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The South African Season in France will see over 1,000 artists, cultural heritage practitioners, academics, children and sportsmen from South Africa travel to France to take part in a multi-faceted collaboration between the two countries. The aim of the Season is to strengthen people-to-people contact between France and South Africa.
Between Words and Images, an interactive sound installation at the Iziko Rust en Vreugd museum, is the result of collaboration between curator, Ernestine White and poet, Toni Stuart. The installation dramatises the imagined experiences of an unknown woman, as illustrated and narrated in the late 18th century travelogue of French explorer, François Le Vaillant.
BirdLife South Africa, Iziko Museums of South Africa and the Department of Environmental Affairs will be hosting their annual SOS Festival from 7-13 October 2013.The Festival, a National Marine Week initiative, has run annually since 2009. The Hans Hoheisen Charitable Trust became the major sponsor for the festival in 2012, and this year GreenMatter has joined as a strategic partner, adding events geared towards promoting marine biodiversity skills needs and career opportunities.
Reclaim, restore and celebrate our living heritage on 24 September, with free entrance to all Iziko Museums of South Africa (Iziko). Connect with family and friends for a fun-filled day of art, dance, discussions and performances. Iziko, in collaboration with the Company’s Garden Precinct Stakeholders group, will host the in_herit festival on 24 September.
The much-debated question “is fashion art?” came to mind when the Iziko South African National Gallery (ISANG) was chosen as one of the iconic venues for the Cape Town Fashion Week this year.
Opening ‘Plato’s Cave’: The Legacy of Kevin Atkinson (1939-2007),is a landmark exhibition on show at the Iziko South African National Gallery, showcases the work of one of South Africa’s foremost but least understood abstract artists. This posthumous tribute to Atkinson, hosted by Iziko Museums of South Africa, is an acknowledgement of the impressive contribution that he made to South African art.
Iziko scientists Dr Wayne Florence (project supervisor), Mr Dylan Clarke and Ms Melissa Boonzaaier (Natural History Department) spent about two months at the Natural History Museum in London (NHMUK). From this (short) research visit, the staff members have gained improved knowledge of marine invertebrate taxonomy and collections management procedures, and hope that collaborative projects will open doors, create opportunities and unlock primary biodiversity data.
Iziko Museums of South Africa will launch a Multiple Visit Card for adults and children during the third quarter of 2013.
Iziko Museums of South Africa hosts Heritage Week 2013 under the banner, "Reclaim Heritage. Restore Heritage. Celebrate Heriatge."
Upcoming and current exhibitions, planetarium shows, education and public programmes and events, and ‘friends’ activities currently on at Iziko Museums of South Africa.
Iziko museums attract South African visitors from all walks of life, as well as other parts of the world. Our visitors always express themselves, either through the visitor comments books or via our social media platforms.
Visitors to the Iziko Maritime Centre at the popular V&A Waterfront are able to view a scale model of Cape Town Harbour and come to an appreciation of this man-made marvel. The scale model of the harbour was built in 1885 for the Indian and Colonial Exhibition held in London during 1886.