Media and press releases – News

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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.

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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


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INVITATION | Nature’s Best Photography Exhibition

  • Jun 23, 2015

Every minute, amateur and professional photographers are taking thousands of images of Africa’s

biodiversity and natural environments. The Iziko South African Museum in partnership with Nature's Best Photography Africa proudly presents some 70 photographs that showcase the beauty of Africa. This exhibition runs from 24 June to 12 September 2015. 


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William Kentridge: The Refusal of Time

  • Jun 20, 2015

Iziko Museums of South Africa, in association with the Goodman Gallery and Design Indaba, will host The Refusal of Time, by South African artist, William Kentridge. The major five-channel video installation, encompasses a moving sculpture and immersive soundscape, and opens at the Iziko South African National Gallery on 20 February. The Refusal of Time will be augmented with several exciting events, including a chamber opera, book launch, film showings, as well as a music concert.


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‘Africa in All her Glory at Iziko’

  • Jun 19, 2015

The winners of the Nature’s Best Photography (NBP) Africa competition will be announced at a gala awards ceremony at the Iziko South African Museum (ISAM) on 23 June. The winning entries will be showcased as part of an exhibition entitled:  Nature’s Best Photography Africa, on public displayfrom 24 June until 16 September 2015.


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Last day to see São José slave wreck artefacts

  • Jun 11, 2015

The Iziko Slave Lodge will be open on Sunday, 14 June 2015. This special opening will provide the public with the final opportunity to view artefacts from the 18th century slave wreck, the São José Paquete Africa. 


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Explore Iziko Museums for Free on Youth Day

  • Jun 11, 2015

“On Youth Day we honour the memory of the students who lost their lives during the Soweto Uprising in 1976, and reflect on the role that the youth played in achieving a democratic South Africa. Our museums are spaces where cultural and historical exploration invokes discussion and debate. We inspire them to learn from and appreciate our collective heritage and culture, for their future and their children’s futures,” says Rooksana Omar, Chief Executive Officer, Iziko Museums of South Africa.


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SLAVE WRECK ARTEFACTS ON DISPLAY

  • Jun 5, 2015

Iziko Museums of South Africa, in collaboration with the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture (NHMAAC) and George Washington University (GWU), recently announced the findings of an international research partnership. The Slave Wrecks Project (SWP) provides new knowledge on the Transatlantic Slave Trade, focusing on the São José slave wreck, discovered off the coast of Cape Town, South Africa.


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Shipwreck Discovery Provides Insight on Transatlantic Slave Trade

  • Jun 1, 2015

Iziko Museums of South Africa (Iziko), in collaboration with the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, and George Washington University will announce the findings of an international research partnership this evening at the Iziko Slave Lodge Museum.  The Slave Wrecks Project (SWP,) first formed in 2008, provides new knowledge on the Transatlantic Slave Trade, focusing on the São José slave wreck ship, discovered off the coast of Cape Town, South Africa.


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Embrace Pan-Africanism at Iziko on Africa Day

  • May 20, 2015

Celebrate Africa Day with free entry to Iziko Museums of South Africa on Monday, 25 May*. Embrace African unity by exploring our diverse heritage, art and natural history collections at Iziko.


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Iziko Palaeontologist awarded A-rating by NRF

  • May 19, 2015

Iziko Museums of South Africa Curator, Dr Roger M. H. Smith, was recognised as a pioneering international scholar and awarded an A-rating by the National Research Foundation (NRF) for his research in palaeontology and other spheres of geology.  Dr Smith, Curator Karoo Palaeontology, has worked as a palaeontologist, based at the Iziko South African Museum since 1983 His research specialty is to combine field-generated geological and palaeontological data into reconstructions of ancient ecosystems.