

Enquiries

Gerald Klinghardt
Tel: 021 481 3836
Email: gklinghardt@iziko.org.za

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InterseXion

  • Location: South African National Gallery
  • From: March 22, 2018     To: July 15, 2018
InterseXion

InterseXion is a body of photographic images, voice and video installations pertaining to sex workers in South Africa, in particular feminine identified transgender sex workers. Photographer Robert Hamblin has collaborated with sex work activist Leigh Davids to photograph and interview transgender women who sell sex. To engage with the subject from multiple perspectives, Hamblin pertinently inserts himself into some of the works with Davids. Presenting the intersection of gender, sex and class from the perspective of trans people acts as a lens to consider the power consequences of how bodies present in society.

Enquiries: Ingrid Masondo, Tel. 021 481 3956 or email imasondo@iziko.org.za

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Intimate Distance

  • Location: South African National Gallery
  • From: November 1, 2008     To: May 31, 2009
Intimate Distance

In a wavering tension between independence and belonging, we dream of an exhaustive understanding and recognition by an other, whilst fearing the loss of independence such intimacy brings. This exhibition explores the inevitability of distance within intimacy, primarily in relation to human interactions, but also as expressed through still-lifes and self-portraits.

Intimate Distance juxtaposes the well-loved paintings and sculptures of modern South African masters with more recent artworks, including videos and photographs.

Enquiries

Nadja Daehnke
Tel: +27 (0)21 467 4673
Email: Andrea Lewis, alewis@iziko.org.za.

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Intsimbi Beadwork from South Africa

  • Location: South African National Gallery
  • From: January 1, 2005     To: December 31, 2005
Intsimbi Beadwork from South Africa

A magnificent collection of South African beadwork from the Völkerkunde Museum in Zurich, returns to South Africa to be exhibited at the SA National Gallery until 12 March 2006.

Enquiries

Carol Kaufmann
Tel: +27 (0)21 467-4672

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Invitation Public lecture by Prof. Lee Berger at Iziko Museums

  • Location: South African Museum
  • From: February 18, 2012     To: February 18, 2012
Invitation Public lecture by Prof. Lee Berger at Iziko Museums
Prof. Lee Berger with skull of a Sediba

Join Prof. Lee Berger, this Saturday, 18 February at 11 am for a public lecture entitled “The new Homo species Australopithecus sediba and the origins of the genus Homo” at the Iziko South African Museum to mark the launch of the exhibition: “The search for our early ancestors

Discover Australopithecus sediba - the most recent find from South Africa’s “Cradle of Humankind.” This small upright, tree climbing hominin who lived in the African savanna nearly 2 million years ago has some characteristics typical of Australopithecus and others more like those of our own genus Homo, placing it on the cusp of a transition not hitherto observed in our fossil record.

Venue  : The Whale Well, Iziko South African Museum
                25 Queen Victoria Street, Cape Town
Date      : 18 February 2012
Time     : 11h00

RSVP to S’thembele Harmans on sharmans@iziko.org.za  Tel: 021 481 3812/13

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Invitation to Public Talk by Dr Wendy Blac

  • From: January 31, 2018     To: January 31, 2018
Invitation to Public Talk by Dr Wendy Blac

The movement and spread of ancient peoples across southern Africa is largely unknown. New studies using genetic evidence are shedding light on this and are furthering our understanding of the emergence of the Khoesan phenotype. This study used ground breaking technologies to extract DNA from various environments from samples up to 10 000 years old. Results indicate a much earlier influx of people from outlying areas and allow us to test for population continuity and change over time.

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Invitation to ‘interseXion’

  • From: March 22, 2018     To: March 22, 2018
Invitation to ‘interseXion’

Ms Rooksana Omar, CEO, Iziko Museums of South Africa cordially invites your to the opening of the exhibition ‘interseXion’, by Robert A, Hamblin

InterseXion is a body of photographic images, voice and video installations pertaining to sex workers in South Africa, in particular feminine identified transgender sex workers.

Date: Thursday, 22 March 2018
Time: 17:30-18:00
Venue: Iziko South African National Gallery, Government Ave, Company's Gardens, Cape Town
RSVP: Shameen Adams, Tel, 021 481 3974, or email sadams@iziko.org.za by 19 March 2018

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Invitation: Teacher’s Walkabout

  • From: March 3, 2018     To: March 3, 2018
Invitation: Teacher’s Walkabout

Iziko Museums of South Africa invites all general education and training (GET) and Further Education and Training (FET) Art Educators for a special walkabout of the exhibition El Anatsui-Mayina.
 
Meyina marks the first museum solo exhibition of El Anatsui in South Africa by one of the most influential contemporary artists working today. Composed of thousands of crumpled pieces of metal bound together with copper wire, the exhibition will showcase the artist’s recent large-scale sculptural installations. The works engage with and comment on African history, post-colonial conditions, as well as daily realities and experiences on the continent.
 
Presenter: Ernestine White-Mifetu, Curator of Contemporary Art
Date: 3 March 2018 Time: 10:00–11:00 Cost: Free
Booking essential: email ykohler@iziko.org.za / Tel. 021 481 3961
RSVP: By Monday, 26 February 2018
Light refreshments on arrival from 09:30
 
This exhibition is presented by Iziko Museums of South Africa, in partnership with the Goodman Gallery and Friends of the Iziko South African National Gallery, curated by Bisi Silva
 

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Invoice: A Survey Show of the Work of Santu Mofokeng

  • Location: South African National Gallery
  • From: January 1, 2007     To: December 31, 2007
Invoice: A Survey Show of the Work of Santu Mofokeng

‘Invoice’ is a survey show of the work of Santu Mofokeng, one of South Africa’s foremost photographers and, according to international curator Simon Njami, “one of the most important photographers of his generation”. The exhibition will include photographs from virtually all his major bodies of work produced in the period between 1982 and 2006, and is designed to coincide with the photographer’s 50th year.

Santu Mofokeng’s photographic career started in 1973 when, while still at school, he started working as a street photographer to make money. He subsequently realised photography’s subversive potential when he saw pictures of the June 16 protests in which he was a participant and witness. In the mid-1980s he joined the Afrapix Collective, an independent photographic agency that played a leading role in documenting popular resistance against Apartheid.

From an early stage, Mofokeng exhibited an independent approach and produced images that refused to be overtly political, but nonetheless contained a fundamental political dimension. His deviations from conventional subject matter have included photographic enquiries into spirituality – a continuing interest that produced the extraordinary series Chasing Shadows – and investigations into the meaning of ’landscape‘ in relation to ownership, power and memory.

Mofokeng has received acknowledgement for his photographic work not only locally but also in the international art world. He has been the recipient of numerous awards and has exhibited extensively in Europe and elsewhere.

Recently he participated in the international travelling exhibition, ‘Africa Remix’ (2004-6), and in 2004 was the only South African chosen to participate among ten foremost international photographers such as Sebastiao Salgado, James Nachtwey and Annie Leibovitz, in Beijing’s Forbidden City International Photography Festival. He has had solo exhibitions of his work in New York and Johannesburg.

‘Invoice’ has been realised through partnerships with the Standard Bank Gallery and Gallery MOMO in Johannesburg, and with Autograph ABP, London.

Enquiries

Pam Warne
Tel: +27 (0)21 467 4660
Email: pwarne@iziko.org.za

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In_herit Festival 2015

  • From: September 21, 2015     To: September 27, 2015
In_herit Festival 2015

“Celebrate, Debate, Elevate your Heritage”

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Join Iziko Museums of South Africa for a week of family entertainment, education and celebrating your heritage.

*FREE ENTRY to our museums (Castle of Good Hope and Planetarium free on 24 September only)

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in_herit Festival Week Programme

  • From: September 18, 2017     To: September 24, 2017
in_herit Festival Week Programme

Please download our programme HERE

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in_Herit festival: Koopmans-de Wet Talk

  • From: September 20, 2016     To: September 20, 2016
in_Herit festival: Koopmans-de Wet Talk

Date: Tuesday 20 September
Time: 13:00 until 13:30
Venue: Iziko Koopmans-de Wet House Museum, 35 Strand Street, Cape Town

The CEO of Iziko Museums of South Africa, Ms Rooksana Omar, cordially invites you to attend a public talk.

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Iqholo le Afrika (Her African Pride)

  • Location: South African National Gallery
  • From: March 16, 2012     To: August 19, 2012
Iqholo le Afrika (Her African Pride)
Bushveld blond, Singceni – Swaziland 1949 Watercolour Campbell Collections, UKZN

A Centenary Celebration of the Life and Work of Barbara Tyrrell
Iziko South African National Gallery, Rooms 2 and 3
16 March – 08 July 2012

An exhibition, by curators Vusi Buthelezi and Yvonne Winters of the Campbell Collections at the University of KwaZulu - Natal, celebrates and honours the veteran Durban-born artist and author, Barbara Tyrrell. A selection of over 150 of her highly decorative and accurate visual recordings of southern African costume will be exhibited. Also on display complementing the strong design aspect of her works will be items of adornment and costume from ISANG’s own African art collections. Magnificent examples of beadwork, fertility figures, regalia and gala dress reflecting adult ceremonial attire resonate with her work on many levels.  

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Iziko Book Drive on Mandela Day

  • From: July 18, 2015     To: July 18, 2015
Iziko Book Drive on Mandela Day

Venue:  Iziko South African Museum
Date:  Saturday, 18 July 2015

Give the gift of reading this International Mandela Day!
Bring your pre-loved books to the Iziko South African Museum (ISAM), and we’ll share them with an underprivileged community library.
View the Tata Madiba: Father of our Democracy, Father of our Nation exhibition at the ISAM. Visitors to this museum will receive free entry to explore the Iziko South African National Gallery!

See ISAM reception for details.

Books can be dropped off at the ISAM reception desk.
 

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Iziko in_herit Festival 2017

  • From: September 18, 2017     To: September 24, 2017
Iziko in_herit Festival 2017

18 September 2017

TIME

ACTIVITY

PLACE

AGES

10h00 – 13h00

Come and learn more about: Head gear – Horns, tusks and antlers

Discovery Room, ISAM

Teens

10h00 – 13h00

Know more about: Innovations, technology and tools of early humans

Discovery Room, ISAM

Teens

11h00 – 12h00

Behind the Scenes Tour: Social History Collections

Iziko Social History Centre

All ages

 

 

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Iziko in_herit Festival 2017

  • From: September 21, 2017     To: September 21, 2017
Iziko in_herit Festival 2017

21 September 2017

TIME

ACTIVITY

PLACE

AGES

11h00 – 12h30

Youth Activity:Explore the Discovery Room

Discovery Room, ISAM

All ages

11h00 – 12h00

BEHIND THE SCENES:Herpetology & Ornothology collections

 

TH Barry Lecture Theatre, ISAM

All ages

17h30 – 21h00

EXHIBITION OPENING:Alternative Press: Works by Derek Bauer

Iziko South African National Gallery

All ages

 

 

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Iziko in_herit Festival 2017

  • From: September 22, 2017     To: September 22, 2017
Iziko in_herit Festival 2017

22 September 2017

TIME

ACTIVITY

PLACE

AGES

10h00 – 12h30

Youth Activity:Youth are invited to learn more about innovation, technology and tools of ancient humans

Discovery Room, ISAM

All ages

 

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Iziko in_herit Festival 2017

  • From: September 23, 2017     To: September 23, 2017
Iziko in_herit Festival 2017

23 September 2017

TIME

ACTIVITY

PLACE

AGES

10h00 – 10h30

Dance Performance:Come and watch  traditional dance performances

Whale Well, ISAM

All ages

10h00 – 12h00

Youth Activity: Future wordsmiths can join a Crossword Puzzle and Artmaking activity linked to Lionel Davis Gathering Strands exhibition

ISANG & Annexe

10 – 18 Years

10h00 – 13h00

Exhibition Tours: Visit the multi-media exhibition “Through Positive Eyes”

Iziko Slave Lodge (ISL)

Adults

10h00 – 15h00

Social Media Activity: #MyMotherTongue encourages visitors to offer similar words for scientific terminology in their mother tongue

ISAM

All Ages

10h00 – 15h00

Interactive Education Activity: Life in the Dark allows visitors to touch braille labels, touching museum specimens and sound are all used to develop an appreciation for the challenges of the visually impaired

1 st Floor Whale Well, ISAM

All Ages

10h00 – 15h00

INTERACTIVE EDUCATION ACTIVITY: Marine Biology: pHuture Oceans(related to ocean acidification)

Shark World, ISAM

All Ages

10h00 – 15h00

NATURAL HISTORY DISPLAYS:Marine biology, microfossils and insects at the Natural History display, Marion Island Heritage Display

ISAM

All Ages

11h00 – 12h30

YOUTH ACTIVITY: Junior Palaeo Hunt (Max. 40 participants, two per team, no single entries) NB: RSVP Zaituna Skosan by 20 September at zskosan@iziko.org.za

ISAM

6-9 years

11h00 – 12h30

YOUTH ACTIVITY: Palaeo Hunt (Max. 40 participants, two per team, no single entries) NB: RSVP Zaituna Skosan by 20 September at zskosan@iziko.org.za

ISAM

10-12 years

12h00 – 13h30

PUBLIC DISCUSSION: "Museums and Decolonisation"

TH Barry Lecture Theatre, ISAM

All Ages

 

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Iziko in_herit Festival 2017

  • From: September 24, 2017     To: September 24, 2017
Iziko in_herit Festival 2017

24 September 2017 (HERITAGE DAY)

TIME

ACTIVITY

PLACE

AGES

10h00

ARTMAKING: Craft displays and demonstrations

Gathering Space, ISAM

All Ages

10h00 – 12h00

MUSIC PERFORMANCE: Marimba Jam Trio

Amphitheatre, ISAM

All Ages

10h00, 11h00 &  12h00

WALKABOUT TOUR: Castle of Good Hope(1-hour tours, at 10h00; 11h00; 12h00)

Castle of Good Hope

Adults

10h00 – 13h00

INTERACTIVE ACTIVITY: Family treasure hunt

ISAM

All Ages

10h00 – 13h00

WALKABOUT TOUR: Slavery journeys

Iziko Slave Lodge

All Ages

10h00 – 12h00

EXHIBITION TOURS: Wonderment of Art

ISANG

All Ages

10h00 – 13h00

WALKABOUT TOUR: Get talking about the history of the Bo-Kaap

Bo-Kaap Museum

All Ages

10h00 – 13h00

INTERACTIVE ACTIVITY: The Amazing Race

Groot Constantia

All Ages

10h00 – 15h00

PLANETARIUM AND DIGITAL DOME: Half price shows

(Show Times: 10h00, 11h00, 12h00, 13h00 & 14h00)

Planetarium, ISAM

All Ages

11h00 – 13h30

ARTMAKING: Beading

Amphitheatre

All Ages

12h00 – 13h30

INTERACTIVE MUSIC: Drumming

ISAM

All Ages

13h00 – 14h00

MUSIC PERFORMANCE: Marimba Jam Trio

Whale Well, ISAM

All Ages

 

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Iziko Mobile Museum at Centre for the Book

  • From: September 23, 2014     To: September 23, 2014
Iziko Mobile Museum at Centre for the Book

Date: 23 September
Time: 14:00 – 16:00

Meet the Iziko crew and explore an interesting selection of museum items at the Centre for the Book, Queen Victoria Street, Cape Town.

For enquiries, Wandile Kasibe on Tel. 021 481 3804/13 or email publicprogs@iziko.org.za or sharmans@iziko.org.za

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Iziko Mobile Museum: The "museum without" walls ensures acces to our heritage resources

  • From: September 19, 2016     To: September 20, 2016
Iziko Mobile Museum: The “museum without” walls ensures acces to our heritage resources

Date: 19- 20 September 2016
Time: 12h00 – 16h00
Venue: Ikhwezi Community Hall in NY 2 Gugulethu

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Iziko Museums April Holiday Programme

  • From: April 2, 2013     To: April 4, 2013
Iziko Museums April Holiday Programme

Times 10: 00 12:00 14:00

Join the Education and Public Pogrammes Department this April for a lot of holiday fun.
Workshop activities for all ages (4yrs and up), include, story telling, drumming mask making and more. Each workshop runs for two hours and starts at 10:00 12:00 and 14:00 daily. Moms and dads can relax in the South African Museum Café or explore what else our museum has in store. Iziko Museums of South Africa: a cool place to explore art, nature people and more.

Contact Nadjwa Damons on Tel: 021 481 3817 or email ndamons@iziko.org.za

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Iziko Museums Holiday Program October 2011

  • Location: Slave Lodge
  • From: October 3, 2011     To: October 6, 2011
Iziko Museums Holiday Program October 2011

Grant's Magic Show

Enjoy an hour of magic and fun filled activity with our young energetic magician.

Date: 3rd & 5th October 2011

Age group: 4-10 years old

Time:11h00

Cost:R10

 

Puppet Making Workshop

Entertain your friends with a puppet show! Come and learn how to make your own puppets.

Date: 4th & 6th October 2011

Age group: 8-12 years old

Time:10h00

Cost:R10

 

Booking Najwa Damon 021 481 3817 / 073 596 7574

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Iziko Slave Lodge will close Due to preparations for the State of the Nation address

  • Location: Slave Lodge
  • From: February 11, 2013     To: February 14, 2013
Iziko Slave Lodge will close Due to preparations for the State of the Nation address

The Iziko Slave Lodge will close at
15h00 on 11 & 12 February 2013; and at
14h00 on 14 February 2013.

