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Human Rights Day, a tribute to those who fought for the rights and equality of all South Africans, is commemorated annually on 21 March. On this day in 1960 (previously known as Sharpeville Day), police fired on unarmed protesters, killing 69 people, many of whom school children, who were shot in the back as they fled.
The first ever solo museum exhibition, on South African soil, of works by internationally acclaimed artist, El Anatsui recently opened at the Iziko South African National Gallery. In a career that spans over four decades Anatsui has created a vast body of work that has expanded the language of contemporary sculpture in Africa and the globe.
International Mother Language Day is celebrated annually on 21 February. Iziko Museums of South Africa, together with the One City, Many Cultures Project will be hosting a public symposium at the Iziko Slave Lodge on Saturday, 24 February 2018 from 10h30 until 13h00.
Iziko Museums of South Africa, in partnership with Goodman Gallery and the Friends of the Iziko South African National Gallery, is proud to present ‘El Anatsui: Meyina’ marking Anatsui’s first solo museum exhibition on South African soil.
A unique multi-media exhibition at the Iziko Slave Lodge, Through Positive Eyes, puts cameras into the hands of people who are living with HIV/AIDS, encouraging them to document their daily lives. The project is co-directed by London-based South African photographer and AIDS activist Gideon Mendel, who has been chronicling HIV/AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa since 1993.
With Cape Town in the grip of its worst drought in decades, Iziko Museums of South Africa is committed to helping save as much water as we can. We hope that our visitors will join us in the fight to stretch our reserves by conserving water at our museums.
Cape Town is so much more than great beaches, nightlife and shopping! On your next visit to the Mother City, be sure to include a dose of art, heritage and culture in your itinerary, with Iziko Museums of South Africa. Iziko is now listed on iVenture City Pass and Cape Town Pass.
For all new, upcoming and current exhibitions, planetarium shows, education and public programmes and events, and Friends activities currently on at Iziko Museums of South Africa, please see the Iziko website and follow us on Facebook and Twitter for up-to-the-minute details.
Blast off into the summer sky as we take you closer to the stars than you’ve ever imagined! This summer, the Iziko Planetarium and Digital Dome is ready to welcome space cadets and astronauts of all ages to prepare for an astronomical space adventure!
We’re midway through January, and if you are looking for an ideal family outing that stretches your budget – especially at this time of year – look no further! Encounter, discover, explore… art, nature, people and more! #BeatTheHeat. Adults and accompanying children enter Iziko’s cool museums at *half price during local school holidays!
Iziko Museums of South Africa, in partnership with the Goodman Gallery and the Friends of the Iziko South African National Gallery, is proud to present an exhibition of El Anatsui – arguably one of the Continent’s most pre-eminent artists. Anatsui’s much anticipated first solo museum show on South African soil, entitled Meyina, opens at the Iziko South African National Gallery on 17 February 2018.
2017 was a challenging but successful year for Iziko. Notably, Iziko received an unqualified report from the Auditor-General of South Africa (AGSA) – an indication that the institution is well managed from governance, financial and performance perspectives.