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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.


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Rembrandt in South Africa

  • Oct 2, 2014

Iziko Museums of South Africa invites visitors to experience the first-ever national exhibition of etchings by revered Dutch artist, Rembrandt van Rijn (1606 – 1669). Opening at the Iziko Old Town House on Thursday, 2 October 2014 (First Thursdays), patrons can enjoy free entry to the museum from
17h00 – 21h00. The exhibition marks the centenary of the Iziko Michaelis Collection of Dutch and Flemish paintings presented to the people of South Africa in 1914, and housed at the Old Town House


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Symbols of South African Cultures

  • Sep 26, 2014

Iziko South African National Gallery, 24 September 2014 until March 2015

Iziko Museums of South Africa is hosting a World Design Capital Exhibition - Symbols of South African Cultures - in collaboration with the South African Post Office’s Philately Services. On display at the Iziko South African National Gallery (ISANG), is a series of commemorative stamps depicting local cultural artefacts, as captured by local photographer Hein Botha.


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Celebrate Heritage Week at Iziko Museums of South Africa

  • Sep 10, 2014

Whether you’re from Langa, Lansdowne, Lavis or Llandudno, Iziko Museums of South Africa are inviting all communities to connect with family and friends for a fun-filled week of free entertainment and education at our museumsthis Heritage Week, from 22—28 September 2014*. Join us in celebrating our living legacy at the in_herit festival– a multifaceted programmeof guided tours, film screenings, interactive activities, displays and much more. (*Planetarium and Castle of Good Hope free on 24 September only).


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Letters from Ann

  • Aug 28, 2014

Meet the woman after whom Iziko Bertram House was named. On display at the Bertram House Museum, Letters from Ann follows the ‘discovery’ of a series of fictional letters that chronicle a year of Ann Bertram Barker’s life. Nearly two centuries after her death, the exhibition establishes a connection between the museum and its namesake.


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Tinnda Tin DÊ DÊ

  • Aug 28, 2014

Tinnda Tin DÊ DÊ  is a collaborative, site responsive exhibition by contemporary artists, Bernardo Ramalho and Jarbas Lopesfrom the Brazilian Gallery, A Gentil Carioca. On display at the Iziko South African National Gallery Annexe, the exhibition features a diverse collection of drawings, volumes and installations created from a range of materials.