Iziko apologises for any inconvenience.
      
                        Iziko Management
 

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Iziko South African Museum is alive with the sound of music!

  • From: June 30, 2012     To: June 30, 2012
Iziko South African Museum is alive with the sound of music!

Traditional South African songs and dance busking groups perform in the amphitheatre on:

Buyelekhaya 29 June 2012 12:00 to 14:00

Kwaze Kwasa 30 June 2012 12:00 to 14:00

The Limpopo Youth Development Orchestra perform in the Whale Well on:

2 July 2012 13:00 to 14:00

5 July 2012 12:00 to 13:00

For further information: pcourt@iziko.org.za or (021) 481 3804

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Iziko What's On

  • From: December 1, 2016     To: March 31, 2017
Iziko What’s On

Please download the Iziko What's On December 2016 - March 2017 HERE

 

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Iziko What's On April - July

  • From: April 1, 2017     To: July 31, 2017
Iziko What’s On April - July

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Iziko What's On April - July 2016

  • From: April 1, 2016     To: July 31, 2016
Iziko What’s On April - July 2016

Please download PDF for Iziko What's On April - July 2016 HERE

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iziko What's On April 2018 till July 2018

  • From: April 1, 2018     To: July 31, 2018
iziko What’s On April 2018 till July 2018

Please download the What's On for April 2018 till July 2018 HERE

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Iziko What's On brochure

  • From: April 1, 2014     To: July 31, 2014
Iziko What’s On brochure

Please download our What's On PDF HERE

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iziko What's On December 2017 till March 2018

  • From: December 1, 2017     To: March 31, 2018
iziko What’s On December 2017 till March 2018

Please download the What's On for December 2017 till March 2018 HERE

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Iziko What's On December 2018 to March 2019

  • From: December 1, 2018     To: March 31, 2019
Iziko What’s On December 2018 to March 2019

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iziko what’s On August to November 2017

  • From: August 1, 2017     To: November 30, 2017
iziko what’s On August to November 2017

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Iziko What’s On August – November 2018

  • From: August 1, 2018     To: November 30, 2018
Iziko What’s On August – November 2018

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Iziko Youth Day Programme

  • From: June 16, 2017     To: June 16, 2017
Iziko Youth Day Programme

Commemorate Youth Day with *FREE entry to Iziko museums on 16 June (*excluding the Planetarium and Digital Dome, Groot Constantia and museums currently closed for maintenance.)

A Youth Day programme will be hosted at the Iziko South African Gallery.

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I’ve just Seen a Face: The Preservation of Photographic Collections

  • Location: South African National Gallery
  • From: August 2, 2017     To: August 2, 2017
I’ve just Seen a Face: The Preservation of Photographic Collections

Photographs connect the world. They are complex structures. Their final images, comprised of silver or platinum metal, pigments and organic dyes in cyan, yellow and magenta will fade and discolour over time. This presentation will address the basic structure of popular 19th and 20th century photographic processes, and provide practical guidance on long-term preservation. Tips on emergency response and recovery, proper storage and handling will also be offered.

Join a public discussion lead by Prof Debra Norris at the Iziko South African National Gallery.

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John H Marsh Maritime Research Centre

  • Location: Maritime Centre
John H Marsh Maritime Research Centre

The Iziko Maritime Centre provides an overview of shipping in Cape Town. Images depicting Table Bay from the 17th to 20th century give an idea of the development of the harbour. Exhibitions include the earliest existing model of Table Bay harbour, completed in 1885 by prisoners and wardens of the nearby Breakwater Prison, and a collection of ship models and objects associated in particular with the era of mail ships. An exhibition of images, ship models and objects gives insight into the Union-Castle Line and shipwrecks around the Cape coast.

The John H. Marsh Maritime Research Centre provides an archive of nearly 20 000 photographs, depicting 9 551 ships dating from the late 1920s to the early 1960s. An online service for the answering of queries regarding ships and for ordering images of these ships is available at http://rapidttp.co.za/museum/

Enquiries: Thys van der Merwe, Tel. 021 405 2884 or 021 464 1261 or email marsh@iziko.org.za

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Join Iziko Museums of South Africa for National Marine Week at the Iziko South Africa Museums

  • Location: South African Museum
  • From: October 10, 2018     To: October 10, 2018
Join Iziko Museums of South Africa for National Marine Week at the Iziko South Africa Museums

Learn about marine pollution, particularly plastics pollution in our water systems, and how you can contribute to creating awareness abot reducing plastic use in your local community!

Date: Wednesday, 10 October 2018

Talks:

  • Two Oceans Aqarium ‘Let’s Talk Trash’ @10:00 or 12:00
  • Waste-Ed Ecobricks workshop @10:20 or 12:20

Activities & Games: Explore microplastics

  • Create a marine plastic pollution awareness poster for your classroom
  • Marine plastics lab: What are microplastics, and how do they affect or food systems?

Age: Grade 5-9

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Join Karoo Disclosure collaborative artists for a walkabout at the Iziko South African Museum

  • From: October 5, 2015     To: November 13, 2015
Join Karoo Disclosure collaborative artists for a walkabout at the Iziko South African Museum

Karoo Disclosure is a collaborative art installation that investigates the highly contentious issue of fracking. It explores notions of heritage, culture, ownership, and legitimacy in the context of external economic and political drivers that threaten to change the landscape and the lives of communities in unforeseen ways.

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Join the Iziko Art Collections department

  • From: April 1, 2014     To: April 1, 2014
Join the Iziko Art Collections department

 as it hosts a public lecture, in collaboration with the South African Visual Art Historians.

Modern or Contemporary: New Trends in Artistic Practices in Africa and its Diaspora by Prof. Barbaro Martinez-Ruiz of the Michaelis School of Fine Art, University of Cape Town.

The lecture will cover a global debate over Western representations of African and African diaspora art. 

Date: Tuesday, 1 April 2014
Time: 18h00
Venue: TH Barry Lecture Theatre, Iziko South African Museum,
25 Queen Victoria Street, Cape Town
RSVP: Shameem Adams,
email: sadams@iziko.org.za or
Tel. 
021 481 3974 by 28 March 2014

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Jol

  • Location: South African National Gallery
  • From: June 2, 2009     To: August 16, 2009
Jol

The South African slang word 'jol', pronounced 'jawl', both a noun and a verb, means 'a party' or similar social occasion, or 'having a good time'. South Africa's past has been fraught with conflict, culminating in violent political oppression and brutality in response to both colonialism and the State's opposition during the apartheid years. And yet, human beings will always play. Many artists and photographers have responded creatively to social interactions and the personal dialogues within them in spite of and sometimes because of their circumscription by racially determined social structures. The exhibition will include work by Billy Monk and Graham Goddard.

Enquiries

Pam Warne
Tel: +27 (0)21 467 4660
Email: pwarne@iziko.org.za.

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July School Holiday Workshop

  • From: July 1, 2015     To: July 15, 2015
July School Holiday Workshop

Make your own Davy Dragon Star City board game!

From 1 July 2015 to 15 July 2015
Dates: 1, 8, 15 July
Time10h00 – 12h00
Age: 6-8 years
Cost: R40 per workshop (no charge for chaperones)

We start by watching Davy Dragon and the Star City. Tickets available at the Iziko SA Museum reception desk from 1 June. Please note – numbers are limited.

For enquiries, contact Planetarium Manager, Theo Ferreira on Tel: +27 (0)21 481 3901. Email: tferreira@iziko.org.za

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June Holiday 2018 programme

  • From: June 26, 2018     To: July 11, 2018
June Holiday 2018 programme

Explore Iziko Museums of South Africa Beat the boredom blues this winter holiday!

There are things to do for all ages, across three museums situated around the Company’s Garden! All activities are FREE!

Please bring along a packed lunch.

Bookings & enquiries:
Kashiefa Millward at
email kmillward@iziko.org.za

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Junior Palaeo Hunt & Palaeo Hunt

  • From: September 23, 2017     To: September 23, 2017
Junior Palaeo Hunt & Palaeo Hunt

Iziko's Karoo, Cenozoic and Invertebrate Palaeontology department invites you to join in a fun exploration activity. Pairs of childeren 10-12 years can enter the "Palaeo Hunt", and 6-9 year-old the "Junior Palaeo Hunt".

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Karoo Disclosure

  • Location: South African Museum
  • From: August 29, 2015     To: November 13, 2015
Karoo Disclosure
Courtesy of Maxim Starcke for Karoo Disclosure Collective

Karoo Disclosure is a collaborative art installation that investigates the highly contentious issue of fracking.

The installation will include all of the many elements that made up the official Karoo Indy Film Festival selection - including costumes, jewellery, sound and photography - as well as the film itself.

As such, Karoo Disclosure explores notions of heritage, culture, ownership, and legitimacy in the context of external economic and political drivers that threaten to change the landscape and the lives of communities in unforeseen ways.

The work has been funded by the National Arts Council and the Nedbank Arts and Culture Trust and runs until November 15, 2015.

Media Enquiries: Melissa Scheepers, Tel. 021 467 3874 or email mscheepers@iziko.org.za
Exhibition Enquires: Eugene Bergh, Tel. 021 467 7236 or email ebergh@iziko.org.za
 

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Kemet: Life in Ancient Egypt

  • Location: Slave Lodge
  • From: December 1, 2018     To: December 1, 2019
Kemet: Life in Ancient Egypt

Iziko Museums of South Africa in partnership with the Friends of Design: Academy of Digital Arts, presents the exhibition: Kemet: Life in Ancient Egypt.

This student-driven project, centred round creating an augmented reality experience in ancient Egypt. The exhibition brings the past back to life, demonstrating, how new technologies cansuccessfully augment the museum experience.

The overarching exhibition theme explores how Ancient Egypt shapes our world today exploring five elements relating to:

Writing Systems, Pharaohs, Science and Technology, Beliefs and Religion, and Recreation. The revamped displays in the exhibition space include a scale model of an Egyptian mummification chamber and an Egyptian slave scene.

Interactive elements include:

An Augmented Reality Activity that will showcase the Everyday Life in Ancient Egypt and The Soul's Journey through the Ancient Egyptian Afterlife. Games, puzzles and take away primary and secondary learning resources about ancient Egypt, including resources to support a school visit, classroom resources and online resources.  

The downloadable smartphone app uses the phone’s camera to add elements of interactivity to these displays/scenes, that will show museum visitors extra information about a display, add animated digital elements such as narration or a rotating 3D image of an object and display photos and videos linked to an object.

The app also displays animated ‘characters’ using a tool or performing a task.

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Kennst du das Land?

  • From: November 21, 2015     To: November 21, 2015
Kennst du das Land?

Date: Saturday, 21 November 2015
Time: 18h00 for 18h30
Venue: The Iziko Old Town House, Greenmarket Square
Cost: Members R80; Non-members R100; Students R40

Our ability to visualise landscapes via the medium of music is one of this art’s greatest communicative powers. This concert evokes landscapes from Italy, Africa, England and Madagascar through chamber music by Wolf, Van Wyk, Hofmeyr and Ravel. Lente Louw (soprano), Bridget Rennie-Salonen (flute), Peter Martens (cello) and Albie van Schalkwyk (piano) provide the vibrant sound palette for this journey into the inner eye.

Hosted by the Friends of the Michaelis Collection.

Enquiries: Rosalind Malandrinos at friendsofmc@gmail.com or Tel. 082 789 5050

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Kids & Teens Robotics Workshop – April School Holidays

  • From: April 8, 2015     To: April 10, 2015
Kids & Teens Robotics Workshop – April School Holidays

Date: 8, 9 and 10 April 2015
Time: 09:00 - 12:00
Cost: R500.00 for 3 days
Venue: The Annexe, Iziko South African National Gallery, St Johns Street, Cape Town


Choice of two workshops

Robotics and Aviation Holiday Workshop (grade 1 – 4)

  • Learn to make robotic crocodiles, boats and spinning tops
  • Learn what makes aeroplanes fly
  • Supervised exploration of the museum


Mindstorms Robotics (grade 5 – 9)

  • Work in teams programming and building Mindstorms robots
  • Make use of motors and sensors to bring your creation to life


Booking and info details:

Email: info@ortsacape.org.za
Web: www.ortsacape.org.za
Tel:021 448 8516

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Kids Sleepover at the Iziko South African Museum

  • From: October 6, 2017     To: October 6, 2017
Kids Sleepover at the Iziko South African Museum

Be one of the lucky explorers to experience the Iziko South African Museum after dark, go stargazing in the Planetarium, and fall asleep in the magic Whale Well!

Make a booking HERE

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Koeberg Visitors Centre

  • Location: South African Museum
  • From: August 24, 2011 at 10:00am     To: August 24, 2011 at 11:59pm
Koeberg Visitors Centre

Date: Wednesday 24 August
Time: 10:00–12:00
Cost: Members: R50; non-members: R60

Bookings on all excursions will only be secured with a 50% deposit.

This outing presents an opportunity to learn more about nuclear energy and the Koeberg Nuclear Power Station. The visit is apt in the light of the recent disaster in Fukushima and given that Koeberg is 9 km away from the Malmesbury faultline. Full details to be advised. Numbers are limited therefore early booking is advised.

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Labels

  • Location: Slave Lodge
  • From: January 12, 2013     To: December 31, 2013
Labels

Siemon Allen’s Labels is a large architectural installation displayed in the museum’s Music Room. This visual memorial to South Africa’s rich musical past features 5000 photographs of record labels inserted into a suspended clear plastic curtain.

The site-responsive installation has been configured to converse with part of the museum’s collection of historical artifacts and meanders through the space amongst the musical instruments and clocks, to form a number of intimate accessible enclosures.

The exhibition is a historical record, a chronological discography of select labels from his archive.  Each label represents an individual recording, visually paying homage to that past by naming every artist in the archive.

Some names and recordings are well known, but many more are now forgotten.

The artwork is on loan by the Artist, Siemon Allen, courtesy of the Goodman Gallery
Further information on Allen’s collection project can be accessed on his searchable web-based database that can be viewed at www.flatinternational.org.

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Land/scapes at Iziko Rust en Vreugd

  • Location: Rust en Vreugd
Land/scapes at Iziko Rust en Vreugd

The William Fehr Collection of artworks on paper is a remarkable resource containing a wealth of visual information on the shaping of the colonial South African landscape.

A small selection of prints and watercolours by artists such as Samuel Davis (1760–1819) and Vice-Admiral Sir Jahleel Brenton (1770– 1844) have been chosen on the theme of land and landscape from the holdings of the Fehr Collection.

 

Enquiries: Esther Esmyol, Tel. 021 467 7205 or email eesmyol@iziko.org.za

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Landbougenootskap Festival. Iziko mobile museum SS8

  • From: February 13, 2014     To: February 15, 2014
Landbougenootskap Festival. Iziko mobile museum SS8

The Iziko Mobile Museum is an educational outreach project aimed at ‘bringing the museum’ to communities that are unable to visit the Iziko museums. This “Museum Without Walls” connects people, raises awareness, and inculcates respect for our rich and diverse cultural heritage in South Africa.

Date: 13–15 February
Time: 10h00–16h00
Venue: Heidelberg

 

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Language Indaba

  • Location: South African Museum
  • From: February 22, 2014     To: February 22, 2014
Language Indaba

Celebrating International Mother Tongue day
Language & Diversity: 20 years of Democracy and the Preservation of Linguistic Heritage

Date: Saturday, 22 February 2014
Time: 11h00–16h30
Venue: TH Barry Lecture Theatre, ISAM
Fee: Free

Following International Mother Tongue Day (21 February) Iziko museums will host a language indaba on Saturday 22 February from 11h00 – 16h30 at the TH Barry Lecture Theatre at the Iziko SA Museum.

Within the broader context of celebrating South Africa’s 20 years of democracy, the conference will celebrate multilingualism, thus preserving our linguistic heritage. The discussion will be preceded by a cultural Astronomy show conducted by Temba Matomela (Planetarium Officer, Iziko).

 Topics will include

  • “The Importance of Educating African Linguists” – Dr Matthias Brenzinger (AW Mellon Research Chair University of Cape Town, Centre for African Language Diversity)

·“Reclaiming and Restoring the Nama Culture” – Bradley van Sitters (!Huni !Gurub of the Khoe San Active Awareness Group)

·“The Role of Professional Multilingualism in South Africa’s Democracy and Beyond” – Dr Mantoa Rose Smouse (PhD, University of Florida & Head of African Languages and Literature, University of the Western Cape)

·“The Preservation of Our Linguistic Heritage Through Written and Spoken Word” – Andrea Dondolo (Cultural activist, Writer, Storyteller, Actress, Traditional Xhosa praise singer (imbongi) and bead craft artist)

 “Without language, one cannot talk to people and understand them; one cannot share their hopes and aspirations, grasp their history, appreciate their poetry, or savour their songs.” – Nelson Mandela (Aah! Dalibhunga), Long Walk to Freedom.

