Iziko Museums of South Africa will host the exhibition: “There’s something I must tell you” by artist, Sue Williamson, on 27 June until 30 June 2015. This exhibition focuses on women activists involved in the political struggle against apartheid in South Africa, and the artist’s latest work, an installation documenting conversations between iconic women involved in the struggle and their Born Free granddaughters. The exhibition reveals a timeline across three bodies of work, moving from the 80s to current work set against a theme of women’s involvement in the struggle for democracy.
Winter school holidays 27 June to 21 July 2014.Take advantage of our half-price holiday discount during local school holidays. Adults and accompanying children enjoy 50% off regular entrance fees to our museums, excluding the Castle of Good Hope and Planetarium.
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.
Iziko Museums of South Africa has recently acquired the installation, There’s something I must tell you, by the artist Sue Williamson, with the assistance of a generous grant of $25,000 from the Rockefeller Foundation, secured via the Office of the CEO.There’s something I must tell youopens at the Iziko Slave Lodge on 27 June 2014 and will run until 30 June 2015.
A World Design Capital Cape Town 2014 project, the exhibition, Design & Making [the story of food]is a collaboration between the Cape Craft and Design Institute (CCDI) and Iziko’s Social History Collections department. This thought-provoking exhibition traces the evolution of design through food, with a particular focus on the vessels used for its storage, preservation, packaging and distribution. Historical vessels of African, European and Asian origin are shown alongside contemporary objects created by designer-makers from the Western Cape.
Host your luncheon, or design an exclusive dinner party – or even a wedding – at the Lady Anne Banqueting Hall at the Castle of Good Hope. The Lady Anne’s long table, with its seating for 101 guests, amidst exquisite artwork, lends itself perfectly to a grand reception. This historical location is the perfect venue while the chilly Cape compels us indoors. So, why not wow your guests with a unique and stately setting this winter?
Keeping children occupied for the next four weeks is a mammoth task. Avoid holiday headaches and start your expedition of exploration at the Iziko South African Museum. A visit to the exhibition, African Dinosaursis a must for all explorers, dinosaur hunters and future archaeologists. Come and experience these magnificent, larger-than-life creatures in person, and unearth the story of their rise and fall.
Iziko wishes all our Muslim colleagues, partners and their families a joyous and peaceful Ramadan. Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, and is set to start, following the sighting of the crescent moon, on 28 June 2014. Over this period, the sense of community created through charity is palpable in the historically Muslim community of the Bo-Kaap, at the foot of Lion’s Head. Explore a culture that has helped shape Cape Town for centuries, and get to know another facet to this beautiful city by visiting the Iziko Bo-Kaap Museum on Wale Street.
The parking lot at the Iziko South African National Gallery Annexe off Hatfield Street has been revitalised with a striking piece of artwork – courtesy of local street artist, Falko. Signifying renewal and growth, his impression of a locust – also a symbol of human potential – now adorns the wall. This is the first of many “canvasses” around the Gallery that the artist has his sights on. We interviewed Falko to hear what he has to say about the street art scene in Cape Town, and the role of traditional art and art galleries in the 21st century.
Careers in scarce museum skills came into focus recently, when the Iziko South African National Gallery with the Centre for Curating the Archive at the Michaelis School of Fine Art, University of Cape Town, hosted a Conservation Week with 14 BA (Honours) in Curatorship students from UCT.The week was made possible with generous support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
We are looking forward to a busy and fun winter school holiday programme that is sure to keep families entertained. If you’re still wondering how to keep the kids busy, why not come and spend the holidays at Iziko Museums of South Africa, and take advantage of our *half-price holiday discount.
To mark International Museum Week (12 – 18 May 2014), Iziko Museums of South Africa is set to become the first museum in Africa to exhibit one of SA’s greatest palaeo-finds. Professor Lee Berger, team leader of the Malapa Project of the Evolutionary Studies Institute at Wits University, will be handing over a standing replica of Australopithecus sediba - one of the most complete skeletons of early human relatives ever found.