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On 1 December, Iziko Museums of South Africa commemorates World Emancipation Day and Aids Day. Slavery was abolished at the Cape in 1834. Today, human trafficking and stigma attached to HIV/AIDS are prevalent issues that shackle individuals into a life of modern-day slavery.
A technical understanding of artworks reveals the creative processes and adds a new dimension to looking at paintings
Painted Surfaces, opening at the Iziko South African National Gallery (ISANG) on 30 November 2017, presents some well-known South African paintings in a whole new light – literally!
The winners of the Nature’s Best Photography Africa competition were announced at the Iziko South African Museum on Tuesday, 7 November. The annual awards event precedes the opening of an exhibition of the same name. The exhibition showcases the top seventy-five award-winning photographs taken in Africa, sourced from entries by photographers from across the globe.
PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR– Brendon Cremer – South Africa
Iziko Museums of South Africa is hosting the Cape Town showing of the annual Standard Bank Young Artist 2017– Visual Art exhibition. For more than three decades, Iziko and Standard Bank have been in partnership to recognise and laud and exhibit works by young emerging artists. Beth Diane Armstrong is the winner of the coveted title this year
Be one of the lucky young explorers to experience the Iziko South African Museum after dark! Go stargazing in the Planetarium, and fall asleep in the magical Whale Well! On Friday, 6 October 2017, kids have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to have a sleepover at Cape Town’s landmark museum. Don’t miss out!
Join us for a celebration of our national heritage from 9–15 October 2017, right here at Iziko Museums of South Africa. South Africa is the third most biologically diverse country in the world, with our marine resources providing jobs, food and recreation for its people.
The prestigious Nature’s Best Photography Africaexhibition returns to the Iziko South African Museum this November. A culmination of winning photographs submitted for the African-focused photographic competition, this exhibition draws attention to the spectacular diversity of Africa’s flora and fauna.
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.
Attend this exhibition opening! Thursday, 26 October 2017 at the Iziko South African National Gallery at 5:30 for 6 PM
School’s out! But just for one short week. Just long enough to plan a day-trip to Cape Town to have some fun while learning about art, the natural world, and our past. And don’t forget…DURING LOCAL SCHOOL HOLIDAYS, children and accompanying adults PAY HALF-PRICE! With so many interesting museums and the planetarium to choose from, you’re spoiled for choice, at half the price! Take a look at what our museums have in store…
Over the past two months, the Iziko South African National Gallery has been enveloped by the melodic sounds of The African Choir 1891 Re-Imagined. This exhibition is a contemporary multi-media installation based on The African Choir’s first tour to Victorian England in 1891.