For bookings and further informationplease contact: Wandile Goozen Kasibe; Tel: 021 481 3804/13/12 Fax: 021 481 3991; Email: publicprogs@iziko.org.za or wkasibe@iziko.org.za

The Iziko Summer School will run from 1 February – 1 March. There will be a series of walkabout tours, film screenings, public discussions and lectures and outreach programs during the Iziko Summer School month. Download full programme here *(hyperlink to prog)

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Learning from the Lyon Biennale experience – a conversation with Thierry Raspail and Gunnar B. Kvara

  • From: March 19, 2013 at 5:30pm     To: March 19, 2013 at 8:00pm
Learning from the Lyon Biennale experience – a conversation with Thierry Raspail and Gunnar B. Kvara

Venue: Iziko South African National Gallery

The Iziko South African National Gallery is proud to host a discussion with founder and Artistic Director of the Lyon Biennale, Thierry Raspail, and curator of the 2013 Lyon Biennale, Gunnar B. Kvaran. This will be of particular interest in light of the short history of biennales in South Africa, while the rest of the continent boasts several biennales that have been sustained through the years viz. Rencontres de Bamako (Mali), Dak’Art (Senegal), Cairo Biennale (Egypt) and more recently Doual’art (Cameroon), Benin and Lubumbashi (DRC).

Please join us in this conversation, where Thierry Raspail and Gunnar B. Kvaran will talk about their behind the scenes experiences and future possibilities regarding the Lyon Biennale.

Thierry Raspail is an art historian who began his career as curator at the Museum of Grenoble. He has been the director of the Museum of Contemporary Art in Lyon since its founding in 1984, when he originated a project for “a representative collection of works, often on a monumental scale”. In 1991 Raspail created the Lyon Biennial of Contemporary Art and has been its Artistic Director ever since.

Gunnar B. Kvaran has been the Director of the Astrup Fearnley Museum in Oslo since 2001, and was curator of the Iceland pavilion at the Venice Biennale on four occasions. He has curated and organized such exhibitions as Yoko Ono’s first retrospective and a retrospective by Jeff Koons, amongst others. He was the organiser of China Power Station and co-curator of the Second Moscow Biennial, and Indian Highway in 2009. Kvaran has been appointed the curator of the Lyon Biennale in 2013.

RSVP to Shameem Adams on sadams@iziko.org.za Tel: 481 374

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LECTURE AND AGM TUESDAY 30 AUGUST 2016

  • From: August 30, 2016     To: August 30, 2016
LECTURE AND AGM TUESDAY 30 AUGUST 2016

Speaker: Dr Riashna Sithaldeen, Lecturer, Academic Development Programme/ Archaeology/ Human evolution research institute, University of Cape Town
Title: Baboon variation, biogeographic history and its application for understanding evolution more broadly
Venue: Iziko South African Museum, 25 Queen Victoria Street, Cape Town
Time: 18:00
Cost: Members on presentation of valid 2016 membership card–free of charge
Non-members: a donation of R30.00
 
Baboons are large, primarily terrestrial, Old World monkeys. They are highly adaptable and are generally considered to be one of the most successful and versatile of non-human primates. These primates have been studied extensively for decades, and have contributed significantly to our understanding of a wide array of primate behavioural, physiological, developmental and evolutionary traits. The study of baboons can also help us understand mammal evolution more broadly and even certain aspects of our own pre-history. It is only recently that we have begun to appreciate the potential contribution of baboon studies in these fields. Our current understanding of baboon evolution in southern Africa is derived from fossils, modern morphology and a handful of genetic studies.
This talk will summarise what is known about baboon evolution, the potential contribution of baboon models to research and how my own research into the southern African chacma.
 
 
Charlotte Honiball
Co-ordinator and Administrator
Friends of the South African Museum
P O Box 61 Cape Town 8000
Telephone +27 (0)21 481 3913
(Wednesdays and Fridays only)
Facsimile +27 (0)21 481 3993
Cell 072 225 6893

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LECTURE BY ANDREW LAMPRECHT CONTEMPORARY AFRICAN ART AT THE CUTTING EDGE

  • From: September 8, 2015     To: September 8, 2015
LECTURE BY ANDREW LAMPRECHT CONTEMPORARY AFRICAN ART AT THE CUTTING EDGE

Venue: T H Barry Lecture Theater, Iziko South African Museum
Date: Tuesday 8th September
Time: 17:30
Cost: Members R40, Non-Members R60, Students R20

In this visually rich lecture Andrew Lamprecht will present some of the new developments and new names to emerge in African art over the last five years as well as discuss the impact of the 1:54 art fairs and the 2015 Venice Biennale on contemporary African art.  The lecture will deal predominantly with artists north of our borders.

 

The Friends' Secretary, Lizzie O'Hanlon can be contacted at the the Friends office at the South African National Gallery from10:00-15:00Tuesday to Thursday.
Phone: 021 481 
Fax: 021 467 4680
E-mail:  sangfriends@iziko.org.za

 

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LECTURE BY AYANDA MABULU IMVO ZABANTSUNDU / THE NATIVE OPINION

  • From: September 3, 2013     To: September 3, 2013
LECTURE BY AYANDA MABULU IMVO ZABANTSUNDU / THE NATIVE OPINION

Tuesday 3rd September
Barry Lecture Theatre, Iziko South African Museum
Time: 17:30
Members R30, Non-Members R50, Students R20

The title of the lecture, Imvo Zabantsundu / The Native Opinion, is the namesake of the first black South African newspaper published in King William’s Town.  It provides an accurate starting point for Mabulu’s outspoken work that aims to create a dialogue around South Africa’s current political and social climate within the frame of post-colonial discourse.

Mabulu’s paper works have an overt tactility.  Surfaces are worked and reworked with charcoal, paint, wallpaper, gold-leaf and magazine and newspaper clippings.  Their colourful demeanor at a closer look reveals hard-hitting visuals with poetic declarations of anger and indignation.  The principal figures are figurative depictions that represent specific demographic sections of society, whilst on occasion depicting key political figures in South African history: Steve Biko, Desmond Tutu, Nelson Mandela, President Jacob Zuma and F W de Klerk.

Ayanda Mabulu was born in King William’s Town in 1981.  He is a self-taught artist who started drawing and painting at a young age.
Solo exhibitions have taken place in China at the Chenshia Museum (2011), Un-mute my tongue at World Art and in March 2013 at Commune 1, both in Cape Town.  Recent group exhibitions include Our Fathers at The AVA Gallery (2012), Greatmore Studio Showcase (2012) and the Bag Factory in Johannesburg.

For further information please contact the Friends of the South African National Gallery, Secretary, Lizzie O’Hanlon on
Tel: 021 481 3951 or via email sangfriends@iziko.org.za.
Tickets are available at the door.

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LECTURE BY CATHERINE MYBURGH ON DESIGNING MULTI-PROJECTION

  • From: April 19, 2015     To: April 19, 2015
LECTURE BY CATHERINE MYBURGH ON DESIGNING MULTI-PROJECTION

Iziko South African National Gallery
Sunday 19th April
Time:13:00
Members R50, Non-Members R60, Students R40
Refreshments will be served

The Refusal of Timeis a 5-channel video and sound installation collaboration by William Kentridge, composer Philip Miller and Catherine Myburgh, who designed the multi-projections.  This work came out of a series of conversations between artist William Kentridge and Peter Gallison, professor of History of Science at Harvard University.  The conversations explored different views of the idea of time. 

Time, which often equals mortality, means that we are all drawn into the limits of time and how it affects us.  Black holes, string theory, parallel universes, film processing, zoetropes, metronomes and many more have informed this work.  The finding of time in music, film and our own body clocks.  The installation includes a sculpture called The Elephant, in reference to Charles Dickens's Hard Times, in which machines move “like an elephant in a state of melancholy madness”.

Catherine Meyburgh will talk about the ideas and theories behind the installation. After which she will take questions on the technical aspects of the installation.

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LECTURE BY DOMINIC TOUWEN ON THE INDIAN OCEAN VOC TEXTILE TRADE IN THE 17TH AND 18TH CENTURIES

  • From: June 2, 2015     To: June 2, 2015
LECTURE BY DOMINIC TOUWEN ON THE INDIAN OCEAN VOC TEXTILE TRADE IN THE 17TH AND 18TH CENTURIES

T H Barry Lecture Theatre
Tuesday 2nd June
Time:17:30
Members R40, Non-Members R60, Students R20

A great deal has been researched and written about the VOC East Indian trade networks and most people picture ships laden with spices returning via the Cape to Europe – what is not generally known is that textiles became a far more important trade item for the VOC and indeed underpinned the entire East Indian Trade network.

India was the only global source of cotton fabrics until the late 18th Century and everyone in the East, and eventually the West, wanted Indian cotton!  Cool, light, strong and colourfast, they were willing to trade just about anything for it including spices, precious gems, coffee and porcelain.

The VOC dominated the trade in textiles in the East for over 150 years and soon realized that the potential for bringing textiles back to Europe was enormous. By the early 18th Century textiles had overtaken spices and porcelain as the primary product being imported back to Europe from the East and every single piece of fabric came via the Cape.  All returning ships needed to spend at least a month revictualling in Table Bay in preparation for the home stretch to Europe. Did some of these fabulous fabrics find their way into the houses and wardrobes of the wealthy Cape Burgers?  Textiles are by their very nature impermanent; they wear out and are discarded, leaving little trace. Dominic Touwen has been researching what evidence there is of this fascinating trade and has found tantalizing traces in paintings, drawings, bills of sale, auction records and even pieces of fabric!

VOC Textiles give a unique and fascinating insight into the wonders of the Baroque world. From the prosperous Dutch burgers of the Hudson valley in their Indigo resist dresses to the glitter of the French and English courts in their glowing chintz, from the wealthy citizens of the Dutch Republic to the slaves of the West Indian sugar plantations and from men’s banyans to their bandanas -  Indian Cotton was the common thread that tied the word together in a global network of trade and design influence. 

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LECTURE BY DR JOHANN KRITZINGER ON CHINESE PORCELAIN

  • From: November 7, 2013     To: November 7, 2013
LECTURE BY DR JOHANN KRITZINGER ON CHINESE PORCELAIN

The Youxiantang Collection spans five thousand years of Chinese history. The main focus of the collection is the 9th to 12th Centuries.  All pieces have been vetted by the heads of the New York and London Asian art fair committees. The collection was built up over more than 30 years.  It contains a variety of Chinese art, bronzes, gold, gilt bronze, terracotta, grave objects, utility objects, porcelain, glass and jewellery.

In the illustrated lecture all pieces will be classified by dynastic origin, style, age, colour, shape and utility.  Technical aspects such as shape, colour, foot rims, glazes, imperial vs non imperial wares, damage, dealerships, dealers, scholars, taking advice from scholars, having advisors will be discussed as well as the provenance and daily use of objects.  The use of carbon dating will also be touched on.

Venue: TH Barry Lecture Theatre, Iziko South African Museum
              25 Queen Victoria Street, Cape Town
Date:    Thursday 7th November
Time:   17:30
Cost:    Members R40, Non-Members R60

Bookings and enquiries contact: 

Lizzie O'Hanlon
Tel No: 021 481 3951
Email: sangfriends@iziko.org.za

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LECTURE BY EDWARD SAUNDERS ON JOHANN ZOFFANY, ARTIST TO PRINCES, PAINTER OF PEOPLE

  • From: April 14, 2015     To: April 14, 2015
LECTURE BY EDWARD SAUNDERS ON JOHANN ZOFFANY, ARTIST TO PRINCES, PAINTER OF PEOPLE

T H Barry Lecture Theatre
Iziko South African Museum
Tuesday 14th April to 14th April
Time:17:30
Members R70, Non-Members R95

Although Zoffany was born in Frankfurt in 1733, he is essentially regarded as an English artist.  Coming to London around 1760 he managed to achieve royal patronage a few years later and some of his most significant works were for King George III and Queen Charlotte.  His style was, however, never over formal and his brilliant characterisation of his sitters is very evident in his most famous work, "The Tribune of the Uffizi", painted for the Queen in Florence in the 1770's.  He went to India in the 1780s, producing fascinating works showing the lives and the pursuits of the British in India at the time and finally he returned to spend his last years in London, dying in Twickenham in 1810.

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Lecture by Edward Saunders: Vermeer and Delft.

  • From: September 23, 2014     To: September 23, 2014
Lecture by Edward Saunders: Vermeer and Delft.

Venue: TH Barry Lecture Theatre, Iziko South African Museum.
Tuesday 23rd September at 6.00 for 6.30pm
Cost: non-members R120, members R80 and students R20.

Art lecturer Edward Saunders, will present a public lecture on Dutch painter, Johannes Vermeer. Hosted by the Friends of the Michaelis Collection.

For all queries and bookings please contact Rosalind Malandrinos – email: friendsofmc@gmail.com; Tel: 021 794 2304; Cell: 082 789 5050 or like us on Facebook.

 

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LECTURE BY MARK COETZEE

  • From: September 24, 2013     To: September 24, 2013
LECTURE BY MARK COETZEE

The Curator as Cultural Activist:
Mark Coetzee, Recent projects
Barry Lecture Theatre, Iziko South African Museum
Tuesday 24th September
Time:17:30
Members R40, Non-Members R60, Students R20

Mark Coetzee, an artist, writer, art historian and curator, originally from Cape Town, rarely speaks about his work.  The Friends are honoured that Coetzee has agreed to share some examples and insights from his career.

Coetzee has directed major institutions in the USA and Europe, curated hundreds of exhibitions on five continents over a period of three decades, published over 30 monographs and taught at numerous important academic institutions.  He is a visiting professor at New World School of the Arts in Miami, USA, curates one of the most comprehensive collections of contemporary art from Africa and its Diaspora, is the cultural specialist for the Zeitz Foundation, and sits on the International Advisory Committee of the Laumeier Sculpture Park in St. Louis, USA.  He is a recognised artist in his own right.  We acclaim Mark’s generosity towards Iziko Museums and especially the National Gallery.

For further information please contact the Friends of the South African National Gallery, Secretary, Lizzie O’Hanlon on
Tel: 021 481 3951 or via email sangfriends@iziko.org.za.
Tickets are available at the door.

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Lecture by Mark Coetzee on The Curator as Cultural Activist

  • From: September 24, 2013     To: September 24, 2013
Lecture by Mark Coetzee on The Curator as Cultural Activist

HE FRIENDS OF THE SOUTH AFRICAN NATIONAL GALLERY WILL BE HOSTING A LECTURE BY MARK COETZEE ON

The Curator as Cultural Activist: Mark Coetzee, Recent projects

IzikoSouth African Museum

Tuesday 24th September

Time: 17:30

Members R40, Non-Members R60, Students R20

Mark Coetzee, originally from Cape Town South Africa, rarely speaks about his work. The Friends are proud to have persuaded Coetzee to share some examples and insights around a career that has spanned over 29 years of curating.

Coetzee has directed major institutions in the United Stated and Europe, curated hundreds of exhibitions on all five continents, published over 30 monographs and taught at numerous important academic institutions. He is a visiting professor at New World School of the Arts in Miami, USA, curates one of the most comprehensive collections of contemporary art from Africa and Diaspora, is the cultural specialist for the Zeitz Foundation, and sits on the International Advisory Committee of the Laumeier Sculpture Park in St. Louis, USA. He is a recognised artist in his own right and a generous benefactor of Iziko Museums and especially SANG.

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Lecture by Nomusa Makhubu: ‘Reading Space in Rembrandt’s Paintings’

  • From: March 17, 2015     To: March 17, 2015
Lecture by Nomusa Makhubu: ‘Reading Space in Rembrandt’s Paintings’

Date: Tuesday, 17 March 2015
Time: 18:00 – 18:30
Venue: TH Barry Lecture Theatre, Iziko SA Museum

Enquiries: contact Rosalind Malandrinos, Hon, Secretary of the Friends of Michaelis Collection; emailfriendsofmc@gmail.com

 

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LECTURE BY PENNY SIOPIS

  • From: June 17, 2014     To: June 17, 2014
LECTURE BY PENNY SIOPIS

Venue: T H Barry Lecture Theatre, Iziko South African Museum
Date: Tuesday, 17 June
Time: 17:30
Members R40, Non-Members R60, Students R20

Acclaimed artist Penny Siopis will deliver an illustrated lecture on her artistic practice, spanning over three decades.  A painter by training, her work encompasses numerous other media including installation, video and photography. This lecture will give an insight into the depth and breadth of her remarkable career before her much anticipated retrospective which will take place at the Iziko South African National Gallery from December 2014 to March 2015.

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Lecture by Professor Milton Shain:

  • From: September 1, 2015     To: September 1, 2015
Lecture by Professor Milton Shain:

“On the cusp of the Enlightenment: The Jews of Amsterdam in the 17th Century”
Date: Tuesday, 1 September
Venue: TH Barry Lecture Theatre, Iziko South African Museum
Time: 18h00 for 18h30
Cost: Members R80; non-members R100; Students Free Entry

Booking is essential. RSVP: Rosalind Malandrinos on 0827895050 or email friendsofmc@gmail.com
 

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Lecture by Professor Nigel Penn: The Death of Governor Noodt

  • From: October 7, 2014     To: October 7, 2014
Lecture by Professor Nigel Penn: The Death of Governor Noodt

Venue: TH Barry Lecture Theatre, Iziko South African Museum.
Tuesday 7th October at 6.00 for 6.30pm.
Cost: non-members R100, Members R80 and students R20.

