Dialogues: conversations between ‘old’ and ‘new’
South African National Gallery
The King’s Map
South African Museum
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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The Land Act of 1913, and associated legislation that was to follow during the apartheid period, had a devastating effect on the country and on the lives of millions of black South Africans. This photographic exhibition...Continue reading
This exhibition about the African National Congress leader and politician, Oliver Tambo, is produced by the Apartheid Museum. Tambo, along with Nelson Mandela and Walter Sisulu were founding members of the ANC Youth...Continue reading
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...Continue reading
Words of Slaves: Places of Memory,traverses the continent of Africa, the Caribbean Islands and Europe. The exhibition documents and summarises some 400 years of history and the legacy of the Atlantic slave trade.... Continue reading
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...Continue reading
This exhibition, curated by Fritha Langerman, uses Rattus norvegicus, the brown rat, as a means to explore the representation of species within museums of natural history. Rather than a discrete display, R-A-T is an...Continue reading
François Le Vaillant in southern Africa 1781 – 1784
Recognised as the first significant modern ornithologist, French traveller and social critic François le Vaillant spent the years 1781 to 1784 in southern Africa. He...Continue reading
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...