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Issues of Fracking Disclosed at Iziko

  • Aug 11, 2015

Karoo Disclosure, a collaborative art installation that investigates the highly contentious issue of fracking, opens at the Iziko South African Museum on Saturday, 29 August 2015. The exhibition 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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Celebrate Women’s Day at Iziko Museums

  • Aug 5, 2015

Iziko Museums of South Africa, Sunday 9 August 2015

Explore a variety of women-inspired narratives at Iziko Museums of South Africa during Women’s Month. All grandmothers, mothers, daughters, sisters, aunts, nieces, girls - are invited to Iziko museums on Women’s Day – Sunday, 9 August to enjoy *free-entry to our sites.


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Red in the Rainbow

  • Aug 5, 2015

A new exhibition entitled: Red in the Rainbow, was recently launchedat the Iziko Slave Lodge. The exhibition vividly narrates the experiences and stories of the apartheid activist family of Fred and Sarah Carneson. This multimedia experience includes audio, video and graphic installations. Original photographic material, official prison and repressive state documents, as well as family and prison letters are also on display.


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In Memory of Karin Skawran (1937 – 2015)

  • Jul 20, 2015

We would like to pay tribute to the former Head of the Department of Art History, Visual Arts and Musicology at Unisa, the eminent academic and art historian, Karin Skawran, who lost her battle with cancer on July 5.


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Brushing Up on Stern

  • Jul 11, 2015

Almost 50 years after Irma Stern’s death in 1966, the Iziko South African National Gallery (ISANG) presents a new exhibition that marks the first dedicated showing of the complete holdings of her work in the Iziko Permanent Collections.


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Red in the Rainbow returns to Cape Town

  • Jun 29, 2015

Red in the Rainbowis an exhibition, based on the true-life story of renowned South African author Lynn Carneson, daughter of Fred and Sarah Carneson, key anti-apartheid activists and fiercely committed members of the Communist Party who played an integral role in the struggle for freedom in South Africa from the 1930s. Lynn Carneson’s book Red in the Rainbow – a candid narrative about the impact of this political affiliation on her life provides the source material for this exhibition. It is a story of political persecution and torture, prolonged separation and enduring love that vividly recounts life in exile and their long awaited return to South Africa in 1991.


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Coming Soon | Brushing Up on Stern

  • Jun 23, 2015

The Iziko South African National Gallery presents a new showing of the works of Irma Stern. It marks the first occasion where the complete holdings of her work in the Permanent Collection has been the subject of a dedicated exhibition.


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Coming Soon | Winter Holiday Workshop

  • Jun 23, 2015

Join us every Wednesday this winter holidays! Launch into space with Davy Dragon and travel through the Milky Way to Star City. When you land,  we'll help you make your very own Star City board game!


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Planetarium | The Endless Horizon

  • Jun 23, 2015

A new planetarium show starts this week. Join Columbus, Dias, Da Gama and Cook on their sea voyages. This is a fascinating story of man's reach beyond his known world.

Read moreHERE


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African Dinosaurs | At ISAM

  • Jun 23, 2015

CNN ranked our very own Iziko South African Museum in the top 10 best Dinosaur Museums in the world. Not too shabby for a museum celebrating its 190th anniversary.

Read moreHERE


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SPECIAL OFFERS

  • Jun 23, 2015

Enjoy discounted entry at all Iziko museum sites this winter holidays!


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INVITATION | Nature’s Best Photography Walkabout

  • Jun 23, 2015

Founder of Nature's Best Photography Africa and renowned Wildlife Photographer, Lou Coetzer, will lead a walkabout through Nature’s Best Photography Africa exhibition. Showcasing spectacular images of Africa. The categories on show are: African Landscapes, African Culture, Wild Cats of Africa, Birds of Africa, Mammals of Africa, Reptiles of Africa, Africa Underwater, Africa Up Close, Africa Wildlife Story. The walkabout takes place opening day Wednesday, 24