The governorship of Noodt, who ruled the Cape between 1727—1729 has gone down in history as a particularly cruel and despotic period. His rule coincided with a series of desertions and rebellions by the Cape garrison, which culminated in a mass execution of some of the offenders and the sudden death of the governor himself. These events inspired C. Louis Leipoldt to write both a poetic and historical monologue and a play – Die laaste aand – based on the subject. Nigel Penn’s talk will discuss these occurrences and attempt to distinguish between fact and fiction in the legend created by Louis Leipoldt.

 

Nigel Penn is a Professor in Historical Studies at the University of Cape Town. He has written widely on the history of the Cape during the VOC period and is author of Rogues, Rebels and Runaways as well as The Forgotten Frontier.  

For all queries and bookings please contact Rosalind Malandrinos – email: friendsofmc@gmail.com; Cell:0827895050 or like us on FACEBOOK

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LECTURE BY ROSALIND MALANDRINOS ON THE DEVIL IS IN THE DETAIL

  • From: November 3, 2015     To: November 3, 2015
LECTURE BY ROSALIND MALANDRINOS ON THE DEVIL IS IN THE DETAIL

AN INTRICATE LOOK AT THE EARLY WORKS OF THE PRE-RAPHAELITE BROTHERHOOD

T H Barry Lecture Theatre, Iziko South African Museum
Tuesday 3rd November
18:00 for 18:30
Members R80, Non-Members R100, Students free
including a glass of sherry

The year 1848 saw political unrest throughout Europe and artistic unrest in England in the form of the young and enthusiastic men who named themselves the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood. The founding members numbered seven but only three followed the original mantra "Truth to Nature", inspired by the words of John Ruskin: Dante Gabriel Rossetti, William Holman Hunt and John Everett Millais. Impressed by early Italian Renaissance artists such as Giotto and Benozzo Gozzoli, their works were vibrant and colourful with literary subjects dominating. Their style was precise and considered and their attention to detail extraordinary.

This fully illustrated lecture will reveal that this attention to detail was considered and significant to the literary meaning of the paintings, sometimes derived from multiple sources as varied as Boccaccio, Shakespeare and the Bible. Works such as Rossetti's Annunciation, Hunt's Eve of Saint Agnes and Millais' iconic Ophelia will be discussed as well as some lesser known paintings.

Secretary’s contact details: Tel. 021 481 3951 or email sangfriends@iziko.org.za

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LECTURE BY SANCHITA BALACHANDRAN CONTEMPORARY ISSUES IN ART CONSERVATION

  • From: July 15, 2015     To: July 15, 2015
LECTURE BY SANCHITA BALACHANDRAN CONTEMPORARY ISSUES IN ART CONSERVATION

Supported by the Andrew W Mellon Foundation
Venue: Iziko South African National Gallery
Date: Wednesday 15th July
Time: 13:00 to 14:00
No fee is being charged as this lecture is being hosted by
Booking is essential as the number of seats is limited

Sanchita Balachandran is a curator/conservator of the Johns Hopkins Archaeological Museum and a lecturer in the Department of Near Eastern Studies at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, USA.  Sanchita will talk about some of the contemporary issues concerning art conservation theory and practice.  Among the topics she will discuss are: How does conservation change the meaning and interpretation of objects and sites?  Whose values are considered when conserving an artefact or site? She will also look at some of the powerful outside forces – political strife, armed conflict, tourism and the art market – that influence conservation practice.

 

The Friends' Secretary, Lizzie O'Hanlon can be contacted at the the Friends office at the South African National Gallery from10:00-15:00Tuesday to Thursday.
Phone: 021 481 3951
Fax: 021 467 4680
E-mail:  sangfriends@iziko.org.za

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LECTURE BY STEPHAN WELZ

  • From: August 4, 2015     To: August 4, 2015
LECTURE BY STEPHAN WELZ

THE IMPORTANT ROLE PLAYED BY THE JEWISH COMMUNITY IN SOUTH AFRICA WITH PARTICULAR REFERENCE TO THE VISUAL ARTS AND CULTURAL HISTORY

Venue: T H Barry Lecture Theatre, Iziko South African Museum
Date: Tuesday 4th August2015
Time: 17:30
Cost: Members R75, Non-Members R90 followed by drinks and snacks in the Atrium, Iziko South African National Gallery
Event sponsored by Strauss & Co

Stephan Welz is no stranger to the art world.  The son of artist, Jean Welz, he grew up in the midst of an artistic community and was familiar with many of the great artists of the time.  His long career in the auction business makes him the longest practicing fine art expert and auctioneer in South Africa.   With over 35 years of experience with Sotheby’s in London, Amsterdam and South Africa, he has acquired a vast knowledge of South African art and antiques, making him the most respected ‘generalist’ in these fields.

Now Managing Director of South Africa’s leading auction house, Strauss & Co, he continues to be at the helm of the company, conducting auctions, evaluating art and inspiring the next generation to start their own art collections.

This lecture will cover the role played by artists, collectors, dealers, writers and researchers and philanthropists.

 

The Friends' Secretary, Lizzie O'Hanlon can be contacted at the the Friends office at the South African National Gallery from10:00-15:00Tuesday to Thursday.
Phone: 021 481 3951
Fax: 021 467 4680
E-mail:  sangfriends@iziko.org.za

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Lecture on Art Deco Sculpture by Geoff Burr with the Friends of the SA National Gallery

  • Location: South African Museum
  • From: December 11, 2012     To: December 11, 2012
Lecture on Art Deco Sculpture by Geoff Burr with the Friends of the SA National Gallery

Geoff Burr is the co-owner of Burr & Muir Antiques, specializing in Art Nouveau and Art Deco and 20th Century Design.  He has lectured extensively and has acted as curator and consultant for exhibitions on Art Nouveau and Art Deco and Art Glass.  Art Deco sculpture from the 1920s and 1930s will be covered, with a brief overview of the history of bronze and ivory sculpture and a look at the influences on Art Deco sculpture.  Artists under consideration are Demetre Chiparus, Ferdinand Preiss, Josef Lorenzl, Claire Colinet, Gerdago and Bruno Zach.

11th December  
Time: 17:30
Iziko South African Museum           
Cost:  Members R40, Non-Members R60, Students R20
Booking is essential for all events.

For membership enquiries or further information please contact Lizzie O’Hanlon at the Friends Office on 021 481 3951 (Tuesday to Thursday 10:00-14:00) or email sangfriends@iziko.org.za

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LECTURE ON BATTLEGROUND:

  • From: October 20, 2015     To: October 20, 2015
LECTURE ON BATTLEGROUND:

Charles Bell’s Drawings of theWar of the Axe, 1846, IN THE HISTORICAL CONTEXT AND IN RELATION TO RECENT REPRESENTATIONS OF THE FRONTIER/WARS OF DISPOSSESSION BY PROFESSOR MICHAEL GODBY

Venue: T H Barry Lecture Theatre
Iziko South African Museum
Date: Tuesday 20th October
Time: 17:30
Cost: Members R40, Non-Members R50

This lecture explores the strategies used in a recent exhibition that attempted to return Bell’s drawings from a purely aesthetic discourse to a meaningful historical context. Contemporary newspapers that appear to give voice to Bell’s drawings are reproduced. And Bell’s visual language is explained: his representation of indigenous people is referred, on the one hand, to contemporary stereotypes; and his physiognomies related to nineteenth-century racial theories. Bell’s depiction of landscape, moreover, is related to his practice as a government surveyor – that ultimately legitimized the colonial acquisition of land.  Significantly, all these aspects of Bell’s art are highlighted in a series of comparisons with recent representations of this and other Wars of Dispossession.

Michael Godbyis Emeritus Professor of History of Art at the University of Cape Town.  He is currently preparing a collection of papers for a book on the History of Photography in South Africa; and is planning a new exhibition on the theme of the Domestic Interior in European and South African Painting.

Secretary’s contact details: Tel. 021 481 3951 or email sangfriends@iziko.org.za

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LECTURE ON GARDENS ‘OF’ EUROPE, GARDENS ‘IN’ EUROPE

  • From: February 16, 2016     To: February 16, 2016
LECTURE ON GARDENS ‘OF’ EUROPE, GARDENS ‘IN’ EUROPE

BY DR JULIAN RAXWORTHY
T H Barry Lecture Theatre
Iziko South African Museum
Tuesday 16th February at 17:30
Members R40, Non-Members R50, Students R20

Throughout the 18th and 19th century, the “Grand Tour” of gardens in Europe was the primary education for landscape gardeners, whose work would coalesce into the practice of landscape architecture as we know it today. From the Italian Renaissance, the French Baroque and the English landscape gardens emerged the compositional systems, plant use styles and elements that form the language of landscape practice today. With calls for transformation in South Africa, this lineage is rightly under question and landscape historians need to reconsider this history and also develop a new body of scholarship that unearths African precedent. Could that precedent come from the Cape Flats?

Perhaps because of its adjacency to the airport, on an old tip site in Gugulethu an informal settlement called “Europe” emerged in 1994. While it is claimed that nothing can grow on the site, amongst the shacks residents have created gardens that have an interesting relationship to affluent gardens nearby. Not vegetable or “sangoma” gardens, the gardens of Europe represent a new garden type for the largely Xhosa inhabitants.

This lecture will introduce classic European gardens and then look for their resonances, their similarities and differences to the gardens of the informal settlement of the same name in an attempt to address how the narrative of landscape architectural history can be transformed.

Dr Julian Raxworthy (PrLarch) is a Senior Lecturer in the Master of Landscape Architecture programme at the University of Cape Town. His books include The MESH Book: Landscape & Infrastructure (2004), and Sunburnt: Landscape Architecture in Australia (2011). His next book Overgrown will be published by MIT Press in 2017 and concerns the relationship between landscape architecture and gardening.

Enquiries:

Lizzie O'Hanlon
Secretary/Treasurer
Friends of the S A National Gallery
Tel No:  021 481 3951
Email:   sangfriends@iziko.org.za

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LECTURE ON HISTORICAL GARDENS OF THE CAPE BY GWEN FAGAN

  • From: May 20, 2014     To: May 20, 2014
LECTURE ON HISTORICAL GARDENS OF THE CAPE BY GWEN FAGAN

Venue: T H Barry Lecture Theatre, Iziko South African Museum
Date: Tuesday, 20 May
Time: 17:30
Members R50, Non-Members R65, Students R20

Dr Gwen Fagan started her career as a medical practitioner.  She and her husband Gawie, the renowned conservation architect, carried out research trips and her interest in early Cape gardens developed.  She then joined her husband’s firm, Gabriel Fagan Architects, as an historical researcher and landscape planner.  She was instrumental in replanting the early 19th Century period garden at Iziko Rust en Vreugd.  Dr Fagan is particularly celebrated for her meticulous research on the early roses of the Cape.  She has published several books, the most notable of which was Roses at the Cape of Good Hope.  She has won many prestigious awards and received an honorary doctorate from the University of Stellenbosch.  She completed her PhD at UCT in 1995 with the thesis: “An introduction to the man-made landscapes at the Cape from the 17th to the 19th centuries.”

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LECTURE ON KITSCH, CAMP AND TRETCHIKOFF BY LLOYD POLLAK

  • Location: South African National Gallery
  • From: August 30, 2011     To: August 30, 2011
LECTURE ON KITSCH, CAMP AND TRETCHIKOFF BY LLOYD POLLAK

Iziko South African Museum
Tuesday 30th August at 17:30
Members R40, Non-Members R60, Students R20

PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL FRIENDS’ EVENTS MUST BE BOOKED AND PAID FOR IN ADVANCE

Tretchikoff’s paintings – currently on exhibition at the Iziko South African National Gallery – have led critics to describe them as ‘kitsch’ and ‘camp’, but how do you define these nebulous concepts, and how does Tretchi’s art answer to these definitions?
The lecture will answer these questions, deconstruct Tretchi’s most famous works and contribute to the debate surrounding the exhibition.

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LECTURE ON STATE OF THE ART

  • From: November 21, 2012     To: November 21, 2012
LECTURE ON STATE OF THE ART

BY STEFAN HUNDT
De Grendel Wine Estate, Plattekloof Road, Panorama
Wednesday 21st November
11:00
Members R90, Non-Members R120, Students R60
including soup, bread and a glass of wine

The last decade has seen the South African art market grow exponentially in value and with it the notion of art as investable commodity has taken root amongst dealers, agents, wealth managers, collectors and auctioneers.  What constitutes the South African art market and where may it be going?  How does one make informed choices in a diversified and unregulated market?  This lecture will present an analysis of the South African Art market from the perspective of Stefan Hundt, curator of the Sanlam Art Collection and head of the Sanlam Private Investments Art Advisory Service.
 

For membership enquiries or further information please contact Lizzie O’Hanlon at the Friends Office on 021 481 3951 (Tuesday to Thursday 10:00-14:00) or email sangfriends@iziko.org.za

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LECTURE ON THE CURATE’S EGG HAS HATCHED:

  • Location: South African National Gallery
  • From: July 28, 2011     To: July 28, 2011
LECTURE ON THE CURATE’S EGG HAS HATCHED:

LECTURE ON THE CURATE’S EGG HAS HATCHED: ON THE CHANGING RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN CURATORS AND ART MUSEUMS BY ANTHEA BUYS
Iziko South African National Gallery
Thursday 28th July at 17:30
Members R40, Non-Members R60, Students R20

PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL FRIENDS’ EVENTS MUST BE BOOKED AND PAID FOR IN ADVANCE

In Europe and America, the latter half of the twentieth century saw dramatic changes in the roles of curators and directors of art museums. These changes had much to do with the incorporation of the artistic avant-gardes into the art mainstream, but also with a new phenomenon with which museums had to grapple: contemporary art. This presentation will highlight some of the key moments and characters in the recent history of curating, and will show how the radical changes which are shaping the discipline are construed largely in relation to developments in contemporary art. We will consider the influence of biennales, residencies and other sporadic art events on the discipline, and the emergence of non-collecting ‘museums’ and contemporary art institutions. The focus will then shift to South Africa, and we will look at how, in the absence of institutions devoted to showing and mediating contemporary art, art museums are trying to fulfill this role.
Anthea Buys is the newly appointed Curator of Contemporary Painting and Sculpture at Iziko South African National Gallery. Please join us at this welcome opportunity for the Friends to meet her and enjoy this insightful, relevant lecture.

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LECTURE SERIES: ART IN PROGRESS (some art movements from 1950s to today)

  • From: July 22, 2014     To: September 2, 2014
LECTURE SERIES: ART IN PROGRESS (some art movements from 1950s to today)

Tuesday 22nd July 17:30 to 18:30
Lecture 1 -1950s | Abstraction

The first lecture explores abstract art, beginning with the artists who defined the Abstract Expressionist movement in the 1950s.
The lecture will be given by Hayden Proud, Curator of Historical Paintings and Sculpture at Iziko SANG.

Tuesday 5th August 17:30 to 18:30
Lecture 2 –1960s-1970s | De-materialisation

The theme of the second lecture is the “de-materialisation” of art. Part 1 focuses on the artists of the 1960s and 70s who used industrial rather than “fine art” materials and Part 2 looks at when artists’ bodies became the medium. The convenors are Winnie Sze, independent curator, and Annemi Conradie, former lecturer at Michaelis School of Fine Art and currently a PhD in Art History candidate at Stellenbosch University.

Tuesday 19 August 17:30 to 18:30
Lecture 3 –1970s-1990s | New media

“New media” is explored in the third lecture. It is a broad umbrella term describing photo-based art, video, electronic installation and internet art, and we look at how artists have been using it from the late 1970s to today. This lecture will be given by Carine Zaayman, lecturer in new media and curatorship at Michaelis School of Fine Art.

Tuesday 2nd September 17:30 to 18:30
Lecture 4 –Today | Contemporary art

This lecture brings us to today, with the question what is Contemporary Art? Marilyn Martin is a senior scholar at Michaelis School of Fine Art and an independent curator and writer.

T H Barry Lecture Theatre, Iziko South African Museum
Members R40 per lecture, R120 for the lecture series
Non Members R50 per lecture, R160 for the lecture series
Students R20 per lecture

For bookings & enquiries contact, Lizzie O'Hanlon Tel: 021 481 3951 or
E-mail:  sangfriends@iziko.org.za

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Lecture: From Cairo to Cape Town via two canals, two yellow fevers, and some amazing characters

  • Location: South African Museum
  • From: September 25, 2012     To: September 24, 2012
Lecture: From Cairo to Cape Town via two canals, two yellow fevers, and some amazing characters

Lecture: From Cairo to Cape Town via two canals, two yellow fevers, and some amazing characters with Professor J P van Niekerk

Tuesday, 25 September 

Time: 19:00

Cape Town Faculty of Health Sciences celebrates its Centenary this year and was the first medical school to be established in sub-Saharan Africa. The honour of the first medical school in Africa goes to Cairo which was established in 1827. We explore the strange connections between two canals, (Suez and the Panama) two yellow fevers (the disease and gold), and larger than life characters that weave a strange tale connecting the two.

Presented by the Friends of the SA Museum

Lectures are free to members on presentation of a 2012 membership card and visitors are asked for a donation of R30.

