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Go Wild at the ISAM!

  • Dec 12, 2014

The spectacular Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition is in its 50th year, and it’s back at the Iziko South African Museum this summer. Featuring 100 breath-taking images of nature in its most astonishing forms, the photographs on display are the culmination of a growing global phenomenon – the finalists of almost 42,000 entries from 96 countries worldwide.


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Whatz On @ Iziko

  • Dec 12, 2014

New, upcoming and current exhibitions, planetarium shows, education and public programmes and events, and Friends activities currently on at Iziko Museums of South Africa. For a complete list of what’s happening at our museums, please see the Iziko website and follow us on Facebook and Twitter for up-to-the-minute details.


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We’re Building a Brighter Future at ISAM

  • Dec 12, 2014

Since opening its doors on 6 April 1897, the Iziko South African Museum (ISAM) has grown from strength to strength. Being this old however, poses challenges in being able to adapt quickly and effectively to changes in the way modern museums present their collections and engage with their public. We have thus embarked on a renovation and upgrade that will see the museum become a world-class facility, enabling the organisation’s mandate to increase access to the collections.


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Dive into our Heritage at Iziko this Summer

  • Dec 12, 2014

With an almost six-week school holiday on our doorstep, many parents and caregivers are wondering just how to keep children entertained, engaged, and out of mischief – and not break the bank. Take advantage of our *Half-price Holiday Discount for kids and accompanying adults (*excl. the Planetarium and Castle of Good Hope), and visit all our museums during the summer school holidays from 10 December 2014 until 21 January 2015 – we have exhibitions and programmes to entertain, educate, and excite everyone.


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Our CEO thanks you for your support in 2014

  • Dec 12, 2014

As a museum that takes pride in being African Museums of Excellence, Iziko continuously seeks to lead, innovate and initiate change and development within our sector. The constantly evolving global and local landscape requires that we seek new ways to do things and improve our offering. We value your compliments, your suggestions, and your criticisms, and endeavour to use these to make our museums better in 2015. As we approach the end of the year, we wish all our visitors, partners and friends a joyous and safe festive season. Thank you for your continued support, and if you haven’t yet, please join in the conversation to help make our museums yourmuseums.


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Dive into Our Heritage at Iziko Museums

  • Dec 2, 2014

Celebrate summer at Iziko Museums of South Africa and find a cool place to explore art, nature, people and more. Visitors can look forward to a series of new exhibitions, Planetarium shows and holiday workshops, including the Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition, which celebrates its 50th anniversary at the Iziko South African Museum. Beat the school-holiday boredom blues and enjoy our half-price holiday discount for kids and accompanying adults at all our museums, from 12 December until 21 January 2015 (excluding the Planetarium and Castle of Good Hope).


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Ink, Paper, Politics: The Agency of Print as Social Critique

  • Nov 20, 2014

Iziko Museums of South Africa is hosting a print exhibition – Ink, Paper, Politics: The Agency of Print as Social Critique. Drawing together a diverse cross-section of etchings, relief prints, lithographs and screenprints, the exhibition explores the diverse social narratives of the featured artists, and will be displayed at the Iziko South African National Gallery (ISANG).


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From African Earth: Celebrating our African Vessel Heritage

  • Nov 12, 2014

Iziko Museums of South Africa (Iziko) is hosting a Cape Town World Design Capital 2014 exhibition, From African Earth: Celebrating our African vessel heritage. Presented by Iziko’s Social History Collections department in partnership with Ceramics Southern Africa (Western Cape), this exhibition of historical and contemporary ceramic works celebrates the artistry and rich legacy of African clay vessels. From African Earth will be showcased at the Iziko Slave Lodge.


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Standard Bank Young Artist Award for Visual Art sees double in 2014

  • Nov 11, 2014

The 2014 Standard Bank Young Artist Award for Visual Art exhibition will be showcased at Iziko Museums of South Africa. Twenty-eight-year-old twin brothers, Hasan and Husain Essop, were named joint winners for their collaborative work of photographic prints. Entitled Unrest, this collaborative exhibition will open at the Iziko South African National Gallery (ISANG) on 27 November 2014.


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World’s Top Wildlife Photography Exhibition to Celebrate 50th edition at Iziko

  • Oct 16, 2014

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.


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Celebrate National Marine Week at Iziko Museums

  • Oct 6, 2014

Celebrate our national marine heritage at Iziko Museums of South Africa (Iziko). This year, Iziko will host a week-long programme entitled, Discovering the Deep: Past, present and futureat the Iziko South African Museum (ISAM).


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Oceans of Life Photographic Exhibition

  • Oct 6, 2014

Iziko Museums of South Africa, in partnership with BirdLife South Africa, will exhibit photographs from the annual Oceans of Life Photographic Competition.  The exhibition will be housed at the Iziko South African Museum (ISAM). Coinciding with National Marine Week in October, Oceans of Life showcases stunning photography of a wide array of marine biodiversity, including seabirds, cetaceans, fish, and more from around the world. The aim of the exhibition is to celebrate marine life and to raise awareness of marine conservation.