Highlights

Current Exhibitions

The Sky Tonight

The Sky Tonight

  • Date: Jan 01, 2011 to Jan 27, 2013
  • Location: Planetarium

An interesting live lecture on the current night sky is presented every Saturday and Sunday. You will receive a star map and be shown where to find the constellations and planets that are visible this month.

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Singing Freedom: Music and the struggle against apartheid

Singing Freedom: Music and the struggle against apartheid

  • Date: Mar 21, 2014 to Apr 30, 2014
  • Location: Slave Lodge

Music played a vital role during the struggle against apartheid. The melodies, carried in the hearts of people, served as calls to action, inspired, encouraged and motivated. Freedom songs provide a window into the...

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A Nomad’s Harvest

A Nomad’s Harvest

  • Date: Mar 05, 2014 to Jul 09, 2014
  • Location: South African National Gallery

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...

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Rotimi Fani-Kayode (1955-1989): Traces of Ecstasy

Rotimi Fani-Kayode (1955-1989): Traces of Ecstasy

  • Date: Feb 12, 2014 to May 15, 2014
  • Location: South African National Gallery

A provocative, multilayered photographic retrospective hosted by Iziko Museums of South Africa in partnership with Autograph ABP. This profoundly personal and political exploration of complex notions of desire, diaspora,...

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Material women? The shweshwe story

Material women? The shweshwe story

  • Date: Feb 23, 2013 to Dec 31, 2014
  • Location: Slave Lodge

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...

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The World’s Oldest Chemistry Set? New Discoveries from Blombos Cave

The World’s Oldest Chemistry Set? New Discoveries from Blombos Cave

  • Date: Oct 13, 2011 to Oct 13, 2014
  • Location: South African Museum

Rock Art Gallery  Ongoing

“What makes us human?” This topical question receives some answer in the form of two unique 100 000-year-old ochre preparing kits from Blombos Cave, South Africa. This remarkable...

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