For more information on becoming a member of Friends of the SA Museum, contact:  Maxine Davies on samfriends@iziko.org.za

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Lecture: Make love, not war! From nitroglycerine to nitric oxide with Dr Joe Tyrrell

  • Location: South African Museum
  • From: October 30, 2012     To: October 30, 2012
Lecture: Make love, not war! From nitroglycerine to nitric oxide with Dr Joe Tyrrell

Tuesday 30 October

Time: 19:00

Nitrogenous compounds are intimately involved in the way we make war, and the way we make love. After the synthesis of nitroglycerine in 1847, and the discovery of its explosive properties, it was another

32 years before its medical properties were first reported, and another 100 years before we learned how it works. In the human body nitroglycerine works by acting as a donor of nitric oxide, the substance responsible for the dilatation of arteries, the relief of angina and the erection of the male penis.

The discovery of nitric oxide led to the award of three Nobel prizes, a nice irony when one considers that Alfred Nobel's fortune was derived from nitroglycerine, and that he himself suffered from angina. The talk is a social history of the nitrates, with special reference to the life of Alfred Nobel, the Nobel and IgNobel prizes, and the law of unintended consequences.

Presented by the Friends of the SA Museum

Lectures are free to members on presentation of a 2012 membership card and visitors are asked for a donation of R30.

For more information on becoming a member of Friends of the SA Museum, contact:  Maxine Davies on samfriends@iziko.org.za 

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Lecture: Namibian fairy circles – still mysterious?

  • From: April 26, 2016     To: April 26, 2016
Lecture: Namibian fairy circles – still mysterious?

Speaker: Dr Mike Picker, Associate Professor, Zoology Department, University of Cape Town
Title: Namibian fairy circles – still mysterious?
Venue: Iziko South African Museum, 25 Queen Victoria Street, Cape Town
Time:18:00
Cost: Members on presentation of valid 2016 membership card–free of charge
            Non-members: a donation of R30.00

The Namibian fairy circles are such dramatic landscape features that one would assume that their origin and nature would by now, be resolved. Instead, the debate about their causes and why they live for decades has intensified. The two main competing theories are the plant self-organisation model, and the Sand termite model.

The evidence for both models is presented, together with future work that is being conducted to support the Sand termite model. The talk will include comparisons with other dramatic patterns in landscapes that have biological origins.

Charlotte Honiball
Co-ordinator and Administrator
Friends of the South African Museum
P O Box 61 Cape Town 8000
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Lecture: ‘From Langebaan to Lesotho’ with Dr Rob Simmons from the Percy Fitzpatrick Institute

  • Location: South African Museum
  • From: November 27, 2012     To: November 27, 2012
Lecture: ‘From Langebaan to Lesotho’ with Dr Rob Simmons from the Percy Fitzpatrick Institute

Tuesday 27 November

Time: 19:00

Satellite-tagging Black Harriers reveals a new migration route for an Endangered species.

Presented by the Friends of the SA Museum

Lectures are free to members on presentation of a 2012 membership card and visitors are asked for a donation of R30.

For more information on becoming a member of Friends of the SA Museum, contact:  Maxine Davies on samfriends@iziko.org.za 

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Letters from Ann

  • Location: Bertram House
  • From: August 25, 2014     To: September 26, 2014
Letters from Ann

Venue: Iziko Bertram House
Date: 25 August – 26 September

This exhibition, which forms part of an Honours Curatorship research project at the University of Cape Town, engages a new trend in the curating of museum objects: fiction.

Bertram House was opened as a museum in 1984. It was envisioned as both a specimen of early 19th-century life at the Cape and a monument to English settlers – in the same way Koopmans-de Wet House had been for the Dutch. But unlike the Koopmans-de-Wet, Bertram House was never designed to memorialise a famous or notable owner. In fact, detailed information on the former residents of the Georgian house is relatively excluded, despite the house being the last remaining example of the architectural style in the Cape. Its founding collection, much of what you can still see on display, had come to the house through the generous bequest of Winifred Ann Lidderdale, who had tirelessly championed the cause of this museum. The collection is therefore only representative of the time and not original to the house.

In an effort to create a narrative that would both tie the collection to the house and breathe life into its rooms, curator Bianca Packham went in search of the mysterious Ann Bertram Barker, after whom the house had been named. Nothing personal to Ann features in the house, because she died before its completion in 1839. However, as the Findlay archive of letters at the University of the Witwatersrand will attest, Ann was somewhat a socialite who would have brought plenty of youthful energy to the house, and its history.

Ann’s letters paint a surprisingly detailed portrait of life as a young English settler. Her lively character and tragic physical decline are recorded in the letters written by her sister, Margaret; correspondence also preserved in the Findlay archive. Creating a fictional continuation of Ann’s life and letters – the “newly-resident” lady of Bertram House – was a productive and minimally invasive way to address the overwhelming silence the curator felt when normally visiting the museum.

For enquiries, contact Wieke van Delen Tel: 021 467 7203 or email: wvandelen@iziko.org.za

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Life and Death of the Dodo

  • From: July 26, 2016     To: July 26, 2016
Life and Death of the Dodo

Time:              18:00 – 19:00
Venue:            Iziko South African Museum, 25 Queen Victoria Street, Cape Town
Cost:               R30
Speaker: Professor Mike Bruton           

The dodo is known to most people as a bird that was designed to go extinct. But what is the truth about this remarkable bird? Where did it originate? How did it get to Mauritius? What kind of bird was it? What did it look like? How did it breed and feed? Also, why is the Dodo so well known to us whereas many other birds that have gone extinct have disappeared from our memory? Most importantly, why did the Dodo (and many other large island birds) die out and what lessons does its extinction teach us? These and many other questions will be answered and discussed in this fascinating illustrated talk.

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Like Father Like Son? Standard Bank Young Artist for Visual Art 2006: Churchill Madikida

  • Location: South African National Gallery
  • From: January 2, 2007     To: December 31, 2007
Like Father Like Son? Standard Bank Young  Artist for Visual Art 2006: Churchill Madikida

Iziko South African National Gallery is proud to host the exhibition of the Standard Bank Young Artist for Visual Art 2006, Churchill Madikida, previously also the joint recipient of the Tollman Award for a young artist, in 2003. He has in the past, through media including video, photography and live performance, explored the contemporary implications of Xhosa traditions, and the initiation ritual of circumcision in particular. He has also focussed extensively on the impact of HIV/Aids on his own life and that of other South Africans.

Churchill Madikida grew up without his biological father, believing he had died when Madikida was very young. They recently met for the first time in 32 years. Drawing from his own personal experience, the works in this exhibition engage with Madikida’s complex family history and provide an insight into how the absence of his biological father may have shaped his sense of being, his relationships and even perhaps his perception of the world. He attempts to share his struggles in trying to understand and overcome a particular lack, a process that for the artist includes acknowledging the shortcomings and wrongs of the past and in the main offers forgiveness and the suggestion of moving forward.

Enquiries

Pam Warne
Tel: +27 (0)21 467 4660

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Lionel Davis: Gathering Strands

  • Location: South African National Gallery
  • From: June 22, 2017     To: October 1, 2017
Lionel Davis: Gathering Strands

The Iziko South African National Gallery together with the District Six Museum is pleased to announce an exhibition by Lionel Davis. The anti-Apartheid activist and artist will be displaying his work at an exhibition titled, Lionel Davis: Gathering Strands which comprises of work which echoes the country’s political and cultural shifts, whilst keeping the memory of his life in District Six alive.

The retrospective exhibition coincides with the artist’s 81st birthday and will be open for viewing from 21 June until mid-September 2017 at the Iziko South African Gallery.

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Listening to Distant Thunder: The Art of Peter Clarke

  • Location: South African National Gallery
  • From: October 20, 2011     To: May 13, 2012
Listening to Distant Thunder: The Art of Peter Clarke
Peter Clarke. Coming and going (1960). Oil. 511 cm x 409 cm. Private collection.

This is a special celebratory exhibition of the life and work of Peter Clarke (b. 1929), whose career as an artist and poet has spanned six decades. The exhibition charts Clarke’s development as an artist over the apartheid and post-apartheid eras, and his work reflects deeply – and without bitterness – on the societal upheavals and dislocation he has lived through.

Clarke is best known as a print-maker through his sensitive approach to linocut and colour woodblock techniques. This fully-comprehensive exhibition reveals him as a strong painter, a talented draughtsman and a poet of considerable literary achievement. In his images, he has articulated a vision of community life at the Cape that is poignant and even humorous, yet powerful in its sense of form.

Clarke was awarded the Order of Ikhamanga (silver) by President Thabo Mbeki in 2005 and a Lifetime Achievement Award in 2010. Through this exhibition and its accompanying book, authors and curators, Philippa Hobbs and Elizabeth Rankin pay tribute to one of Cape Town’s most significant artistic sons.
 
Enquiries: Hayden Proud,
Tel: 021 481 3965
 

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Listening to Distant Thunder: The Art of Peter Clarke

  • Location: South African National Gallery
  • From: October 20, 2011     To: May 13, 2012
Listening to Distant Thunder: The Art of Peter Clarke
Peter Clarke. Coming and going (1960). Oil. 511 cm x 409 cm. Private collection.

This is a special celebratory exhibition of the life and work of Peter Clarke (b. 1929), whose career as an artist and poet has spanned six decades. The exhibition charts Clarke’s development as an artist over the apartheid and post-apartheid eras, and his work reflects deeply – and without bitterness – on the societal upheavals and dislocation he has lived through.

Clarke is best known as a print-maker through his sensitive approach to linocut and colour woodblock techniques. This fully-comprehensive exhibition reveals him as a strong painter, a talented draughtsman and a poet of considerable literary achievement. In his images, he has articulated a vision of community life at the Cape that is poignant and even humorous, yet powerful in its sense of form.

Clarke was awarded the Order of Ikhamanga (silver) by President Thabo Mbeki in 2005 and a Lifetime Achievement Award in 2010. Through this exhibition and its accompanying book, authors and curators, Philippa Hobbs and Elizabeth Rankin pay tribute to one of Cape Town’s most significant artistic sons.
 
Enquiries: Hayden Proud,
Tel: 021 481 3965
email: hproud@iziko.org.za

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Live Leopard Toad and Snake Display

  • From: December 8, 2016     To: December 9, 2016
Live Leopard Toad and Snake Display

Learn about the Western Leopard Toad and the conservation efforts of the Zandvlei Nature Reserve, when their staff visits the Iziko South African Museum. Also explore exhibitions: Shark World; Crossing the Ecoline and larger than life family favourite, African Dinosaurs.

Dates: 8 & 9 December 2016 Time: 10h00–14h00
Venue: Iziko South African Museum, 25 Queen Victoria St., Cape Town

 

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Living with the Legacies of the 1913 Land Act

  • From: February 2, 2013 at 9:00am     To: February 2, 2013 at 5:00pm
Living with the Legacies of the 1913 Land Act

Time: 09h00–17h00
Venue: District Six Museum Homecoming Centre and Iziko Slave
Lodge Museum
Fee: Free [Max 60 participants]

Iziko Museums of South Africa (Iziko), in close collaboration with the District Six Museum, hosts a multifaceted youth and intergenerational programme aimed at creating a dialogical space for the re-interpretation of the Land Act of 1913. The programme includes workshops, visual art activities, performances, digital story and much more.

Wandile Kasibe (Public Programmes Coordinator)
Tel: +27 (0)21 481 3804/13
Fax: +27 (0)21 481 3991
Email:  wkasibe@iziko.org.za or publicprogs@iziko.org.za

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LOOKING AT FRAMES LECTURE BY PAUL MITCHELL

  • From: February 5, 2013     To: February 5, 2013
LOOKING AT FRAMES LECTURE BY PAUL MITCHELL

T H Barry Lecture Theatre, Iziko South African Museum 25 Queen Victoria Street. 
Time: 17:30
Members R40, Non-Members R60, Students R20

Paul Mitchell is a leading frame historian, consultant and supplier of frames to museums and private collectors worldwide. A graduate of Cambridge University and the Courtauld Institute
of Art, he is a pioneer in the study of the history of frames and has two major books on the subject to his credit. This is a rare opportunity to hear a world authority on the underestimated but crucial role of the picture frame in relation, not only to paintings, but to architecture, interior decoration and the decorative arts. 

Friends’ members R40, Non-members R60, Students R20.
Booking essential, enquiries 021 481 3951
email sangfriends@iziko.org.za

Presented by the Friends of the South African National Gallery and The Friends of The Michaelis Collection.
 

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Lowering the gaze: Impressions of Muslim women in Cape Town

  • Location: Bo-Kaap Museum
  • From: June 1, 2011
Lowering the gaze: Impressions of Muslim women in Cape Town

his collection of mainly photographs begins to address the ways in which Muslim women are portrayed in the collections of two national heritage institutions. The images of Muslim women or Cape Malay women, as they are called in the documentation, were collected over several decades by the National Library of South Africa (NLSA) and Iziko Museums. It is argued that they are typical of an ‘orientalising’ paradigm. Looking at the fragments of women’s history uncovered in the NLSA and Iziko archives, it becomes clear to one that the images leave out much more than what they include. 

Muslim women are challenging orientalist and reactionary writings about themselves and reconstructing an alternative paradigm, in which they actively transcend historical and social restrictions. In this way, misconceptions and myths about Muslim women may diminish. 

This exhibition is based on research by Maheerah Gamieldien.

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Macaroni Workshop

  • From: July 17, 2014     To: July 18, 2014
Macaroni Workshop

Venue: Iziko South African Museum
Date: 17 & 18 July
Age: 10 – 12 years

Have fun making decorations out of macaroni! Entry is free. 
For enquiries, please contact: Faith Songelwa, (021) 481 3823, Fax (021) 481 3991,fsongelwa@iziko.org.za

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Made in Translation: Images from and of the Landscape

  • Location: South African Museum
  • From: November 21, 2010     To: November 30, 2011
Made in Translation: Images from and of the Landscape
Installation view of Made in Translation: Images from and of the Landscape, Iziko South African Museum. Photograph by Iziko Photographer, Carina Beyer

Paintings and engravings are everywhere in the southern African landscape. They are the creative expressions of ideas that were once alive in the conversations around the campfire and in the rites of passage that marked the milestones of human life. Today these paintings and engravings have become sources of great longing, their meanings elusive; the impulses that gave rise to them often hotly debated.

Rock art copies are seen as acts of translation, primarily translating the ‘unboundedness’ of the paintings as they exist in the landscape, into the framed image of the copy. The exhibition showcases a diverse range of translations including the works of copyists from the mid-19th to early 20th centuries. A collection by Leo Frobenius who explored southern Africa with a team of ethnographers and artists between 1928 and 1930 reveals the remarkable large-scale copies his project produced. Included in the exhibition are copies by, amongst others, George Stow, Helen Tongue, Dorothea Bleek, Joseph Orpen and Charles Schunke. It also includes insights of contemporary scholars, historical and contemporary photographs, and translations of San texts and stories.

Curators:

Pippa Skotnes, Director of the Centre for Curating the Archive
Michaelis School of Fine Art at the University of Cape Town
Petro Keene of the Iziko Social History Collections department.

Enquiries:

Sven Ouzman
Tel: +27(0)21 481 3883
Email: souzman@iziko.org.za

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Magic of Asian Puppets

  • Location: South African National Gallery
  • From: May 13, 2017     To: July 31, 2017
Magic of Asian Puppets

Asian theatre puppets are an expression of the richness of Asia’s performing arts. The over 100 string, rod, hand and shadow puppets featured on this exhibition have survived the centuries, during which the puppet theatre has been a veritable living encyclopaedia of Asian life and culture.

This exhibition will take you on an imaginative journey through a vast and fascinating continent. It displays amazing Asian craftsmanship and creativity featuring unique puppets and artefacts from Asian traditions and countries including Burma, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam and is expected to be appreciated by Asian art connoisseurs,  adults and children alike.

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Make an Orchid for Tretchikoff

  • Location: South African National Gallery
  • From: July 2, 2011 at 9:00am     To: July 2, 2011 at 1:00pm
Make an Orchid for Tretchikoff

Using the Tretchikoff exhibition as inspiration, learn how to make an orchid using paper – without having to pick a flower.

Conducted by Cait Turner, a skilled prop artist who loves Tretchikoff, as well as flowers.

 

Age: 14–18 years

Time: 09h00 – 13h00

Venue: Iziko SA National Gallery Annexe

Cost: R50

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Make your own Davy Dragon Moon Board Game

  • Location: Planetarium and Digital Dome
  • From: July 5, 2011 at 10:00am     To: July 5, 2011 at 11:59pm
Make your own Davy Dragon Moon Board Game

Workshops for children during the school holidays!

We start by watching “Davy Dragon goes to the Moon”.  

Ages: 6 to 8 years

Cost: R20 per workshop

Tickets available at the Iziko SA Museum’s main entrance. Please note: numbers are limited, so to avoid disappointment don’t delay.

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Mammoths, mastodonts and men:

  • Location: South African Museum
  • From: April 25, 2017     To: April 25, 2017
Mammoths, mastodonts and men:

Unraveling the causes of extinction and the role of humans in their disappearance.
 
Date: Tuesday 25 April 2017
Speaker: Matthew Scarborough
 
At the height of their distribution, mammoths roamed freely from Britain in the west, right across the plains of Europe, Asia and the northern part North America. By the end of the Ice Age, however, their distribution had shrunk dramatically, eventually splitting into a few isolated pockets which all disappeared within a few thousand years of each other. Why did this happen? What roles did climate change and our own species play in their disappearance? Using some of the latest advances in genetics, forensic science and good old-fashioned palaeontology, scientists have begun to gain a far better understanding of the extinction of this iconic creature than previously thought possible. What discoveries will the future hold? Is there any chance the mammoth might one day roam the steppe of Pleistocene park again? 
 

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mandela day

  • From: July 14, 2012     To: July 17, 2012
mandela day

Iziko Museums, in collaboration with the Boundless Heart Foundation, hosts a book drive as part of its Mandela Day initiative. The objective is to help establish a library, which will be housed in a container in the Blikkiesdorp community in Delft.
This year’s call to action seeks to mobilise people, organisations and volunteers, to ‘inspire change and make every day Mandela Day’.
Individuals are encouraged to bring any sort of usable books until 17 July 2012. Books can be dropped off at the following collection points:

  1. Iziko Koopmans-de Wet House Museum, on Strand Street in the centre of the City;
  2. Iziko Maritime Centre, Union Castle Building, V&A Waterfront.

For more information and enquiries, contact Pamela Court on Telephone: 021 481 3804/13 or email: pcourt@iziko.org.za

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Mandela Freed and Organizations Unbanned – VNS Production, 1990 [VHS 43 min]. Film Screening SS7

  • From: February 11, 2014     To: February 11, 2014
Mandela Freed and Organizations Unbanned – VNS Production, 1990 [VHS 43 min]. Film Screening SS7

This short documentary programme is compiled from material shot during the first half of 1990.

Date: Tuesday, 11 February
Time: 13h00–14h00
Venue: TH Barry Lecture Theatre, ISAM
Fee: Free

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Mandela: Leader, comrade, negotiator, prisoner, statesman

  • Location: Slave Lodge
  • From: February 11, 2010     To: July 31, 2011
Mandela: Leader, comrade, negotiator, prisoner, statesman

A groundbreaking exhibition celebrating the life and times of Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela opened at the Iziko Slave Lodge on 11 February 2010 to coincide with the twentieth anniversary of his release from prison in 1990. It is set to run for at least a year.

Nelson Mandela was central to every stage of South Africa’s epic struggle against apartheid – from formulating a new approach to the struggle in the 1940s, to leading the mass struggle of the 1950s, from the formation of Umkhonto we Sizwe in the early 1960s, to imprisonment for 27 years. He served as the first President of a democratic South Africa, according him the iconic accolade of ‘Father of the Nation’.

The exhibition traces how Mandela built a new nation from the fragments of conflict, making full use of the ‘weapons’ at his disposal: love, persuasion, forgiveness and acute political acumen – with a fair amount of self-deprecating humour thrown in for good measure. It is a rich and nuanced account of the great man’s story. Mandela’s extraordinary life is explored in thematic sections: character, comrade, leader, prisoner, negotiator and statesman. Within each theme, the narrative is presented through visual wall displays, supported by films.

Produced by the Apartheid Museum in collaboration with the Nelson Mandela Foundation, the Nelson Mandela Museum and the Department of Education. Support of the Mott Foundation, the Ford Foundation and the National Lottery, is also gratefully acknowledged.

Enquiries: Wieke van Delen, Tel. 021 467 7203 or email wvandelen@iziko.org.za.

Iziko's Education and Public Programmes department have developed a lively educational programme and other youth development programmes to accompany the exhibition.

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MAP EXHIBITION: ENGAGING WITH ART

  • From: December 3, 2015     To: December 11, 2015
MAP EXHIBITION: ENGAGING WITH ART

Date:3 December (INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES) until 11 December 2015
Venue:Annexe, Iziko South African National Gallery

Meaningful Art Project (MAP) explores approaches to art appreciation with visitors who live with disabilities through multi-sensory walkabouts, and related art and music sessions.

The art on exhibition was created during workshop visits sponsored by the Truworths Social Involvement Trust, and actively welcomed the by Iziko South African National Gallery, Iziko Michaelis Collection, S A Jewish Museum, Hermanus FynArts Festival and The New Church Museum.

Enquiries: Contact Yentl Kohler on 021 481 3961 or email ykohler@iziko.org.za

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Mapping Bo-Kaap: History, memories and spaces

  • Location: Bo-Kaap Museum
Mapping Bo-Kaap: History, memories and spaces
Corner of Helliger Lane and Chiappini Street. 2010 Iziko Social History Collections. Photographs by Iziko Photographer, Carina Beyer.

In the Community Hall

This exhibition shows the findings of a mapping survey project undertaken a few years ago. Residents were asked why they enjoyed living in the area, and to identify areas in the Bo-Kaap that have special heritage significance for them. The exhibition summarises the main findings of the survey. It includes a number of historic and contemporary photographs, providing a glimpse into the fascinating history of the Bo-Kaap.

Enquiries:
Paul Tichmann Curator
Tel. 021 467 7215
email ptichmann@iziko.org.za

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March 2016 Robotics Holiday Workshop

  • From: March 22, 2016     To: March 24, 2016
March 2016 Robotics Holiday Workshop

Venue:The Annexe, South African National Gallery
Time: 09h00 – 12h00

Choice of 2 Holiday Workshops

ROBOTICS AND AVIATION HOLIDAY WORKSHOP (grade 1 - 4)

Learn to make crocodiles, boats and tops spin
Learn what makes aeroplanes fly
Supervised exploration of the museum

=OR=

MINDSTORMS ROBOTICS HOLIDAY WORKSHOP (grade 5 - 9)

Work in teams building and programming Mindstorms robots

Dates: 22, 23 and 24 March 2016
Time: 9:00am until 12:00pm
Fee: R600.00 for 3 days
Venue: The Annexe, South African National Gallery,
St Johns Street, Cape Town

Booking and info details:
Book online: http://bit.ly/1PZhrHF
Email: info@ortsacape.org.za
Tel: 021 448 8516

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March-April Holiday Programme

  • From: March 19, 2016     To: April 4, 2016
March-April Holiday Programme

PROGRAMME

Beat the boredom blues and join our fun, FREE workshops at Iziko during the March/April school holidays. 

Enquiries:Contact Kashiefa Millward on (021) 481 3813 or email kmillward@iziko.org.za

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Marie Koopmans-De Wet Exhibition

  • Location: Koopmans-de Wet House
Marie Koopmans-De Wet Exhibition
Marie Koopmans-De Wet

This house museum was originally built as the home for a well-to do Cape family during the late 18th century. It houses some of the best pieces of Cape furniture and silver in the country, in addition to a priceless collection of ceramics. A household such as this would only have been able to function with its share of servants and slaves, and recent research has brought to light the names and professions of some of these, as well as the kinds of activities they would have pursued.

The house opened its doors as a museum in 1914, after the deaths of its last private owners, Marie Koopmans-De Wet and her sister Margaritha, and is the oldest house museum in the country. Marie Koopmans-De Wet, after whom the Museum is named, was well known during the South African War for her help to the orphans and widows of the Boer republics.

Enquiries

Wieke van Delen
Tel: 021 467 7203
Email: wvandelen@iziko.org.za

 

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Marine Conservation Lecture Series

  • From: October 7, 2013     To: October 7, 2013
Marine Conservation Lecture Series

Marine Conservation Lecture Series

BirdLife South Africa invites you to the SOS Festival Marine Conservation Lecture Series. Budding and established environmentalists and science specialists are encouraged to join us to hear how prominent conservationists are making a difference in the field of marine and seabird conservation. Speakers include Associate Professor Colin Attwood and Emeritus Professor George Branch, both from the University of Cape Town.

Venue:  Iziko South African Museum, 25 Queen Victoria Street, Cape Town
Dates:  7 and 9 October 2013
Time:   18:30 for 19:00
Cost:    Free

On-line booking is essential at http://www.sosfestival.co.za/event/booking

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Marine Exhibits

  • Location: South African Museum
Marine Exhibits

World of Water

Depicting life in our oceans. The Sunlit Sea exhibit shows a kelp forest habitat and animals of the Open Ocean including a 4.9 m white shark, a leatherback turtle and a broadbill swordfish. The latest addition is a full sized model of a Giant Squid - Architeuthis, one of the most accurate models available. We have one of the largest collections of giant squid in the world.

Shark World

Shark World is one of the world's best and most comprehensive exhibits on Chondrichthyians - the order of sharks, skates, rays and chimeras - in the world. A key attraction is the life-size, 2+ metre high model of the jaws of the Megatooth Shark, probably the largest predator the world has ever known. An AV centre presents stunning footage of sharks in their natural environments and deals with issues round shark conservation.

Whales and Dolphins

The whale and dolphin exhibit includes 16 casts of whales and dolphins: Humpback Whale, Layard’s Beaked whale, Cuvier’s Beaked Whale, Orca or Killer Whale, Sperm Whale, Pilot Whale, Humpback Dolphin, Bottlenose Dolphin, Heaviside’s Dolphin, Common Dolphin, Dusky Dolphin, Spotted Dolphin, Striped Dolphin, Fraser’s Dolphin, Risso’s Dolphin and the Antarctic Dolphin.

Living Coelacanth

Iziko South African Museum has a beautiful, now iconic, cast of the first living coelacanth discovered. This cast forms the centrepiece of a new display that will include information on the coelacanth’s evolutionary history, its biology – including its special features – as well as audiovisual footage of live coelacanths. Fossilised remains of these fish will also make up part of the exhibition.

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Marlene Dumas: Intimate Relations

  • Location: South African National Gallery
  • From: June 1, 2007     To: January 13, 2008
Marlene Dumas: Intimate Relations
Marlene Dumas, Martha my ouma, 1984. Oil on canvas. Private collection, The Netherlands.

A graduate of the Michaelis School of Art, University of Cape Town, Marlene Dumas left South Africa in 1976 to do a post-graduate degree in visual art at the Atelier ’63 in Haarlem, Netherlands. She subsequently settled in the Netherlands and now lives and works in Amsterdam.

Dumas has participated in many biennales internationally, and has twice been invited to show at Documenta in Germany. She represented the Netherlands at the Venice Biennale in 1995. She has also participated in numerous group shows since 1978 and has held solo exhibitions at prestigious venues such as the Tate Gallery, London (1996), the Centre Pompidou, Paris (2001), the Art Institute of Chicago (2003) and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo (2007).

The exhibition covers a broad selection of her work, drawn from private and public collections in Belgium, the Netherlands and South Africa. The artist chose ‘Intimate Relations’ as an appropriate sub-title for the exhibition, as it conveys the curatorial vision and selection of works which focus thinking around issues of what constitutes intimate relations between people, places and paintings.

The exhibition is accompanied by a fully illustrated catalogue, edited by Emma Bedford, and includes essays by Bedford, Drs Achille Mbembe and Sarah Nuttall, and a literary response to Dumas’ work by South African author Marlene van Niekerk.

Enquiries

Joe Dolby
Tel: +27 (0)21 467 4660
Email: jdolby@iziko.org.za.

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Martyrs, Saints and Sell-outs

  • Location: William Fehr Collection at the Castle of Good Hope
  • From: September 7, 2013     To: October 11, 2013
Martyrs, Saints and Sell-outs
Rev. PJ Pearson standing amidst the aftermath of an attack by police on his congregation. Image courtesy of Zubeida Vallie, 1989

GoodHope Gallery, Castle of Good Hope

The Centre for Curating the Archive at the University of Cape Town presents the photographs of anti-apartheid photographers Benny Gool, Zubeida Vallie and Adil Bradlow. Curated by Dr Siona O’Connell, this exhibition asks us to consider bodies, places, systemic violence and injuries across the centuries, and compels us to think about the present and the future of this country.

The images, many of them taken on the Cape Flats, show well-known activists and politicians, such as Tony Yengeni, Trevor Manuel and Tokyo Sexwale, alongside thousands of nameless activists whose names and faces appear to have disappeared into history.

 

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Material women? The shweshwe story

  • Location: Slave Lodge
  • From: February 23, 2013     To: December 31, 2017
Material women? The shweshwe story

By means of costumes, accessories and contextual images, this exhibition traces the origins of isishweshwe cloth from its roots as a trade item in Asia and Europe, to its establishment as a much-loved southern African material icon. The diverse uses of this cloth, from the apron of the Xhosa makoti to high fashion clothing, will be displayed using items collected by Dr Juliette Leeb-du Toit over many years, and generously donated to Iziko in 2012.

Enquiries: Wieke van Delen, Tel. 021 467 7203 or email wvandelen@iziko.org.za

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Materialising slavery and transforming museum practice

  • From: July 23, 2018     To: July 26, 2018
Materialising slavery and transforming museum practice

Ms Rooksana Omar, CEO of Iziko Museums of South Africa cordially invites you to a series of workshops.

MATERIALISING SLAVERY AND TRANSFORMING MUSEUM PRACTICE

In proud partnership with the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture.

 

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Maya the Bee Workshop for Kids

  • From: December 11, 2014     To: December 11, 2014
Maya the Bee Workshop for Kids

Venue: Iziko South African Museum
Dates: 11 & 12 Dec
Age: 5-9 years
Cost: Free

Let’s have fun by making and colouring Maya the Bee! This workshop is free of charge.

Space is limited so book now! Contact Faith Songelwa on Tel: (021) 481 3823 or email: fsongelwa@iziko.org.za

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MEET THE ARTIST - ANTON SMIT

  • From: December 13, 2014     To: December 13, 2014
MEET THE ARTIST - ANTON SMIT

Stephan Welz & Co, The Great Cellar, Alphen Estate
Alphen Drive, Constantia
Saturday 13th December
Time:11:00
Members R30, Non-Members R40

South African born but internationally celebrated, sculptor Anton Smit’s work is being exhibited in South Africa and abroad.  His works are undeniably an all-round sensory experience, with sculpted pieces ranging from enormous structural mastery to incredibly fine detail.

The man behind the craft has undoubtedly added to his incredible success. His love of poetry combined with his devotion to creating beautiful pieces of art moulds together with ease and communicates to art lovers, collectors and mere novices alike a new language.  Asked about his inspiration, he said that he believes that creation continues incessantly through the medium of man and that man emulates and assimilates nature producing poetry of word and form.

For bookings & enquiries, the Friends' Secretary, Lizzie O'Hanlon can be contacted at the Friends office at the South African National Gallery from 10:00-15:00, Tuesday to Thursday. Tel: 021 481 3951 or E-mail:  sangfriends@iziko.org.za

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MEET THE ARTIST – CLAUDETTE SCHREUDERS Stevenson

  • From: March 1, 2013     To: March 1, 2013
MEET THE ARTIST – CLAUDETTE SCHREUDERS Stevenson

Venue: Ground Floor, Buchanan Building,
             160 Sir Lowry Road, Woodstock
Time: 11:00
Members and Non-Members R20

Cape Town-based artist Claudette Schreuders shows a new group of the painted wooden sculptures for which she is renowned. These figures collectively reflect on the fantasy of love that takes shape in our minds before we actually experience it, as in a fairy tale. The works also offer an ode to art and literature, to escapism and the idea of living in a world of fiction.

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MEET THE ARTIST – DEBORAH POYNTON

  • From: September 13, 2013     To: September 13, 2013
MEET THE ARTIST – DEBORAH POYNTON

Stevenson
Ground Floor, Buchanan Building,
160 Sir Lowry Road, Woodstock
Friday 13th September
Time: 11:00
Members and Non-Members R20

Deborah Poynton's solo show, Pictures at an Exhibition, comprises large-scale figurative and landscape paintings, continuing her ongoing contemplation of the interplay between our perceptions of reality and of the painted surface.  She purposefully describes these new works as pictures rather than paintings to emphasise the constructed nature of an image which is often overlooked. We tend to emphasise narrative and expressive emotions when looking at paintings rather than seeing the devices and pictorial references that underlie the image and are consciously assembled to create a desired meaning and effect.

For further information please contact the Friends of the South African National Gallery, Secretary, Lizzie O’Hanlon on
Tel: 021 481 3951 or via email sangfriends@iziko.org.za.
Tickets are available at the door.

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MEET THE ARTIST – IAN GROSE

  • From: July 25, 2014     To: July 25, 2014
MEET THE ARTIST – IAN GROSE

Stevenson
Ground Floor, Buchanan Building,
160 Sir Lowry Road, Woodstock
Friday 25th July at 11:00
Members and Non-Members R20

In his exhibition, Ian Grose uses the leitmotif of his previous show – images of folded, patterned fabrics – as a starting point from which to explore assumptions regarding the nature and interpretation of images.  Drawing on commonplace subject matter as well as found imagery, ranging from fabrics to views through his studio window to Old Master paintings, the new works experiment with the tension inherent in various binaries employed to perceive painting.  They stem from an attempt to see painted images as thresholds between opposites:  an integration of both aspects of ultimately reductive conceptual pairs.

Please book and pay for functions in advance. It would be appreciated if payments (for subscriptions or events) could be paid via EFT or cheque. This would avoid having to pay cash deposit fees.

For bookings & enquiries contact, Lizzie O'Hanlon Tel: 021 481 3951 or
E-mail:  sangfriends@iziko.org.za

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MEET THE ARTIST – IAN GROSE Stevenson

  • From: March 15, 2013     To: March 15, 2013
MEET THE ARTIST – IAN GROSE Stevenson

Venue: Ground Floor, Buchanan Building,
               160 Sir Lowry Road, Woodstock

Time: 11:00
Members and Non-Members R20

In his first solo show at Stevenson, Ian Grose explores contemporary imagery in his diverse paintings. Grose graduated from Michaelis School of Fine Art, University of Cape Town, in 2010 and won the Absa l'Atelier prize in 2011, taking up a residency at the Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris.

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MEET THE ARTIST – JO RACTLIFFE Stevenson

  • From: July 26, 2013     To: July 26, 2013
MEET THE ARTIST – JO RACTLIFFE Stevenson

Ground Floor, Buchanan Building,
160 Sir Lowry Road, Woodstock
Friday 26th July
Time: 11:00
Members and Non-Members R20

Since 2007 Jo Ractliffe’s photography has focused on the aftermath of the war in Angola.  In the latest chapter (the exhibition is entitled The Borderlands) she turns her attention to sites within South Africa’s borders that are intricately connected to that war.  Pomfret, Kimberley (including Schmidtsdrift and Platfontein) and Riemvasmaak were all occupied by the SADF during the mobilisation of the war and its aftermath.  They also share histories of violence and dispossession during apartheid and, more recently, reconciliation and redress.  Her work examines the intersection of these histories and how they impact in the present, everyday life of these places.

For bookings and enquiries, contact
Lizzie O'Hanlon on
Tel: 021 481 3951 or via Email: sangfriends@iziko.org.za

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MEET THE ARTIST – MINNETTE VÁRI

  • From: April 26, 2012     To: April 26, 2012
MEET THE ARTIST – MINNETTE VÁRI

Goodman Gallery Cape
3rd Floor, Fairweather House, 176 Sir Lowry Road, Woodstock
Thursday 26th April
11:00
Members and Non-Members R20

 

Minnette Vári was born in 1968 in Pretoria and lives in Johannesburg.  In response to South African history Vári has written a history of herself in relation the trajectory of the end of apartheid followed by the new democracy, one that attempts to recover what is lost, to give shape and voice to forgotten or erased memories.  Her work conflates self and history, examining how identity arises out of the traumatic past. In her videos and drawings, Vári frequently depicts her own body enduring a disfiguring metamorphosis – she merges with and emerges from nature as well as from the concrete architecture of modern cities. The female ‘protagonist’ of her video works is sometimes archetypal and sometimes spectral, a persona who ingests and is ingested by time.

Vári has exhibited her work since the early nineties, participating in such group exhibitions as the Johannesburg Biennale, Memoris, Intimas, Marcas at MUHKA in Belgium, the Venice Biennale, the Seoul International Media Art Biennale, and the Havana Biennale. Her solo exhibitions include Aurora Australis at the Standard Bank Gallery, Johannesburg, Chimera at Art Unlimited, Basel, Vigil at Serge Ziegler Galerie, New York, and shows in 2008 and 2009 at Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg.

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MEET THE ARTIST – MOHAU MODISAKENG Brundyn +

  • From: June 5, 2014     To: June 5, 2014
MEET THE ARTIST – MOHAU MODISAKENG Brundyn +

Venue: First Floor, Oro Africa Building, 170 Buitengracht Street, Cape Town
Date: Thursday, 5 June
Time: 11:00
Members and Non-Members R20

The multi-disciplinary artist Mohau Modisakeng focuses on South Africa’s tainted past and its effects today.  Modisakeng was born in Soweto and is based in Johannesburg, after having graduated from the Michaelis School of Fine Art, UCT, with a Masters degree in Fine Art.  Despite the political undertones in his work, his approach is personal and symbolism is a key to its understanding.  The theme of violence which seems recurrent in a number of pieces is not only about a physical threat; he engages with it on political, economic, psychological and spiritual levels.  His work ranges from sculpture to performance art.

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Meet the Artist – Odile Donald Odita with the Friends of the SA National Gallery

  • Location: South African National Gallery
  • From: October 19, 2012     To: October 19, 2012
Meet the Artist – Odile Donald Odita with the Friends of the SA National Gallery

19th October  
    
Time: 11:00                          

Stevenson, Ground Floor, Buchanan Building, 160 Sir Lowry Road, Woodstock

Cost:  Members and Non-Members R20
                                
Booking is essential for all events.

For membership enquiries or further information please contact Lizzie O’Hanlon at the Friends Office on 021 481 3951 (Tuesday to Thursday 10:00-14:00) or email sangfriends@iziko.org.za

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Meet the Artists – Keith Dietrich & Elizabeth Gunther with the Friends of the SA National Gallery

  • Location: South African National Gallery
  • From: October 11, 2012     To: October 11, 2012
Meet the Artists – Keith Dietrich & Elizabeth Gunther with the Friends of the SA National Gallery

11th October      

Time: 11:00    

Brundyn & Gonsalves, 71 Loop Street, Cape Town
Cost:  Members and Non-Members R20

Booking is essential for all events.

For membership enquiries or further information please contact Lizzie O’Hanlon at the Friends Office on 021 481 3951 (Tuesday to Thursday 10:00-14:00) or email sangfriends@iziko.org.za.
 

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Meet the Curator Marilyn Martin of the exhibition Thinking, Feeling, Head, Heart

  • From: January 13, 2015     To: January 13, 2015
Meet the Curator Marilyn Martin of the exhibition Thinking, Feeling, Head, Heart

Venue: The New Church Museum, 102 New Church Street, Tamboerskloof

Date: Tuesday, 13th January
Time: 11h00
Cost: Members R30, Non-Members R40

This exhibition about abstraction maps affinities and connections that emerge between and among particular works and artists held in The New Church Museum collection. It is fascinating to view and consider the work of the precursors of modernism in the company of full-blown modernists and the‘re-modernism’ (to use Terry Smith’s term) of some members of the new generation. The juxtaposition of works by, for example, Ernest Mancoba and Nicholas Hlobo, Kevin Atkinson and Jan-Henri Booyens, Christo Coetzee and Penny Siopis, Patricia Pierce-Atkinson and Georgina Gratrix, and Walter Battiss and Zander Blom reminds us of the power of historical abstraction and reveals new trajectories for the present generation. 

The title, Thinking, Feeling, Head, Heart, taken from Kevin Atkinson’s c. 1976 painting, sums up the broad directions and possibilities of abstract art, past and present. It is cerebral, rigorous and calculated, also visceral and expressionistic; at the same time, abstract art strives for the cosmic and metaphysical through archetypal form; it abstracts from nature and invents new and vital forms; abstract art is suffused with its own poetry or polemics. Rethinking abstraction is timely. We are witnessing a profound artistic paradigm shift towards abstract art, both in South Africa and abroad. What might this mean in and for art in South Africa? This is one of a number of questions posed by Martin in the exhibition.

For enquiries, contact Lizzie O'Hanlon on Tel. +27 (0)21 481 3951 oremail: sangfriends@iziko.org.za

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Meet the Curators

  • From: October 17, 2015     To: October 17, 2015
Meet the Curators

Suzanne Duncan, Alice Toich and Dale Washkansky and Artistsand Walkabout of Death Speaks: What I am Now, You Will Be

Venue: 6 Spin Street Restaurant Gallery, Church Square, Cape Town
Date: Saturday, 17October
Time: 11:00 - 13:30
Cost: Members and Non-Members Free

Death Speaks: What I am now, you will be’is a group show curated by Suzanne Duncan, Alice Toich and Dale Washkansky.  The artists participating include: Saskia Druyan, Suzanne Duncan, Christine Cronje, Quanta Gauld, Anna Bu Kliewer, Nina Liebenberg, Maurice Mbikayi, Sipho Mpongo, Natasha Norman, Cinga Samson, Jacob Tetteh-Ashong, Alice Toich, Dale Washkansky and Laura Windvogel.

The exhibition is an exploration into contemporary representations of the impermanence and fragility of the mortal body.  The title of the exhibition is a reference to a Latin phrase found in Vanitas paintings, which was also inscribed on tombstones, where Death warns viewers of their certain end.  The works in the exhibition play on the duality of attraction and repulsion, the tension inherent in the tradition of Vanitas paintings, and of desire and aversion towards representing a mortal body.

Academic and curator Josephine Higgins and artists Nina Liebenberg and Quanta Gauld will deliver thematic presentations. These will be followed by a walkabout of the exhibition with the three curators.  Light refreshments will be provided.

 

Secretary’s contact details: Tel. 021 481 3951 or email sangfriends@iziko.org.za

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MEMORIAL LECTURE "CHIEFTAINCY OF THE !AMAN//AES (AMAQUA)"

  • From: June 16, 2018     To: June 16, 2018
MEMORIAL LECTURE “CHIEFTAINCY OF THE !AMAN//AES (AMAQUA)”

Join Iziko Museums of South Africa, the Castle of Good Hope, and !Aman Traditional Authority for a MEMORIAL LECTURE "CHIEFTAINCY OF THE !AMAN//AES (AMAQUA)"

Programme
  • History of the !Aman//Aes - Martinus Fredericks
  • The role Zara in the history of the Nama Language - Hort Kleinsmidit (RSA)
  • The Life and Times of Chief David Fredericks - Daniel Tim Fredericks (Namibia)
  • The survival of the Nama Culture - Doroty Davids (Namibia)
  • The role of youth in the preservation of Nama Culture into the 21st Century - Dylan Mack (RSA)
 
Date: Saturday, 16 June 2018
Time: 10:30 for 11:00
Venue: Castle of Good Hope, Darling St & Buitenkant St, Foreshore, Cape Town, 8001
 
For enquiries call Wandile Kasibe at Tel. 021 481 3804 or email wkasibe@iziko.org.za

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Memory and Image Contemporary Art of the !Xun and Khwe

  • Location: South African National Gallery
  • From: September 23, 2006     To: January 31, 2007
Memory and Image Contemporary Art of the !Xun and Khwe

Introduction

Memory and Magic, explores the world view of immigrant !Xun and Khwe speakers, descendants of ancestral hunter gatherers, who sought refuge in South Africa from the brutal trauma of political violence experienced during the Angolan/Namibian/SADF wars of liberation and counter-liberation at the end of the 20th century.

The exhibition draws on works from the private collection of Hella Rabbethge-Schiller of Rosenheim, Germany, all of which have been produced by the artists from the !Xun and Khwe Cultural Project near Kimberley. The works on paper and canvas span a decade of production that has created an international profile for the eleven artists. Stefaans Samcuia is the most recognized artist for his collaboration with Brett Murray on the iconic mural at the Cape Town International Convention Centre. 

This is the most comprehensive collection of !Xun and Khwe contemporary art in existence, and is traveling throughout South Africa. Through the exhibition and publication, the artists have finally been given the recognition they deserve.

The exhibition is a partnership between the Goethe Institute, Iziko Museums, the collector and the artists, and is supported by Commerzbank and CD International Shipping.

A beautifully illustrated catalogue in both soft and hard-cover is available from The Gallery Shop.

Enquiries

Carol Kaufmann
Tel: +27 (0)21 467 4672
Email: ckaufmann@iziko.org.za

Opening address

Dear Ms Marilyn-Martin Director of Iziko South African National Gallery
Dear Mrs. Rabbethge-Schiller, owner of the works shown,
Dear Mrs. Kaufmann, curator of this exhibition,
Distinguished artists,
Ladies and Gentlemen,

I wish you all a warm welcome to the “Memory and Magic” exhibition. I consider it a great pleasure to have been invited to open this magnificent exhibition of contemporary works of !Xun and Khwe artists here at Iziko South African National Gallery.

Mesdames et messieurs les délégués auprès de la deuxième assemblée générale d’AFRICOM au Cap,

Je vous souhâite la bienvenue à la vernissage de „Mémoire et Magique“, une exposition d’objets d’art contemporains d’artistes des !Xun et Khwe peuples en Afrique du Sud.

J’espère que vous pouvez admirer les peintures réflectant la sensibilité aesthétique et créativité extraordinaires des artistes.

Maintenant, j’essaierais d’élaborer un petit peu sur les objets exposés ici à la IzikoGalérie Nationale d’Afrique du Sud et leurs importance pour la révitalisation de la culture des !Xun et Khwe peuples après des années difficiles pendant lesquelles ils étaient reloquées des territoires des leurs ancestres en Namibie et Angola.

The "Memory and Magic“ exhibition features works by various San artists on paper and canvas from the private collection of Hella Rabbethge-Schiller who over the last decade has gathered some 400 works and, thereby, established the largest and most comprehensive collection of that kind anywhere.

This unique collection reflects the extraordinary aesthetic sensibility and creativity of the artists. By means of their artistic works the San created a new awareness of their own culture while trying to overcome the traumas and deprivations they experienced in the past when they were removed from their ancestral land.

Although the San are since no longer living in nature, they are still people of nature and are intimately familiar with the mythology and rituals practiced by their forefathers. That is why each sketch, print or painting tells a story.

In a number of works the artists depict magic alluding to the San’s world view and inherited belief systems influencing them.

The themes that are depicted in the works range from plants, animals, everyday life, war experiences, memories of the good life they lived in their ancestral lands in Namibia and Angola before the wars, their traumas during the wars to abstract and symbolic designs. Often dreams are the artist’s source of inspiration.

Through Hella Rabbethge-Schiller’s investment in the livelihood and skills development of the artists she is helping to preserve the San’s new form of art and culture. Being aware of the fact that her collection forms an important part of South Africa’s cultural heritage she carefully preserves and promotes it while it is abroad. This is a valuable initiative as such even more so as only a few works can be found in local or a small number of corporate collections like the William Humphries Gallery, MTN, De Beers, Cape Town International Convention Centre or World Bank.

With this exhibition the San work of art is returning to its country of origin where it finally belongs according to Hella Rabbethge-Schiller. By doing so the exhibition builds a bridge between Germany and South Africa.

Ladies and Gentlemen, let me finish by expressing my appreciation and sincere gratitude to all those who have been involved with this exhibition. An ambitious exhibition like this would not have been possible without their aid, cooperation and support.

It is a great pleasure for me to mark this fruitful cooperation by officially opening the exhibition “Memory and Magic” for you to enjoy.

Thank you for your attention!

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Meteorites

  • Location: Planetarium and Digital Dome
Meteorites

An open display featuring three large iron meteorites.

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Mexico – A Living Past

  • From: May 28, 2013 at 7:00pm     To: May 28, 2013 at 9:00pm
Mexico – A Living Past

Monthly Friends of the South African Museum Lecture

Start time: 19:00
End Time: 21:00
Venue: TH Barry Lecture Theatre, Iziko South African Museum,
Speaker: Ashley Lillie
Topic: Mexico – A Living Past

Mexico is a country where the past is never far away. The major events and people who have been prominent inshaping Mexico feature as an

ever- present reminder in many ways. The lecture, focusing on aspects of the professional interest of the speaker, including architectural history, promotion of heritage tourism and utilisation of public space, will be based on experience gained in various visits, most recently an extended visit in 2012. Specific reference will be made to thestruggle for independence from Spain. Comments on aspects of traveling in Mexico may also be of interest tothose attending – and possibly considering visiting Mexico!

All lectures will be in the TH Barry Lecture Theatre at Iziko South African Museum as usual at 19:00, unlessotherwise advertised. Entrance is free to members on presentation of a valid 2013 membership card. Visitors areasked for a donation of R30.

Contact Maxine Davieson

Phone: 021 481 3913 or email: samfriends@iziko.org.za

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Michaelis Collection 21st AGM

  • From: October 25, 2014     To: October 25, 2014
Michaelis Collection 21st AGM

Date: Saturday, 25 October
Time: 14h30
Venue: Old Town House, Greenmarket Square

The Friends of the Iziko Michaelis Collection cordially invite you to their 21st Annual General Meeting featuring ‘Fresh Ideas: Thinking outside the box’ – two entertaining mini presentations using the Michaelis Collection, by young curators- in-training – the first in a new lecture series in honour of Dr Hans Fransen.

For further information, contact Rosalind Malandrinos, Hon. Secretary via email: friendsomc@gmail.com or mobile: 082 789 5050.

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Microfauna Talk Invitation

  • From: February 27, 2018     To: February 27, 2018
Microfauna Talk Invitation

Ms Rooksana Omar, CEO, Iziko Museums of South Africa cordially invites you to attend a public talk

Rats, mice and frogs from South African fossil sites
With Dr Thalassa Matthews, Curator Quaternary Palaeontology

Dr Thalassa Matthews will present ongoing research into the taxonomy, distribution, and palaeoenvironmental implications of fossil microfauna (frogs, rats, mice and shrews) from a number of South African fossil sites.

Ongoing research includes studying patterns of frog and micromammalian evolution/migration through time over the Pliocene, Pleistocene and Holocene; and providing new palaeo-distributional and diversity data for taxa, as little, or nothing, is known about these aspects of many micromammal, and most frog, taxa. Another research objective is to study the response of terrestrial ecosystems to glacial/ interglacial cycles along the southern and eastern South African coast.

Date: Tuesday, 27 February 2018 .
Time: 11:00 – 12:00
Venue: TH Barry Lecture Theatre, Iziko South African Museum 25 Queen Victoria Street, Cape Town
Entrance: Free entry for talk with printed invitation only.
Enquiries: email Dr Romala Govender at rgovender@iziko.org.za

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Microfossils: Zooming in on the world of sand-sized fossils

  • From: September 23, 2011 at 1:00pm     To: September 23, 2011 at 2:00pm
Microfossils: Zooming in on the world of sand-sized fossils
Foraminifera microfossils from the Namibian coast

By Eugene Bergh

The public lecture on microfossils explores a world unseen to the naked eye. Microfossils are the remains of small animals or organisms that require microscopic imaging to view their detail. These fossils provide scientists with valuable knowledge into climatic, oceanographic, pollution and other environmental studies. Their importance in understanding ancient global processes can help us determine where the Earth is heading. This lecture provides brief glimpses into their world and the secrets they can reveal in unravelling past Earth processes. The presentation also explores how scientists use these fossils to conduct valuable research and answers the question of why we should care.

                   
Foraminifera microfossils from the Saldanha Region

 

 

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Mindstorm Robotics Clubs

  • From: June 1, 2012     To: July 31, 2012
Mindstorm Robotics Clubs

Enjoy winter school holidays with Iziko
It’s that time again ... school holidays, which means it’s time to spend some quality time with your children, nieces, nephews, god-children or any other little ones in your life. But the big question that might be playing on your mind is what are we going to do to keep the kids warm and entertained?
The June school holidays are quite long, and sometimes it’s not all that easy to keep kids entertained for long periods of time. If you are running out of ideas or would like some fresh recommendations of things to do with kids over this time, then we have a few sug-gestions for you…

Date : Wednesdays and Thursdays
Venue : Education Activity Centre, ISAM
Age : Grades 7-9
Time : 15h15- 16h30
Fee : R350 per month to attend 2 days a week


Nwabisa Vumazonke, IA Intern
 

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MINDSTORMS ROBOTICS HOLIDAY WORKSHOP

  • From: June 24, 2013     To: June 24, 2013
MINDSTORMS ROBOTICS HOLIDAY WORKSHOP

Join ORTSA CAPE at the Iziko South African Museum for a 3-day holiday workshop suitable for grades 5 to 9

WORKSHOP INFORMATION
Dates:   24, 25 and 26 June 2013.
Time:    9:00am until 12:00pm
Fee:       R450.00 for 3 days
Venue:  Iziko South African Museum, 25 Queen Victoria Street, Cape Town

Booking and info details:
Email:   info@ortsacape.org.za
Website:  www.ortsacape.org.za
Tel: 021 447 0598

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MINDSTORMS ROBOTICS HOLIDAY WORKSHOP (grade 5 - 9)

  • From: July 2, 2014     To: July 4, 2014
MINDSTORMS ROBOTICS HOLIDAY WORKSHOP (grade 5 - 9)

Work in teams, building and programming Mindstorms robots. Learn how to program different sensors to make your robot able to interact with its surroundings.

Dates:   2, 3 and 4 July 2014
Time:    9:00  - 12:00
Fee:       R500.00 for 3 days
Venue:  The Annexe, Iziko South African National Gallery, St Johns Street, Cape Town

Booking and info details:
Email:   info@ortsacape.org.za
Web:     www.ortsacape.org.za
Tel:        021 448 8156 / 021 447 0598

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Mineral Mania

  • Location: South African Museum
  • From: February 2, 2002     To: February 28, 2005
Mineral Mania

Some of the most beautiful awe-inspiring natural minerals, including those from Earth and outer space will be part of our new exhibition 'Mineral Mania'. This exhibition, in collaboration with the University of Cape Town, also will show the dependency of our technology on minerals and mining. It will run concurrently with Summer School, which will include a series of lectures on 'Metals from Earth and Space'.

Common uses of minerals

Without mining none of the everyday products we take for granted would exist. If you look beneath the surface, you’ll find that mining has something to do with just about every thing we use.

Your house comes out of a mine

The majority of the raw material used in building your home was furnished by the mining industry.The foundation is probably concrete (limestone, clay, shale, gypsum, and aggregate mining).The exterior walls may be made of brick (clay mining) or stone (dimension stone mining). The insulation in the walls may be glass wool (silica, feldspar, and trona mining) or expanded vermiculite (vermiculite mining). The interior walls are usually wall board (gypsum mining). The lumber in the structure will be fastened with nails and screws (iron ore mining and zinc mining). If the roof is covered with asphalt shingles, the filler in the shingles is from a variety of coloured silicate minerals from mining. Your fireplace is probably of brick or stone, lined with a steel box (iron ore mining).

Your sewer piping is made of clay or iron pipe (clay mining or iron ore mining). Your electrical wiring is of copper or aluminum (copper mining or bauxite mining). Your sanitary facilities are made of porcelain (clay mining). Your plumbing fixtures are made of brass (copper and zinc mining), or stainless steel (nickel and chrome mining). Your gutters of galvanized steel (iron ore mining and zinc mining). The paint is manufactured with mineral fillers and pigments (from minerals obtained by mining). Your windows are made of glass (trona, silica, sand, and feldspar mining). Your door knobs, locks, and hinges are of brass or steel (copper, zinc, and iron ore mining). And finally your mortgage is written on paper made from wood or cloth fibers, but filled with clay (from clay mining).

Your car

About 100 000 passenger cars are assembled in South Africa each year. Each car is made up of about 15 000 parts, all of which require natural resources to make.

The average car weighs about 1 metric tonne (1000 kg). Of that approximately half is steel (a combination of iron, carbon and manganese), 50 kg are aluminium, 10 kg copper and 5 kg zinc. The bright plating on bumpers, etc, contains chromium as well.

The automotive industry uses almost a fifth (20%) of South Africa's steel production.

Since new air pollution laws have come into effect in many First World countries, about 1000 kg of platinum and associated elements are used annually for making automotive catalytic converters. 80% of the platinum comes from South African mines.

To make car parts and to assemble the final products, a lot of specialized tools are required. If it were not for metals such as chromium, nickel, titanium and vanadium, all of which are mined in South Africa, machine tool supplies to the automotive industry (worth more than R20 billion annually world-wide) would not exist.

The glass in the windows of a car is made from silica sand and limestone, both of which are mineral commodities which are mined in the Western Cape Province.

Even the plastics in a vehicle are made from petroleum, which is a non-renewable resource. At the Sasol plants in Sasolburg (Free State Province) and Secunda, coal is converted to a whole range of plastics, some of which can be used for vehicle parts and upholstery.

The petrol or diesel, oil, grease and other lubricants required for operation of a vehicle are all petroleum derivatives and would not exist if no oil was produced. Some cars are adapted to run on methane gas, which is mined off the South African coast near Mossel Bay. Sasol produces about 3% of South Africa’s oil from coal.

The smooth ‘tarmac’ roads we all drive on could not be built without commodities like tar, gravel, and cement. Road gravel is produced in many open quarries in the Durbanville region.

THEREFORE, the next time you drive your car, remember that MINERAL RESOURCES dug from the earth make it possible.

Your bicycle

Did you know that without mining the bicycle would never have been made? In fact, without mining none of the everyday products we take for granted would exist. North America is the greatest consumer of minerals on earth. Each year, the average U.S. citizen uses 18,160 kilograms of minerals. If you look beneath the surface, you’ll find that mining has something to do with just about every thing we use.

Your computer

Did you Know? It takes more than 33 elements and minerals to make a computer!

Those vital computer ingredients consist of: aluminum, antimony, barite, beryllium, cobalt, columbium, copper, gallium, germanium, gold, indium, iron, lanthanides, lithium, manganese, mercury, mica, quartz crystals, rhenium, selenium, silver, strontium, tantalum, tellurium, tin, tungsten, vanadium, yttrium, zinc and zirconium.

And, we can’t forget the petroleum industry’s role in the computer. Many of the components noted above are housed in plastic!

How a pencil is made

A pencil is manufactured from natural earth materials. It is made primarily of a wood cylinder with a graphite core that we call "lead". The wood is usually from cedar trees harvested from forests, primarily in the United States. The graphite is mined from various localities, including Canada and Puerto Rico and is reinforced with clay mined mostly from the southeast United States. The eraser is made from soybean oil farmed in the southern United States and from latex extracted from trees in South America. The eraser is reinforced with pumice mined largely in North America as well as sulfur, calcium and barium from various localities. The metal band is aluminum or brass (copper and zinc) which are mined in many countries around the world. The paint that coats the wood and the lacquer to make it shine are made from a variety of different minerals and metals, as is the glue that holds the wood together.

Links to geological websites:

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Mini Student Film Festival

  • Location: South African Museum
  • From: September 17, 2012     To: September 23, 2012
Mini Student Film Festival

Venue: TH Barry Theatre at the Iziko South African Museum
Monday, 17 September 2012 – Friday, 21 September 2012: 12:00 - 14:00
Saturday, 22 September 2012: 12: - 13: 30
Sunday, 23 September 2012: 11:00 – 16:00
Cost: Free

The Big  Fish  School  of  Digital  Filmmaking  has  produced  a  series  of  documentaries  on heritage,  identity,  arts  and  culture  that  give  audiences  an  unusual  window  on  our world – authentic stories portrayed by indigenous filmmakers.  Many of these films have been shown at film festivals around the world, to great acclaim, and have been nominated for, and won, awards.  With growing hope for a unified nation, these films demonstrate pride in our diversity. 

 


The films include:


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Mixed media art workshop

  • Location: Slave Lodge
  • From: March 28, 2012     To: March 29, 2012
Mixed media art workshop

Spring into actionand join Iziko Museums for some holiday fun.
A cool place to explore, art, nature, people and more...

Travel through time and explore the toys, instruments, ceramics, glass and silver objects at the Iziko Slave Lodge. Paint, draw, collage and create an interesting artwork inspired by these treasures.

Time: 10:30am to 1:30 pm
Venue: Iziko Slave Lodge, C/O Adderly and Wale St.
Cost: R30per workshop including all the materials

 

Suitable for all ages

For booking and enquiries contact:
Lungi Mvimbi
Tel: 021 481 3823 email: imvibi@iziko.org.za

Lindinxiwa Mahlasela
Tel: 021 467 7239 email: imahlasela@iziko.org.za

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Mobile Museum Golden Acre Outreach

  • From: September 17, 2018     To: September 21, 2018
Mobile Museum Golden Acre Outreach

We want to meet you! Catch the Mobile Museum from the 17th-21st of September 2018 between 12:00- 16:00 we’ll be bringing selected items from our museums’ collections to you at the Golden Acre-Cape Town shopping centre. Come and get a feel for some of our art work and have a chat with us. We look forward to you stopping by.

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Month of Photography

  • Location: South African National Gallery
  • From: October 1, 2014     To: October 31, 2014
Month of Photography

Date: 1 October – 31 October 2014
Venue: The Annexe, Iziko South African National Gallery. Entrance via St Johns Road, Cape Town

Block AThokoza Women’s Hostel by Durban photographer, Angela Buckland offers a recording of life in a contemporary African city of informal traders and working women, living beyond the usual contexts of family and tradition.  With the equivalent of over 5 000 residents per hectare, it is the most densely inhabited residential site in Durban.  It is over-crowded as women seek independence and a safe haven from a male dominated society. The Thokoza Women’s Hostel was the first African women’s hostel, built in 1925, in South Africa.  This work is the sister version of a previous work completed in 2002, the oldest men’s hostel in Durban – Block A, Jacobs Men’s Hostel.

Artist Bio

Angela Buckland has been an independent freelance photographer for 20 years, an educator, and practicing artist. She was born in 1962, and grew up in various parts of South Africa and Zimbabwe. Angela initially studied Fine Art, painting and photography at UKZN. She left university after two years to study photography full time at the Durban University of Technology (DUT). At the end of her 4th year she was awarded the Emma Smith Scholarship for overseas study where she completed an M.A. from Birmingham University, passing with distinction.

Angela has won various awards, and was nominated for the international photographic award, Prix Pictet in 2010, and for the DaimlerChrysler award for South African Creative Photography in 2003. She has held solo exhibitions and participated in various group exhibitions, nationally and internationally. Her work is held in public and private collections. She has also published three books, Zip Zip My Brain Harts (published by HSRC Press); Light on a Hill (published by David Krut Publishing);and Quiet Place (published by Cleup).

Buckland lectured for many years in the Fine Arts Department at DUT where she set up and designed the photography component for the Fine Art Department. She currently runs her own private photography school, Photogarage.Buckland’s personal practice focuses on private stories of seemingly ordinary people and “the lived experience”, how we interact with friends, lovers, our families and even with strangers; how we desire connectedness and a sense of belonging.

Highlights of her career include exhibition and book: Zip Zip my Brain Harts, a complex personal account of parenting disabled children in South Africa, herself the mother of a mentally challenged son, Nikki; two large installations, Jacobs Men’s and Thokoza Women’s Hostels, an intimate portrayal of migrant life and displacement in South Africa. Photographing the building process of the new Constitutional Court also played a significant role in her career.

Buckland currently works and lives in Durban with her husband, architect David Barrow, and their two teenagers.

About Cape Town Month of Photography (MOP)

The Cape Town Month of Photography Festival (MOP), created by the South African Centre for Photography, is an extensive photo-culture event in South Africa, in its 6th presentation in the World Design Capital 2014. Like its international counterparts, Paris Photo, Visa Pour l, Image Perpignan, the London Month of Photography and the New York, Dublin and Lagos Photo Festivals, it exhibits still and moving images, as well as New Media arts created by photographers, film makers, videographers and artists of excellence, both currently and historically on the national/international photography scene.

The Biennial project offers educational components including workshops, master classes, seminars and walk-n-talk-abouts geared towards the culture seeker, the lay photographer, the amateur, the apprentice and the professional. There will also be a conference that caters for the writer, the academic, the curator, the collector, the historian and of course, the artist. For more information, visit www.photocentre.org.za/festival

For enquiries, contact Yentl Kohler on Tel. 021 481 3961 or email ykohler@iziko.org.za

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Mosaic Workshop

  • From: June 27, 2012     To: June 28, 2012
Mosaic Workshop

Enjoy winter school holidays with Iziko
It’s that time again ... school holidays, which means it’s time to spend some quality time with your children, nieces, nephews, god-children or any other little ones in your life. But the big question that might be playing on your mind is what are we going to do to keep the kids warm and entertained?
The June school holidays are quite long, and sometimes it’s not all that easy to keep kids entertained for long periods of time. If you are running out of ideas or would like some fresh recommendations of things to do with kids over this time, then we have a few sug-gestions for you…

Date : 27 & 28 June
Venue : Iziko Slave Lodge
Time : 10h00- 15h00
Age Group: 6 years- Adults
Fee : R30.00

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Moses Tladi UNEARTHED

  • Location: South African National Gallery
  • From: September 24, 2015     To: May 4, 2016
Moses Tladi UNEARTHED
MOSES TLADI Cloudy Evening (at Kroonstad, OFS) undated Oil on canvas stretched over plywood Private Collection

Moses Tladi, born in 1903 in the remote Sekhukhuneland, is regarded as the first black artist to have exhibited formally in South Africa and was certainly the first black artist to exhibit at the South African National Gallery in 1931. Following the book The Artist in the Garden: The Quest for Moses Tladi by Angela Read Lloyd (Print Matters, 2009), the exhibition brings back into broader public view the significance of Tladi’s work, more than half a century after his death. Despite the fact that Tladi was an accomplished realist landscape painter who flourished in the 1930s, his life ended tragically in 1959 and his reputation appeared to have vanished. Bringing together approximately thirty artworks, the exhibition endeavours to remind the general public of Tladi’s work and to reintroduce him into South African art history.

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MTN New Contemporaries Award 2012

  • Location: William Fehr Collection at the Castle of Good Hope
  • From: December 13, 2012     To: January 25, 2013
MTN New Contemporaries Award 2012
Dineo Bopape - Falls the sun, shines the rain, 2011 Winner

This biennale art competition, presented in the evocative B Block area of the Castle of Good Hope, is managed by the MTN SA Foundation and promotes the work of four nominated South African artists who have not yet received critical acclaim. The 2012 artists have been working in collaborative units under the leadership of guest curator, Portia Malatjie.

 

Enquiries:
Esther Esmyol 
Tel. 021 467 7205
email eesmyol@iziko.org.za
 

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Museum Collections: Impacting lives today, tomorrow - the future

  • From: September 18, 2017     To: September 24, 2017
Museum Collections: Impacting lives today, tomorrow - the future

Enjoy a week of fun-filled family edu-tainment, exploring our shared heritage!

 

 

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Museum Night

  • From: February 21, 2019     To: February 21, 2019
Museum Night

A multi-institution after hours cultural experience, Museum Night – in partnership with Iziko Museums of South Africa – invites the public to explore their city’s museums and cultural institutions after dark, and free of charge.

Experience a series of fun and interesting performances, walkabouts, mini-workshops, exhibitions and more at the Iziko South African Museum, National Gallery, Iziko Slave Lodge and the Planetarium – which will be open from 6 until 9pm on Thursday, 21 February.

We’ll be hosting a variety of events in line with the current displays up on exhibition – with specialists, scientists, artists and poets bringing to life Iziko Museum’s very own histories and inhabitants. And what’s more – there’ll also be a number of treats and snacks available to keep us sustained as the museum t