Media and press releases – News
An exhibition of more than 100 unique examples of Asian puppetry is currently on show at the Iziko South African National Gallery. The dramatic exhibition can be appreciated by young and old this winter school holiday!
After nearly a year of renovation and upgrades, the new Iziko Planetarium and Digital Dome opened its doors to the public on 27 May 2017. It replaces the old Iziko Planetarium, an analogue facility that had been in use since the mid-1980s has been revamped to create a state-of-the-art digital facility.
So you’re feeling trapped indoors because it’s still too cold to set foot outside, and the kids are nagging that they’re “SO BORED!”? Let Iziko Museums of South Africa help you keep them entertained during the school holidays!
A retrospective exhibition by artist, activist and former District Six resident, Lionel Davis, opened at the Iziko South African National Gallery on 21 June 2017 – coinciding with the artist’s 81st birthday. This is the first time a full collection of this prolific local artist’s work is on show.
Sleeping under the stars by night, digging for bones in remote areas by day, and uncovering fossils of long-extinct beasts? What exactly does it mean to be a palaeontologist? Iziko Associate and A-rated scientist, Professor Roger Smith, gives some insight into what it is that palaeontologists get up to in the field, during a recent trip to Bethulie district in the southern Free State.
A photographic journal of over 100 HIV positive people across the world is given voice in Through Positive Eyes, an exhibition currently on display at the Iziko Slave Lodge.
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.
Great friends share your life and are often part of those unforgettable moments and memories. Making new friends can also be interesting (and sometimes challenging)
Collaboration between Iziko Museums of South Africa and District Six Museum has resulted in curating and hosting a retrospective exhibition of works by artist, educator, anti-apartheid activist political prisoner and former District Six resident, Lionel Davis.
Commemorate Youth Day with *FREE entry to *Iziko museums on 16 June 2017(*excluding the Planetarium and Digital Dome, Groot Constantia, and museums currently closed for maintenance). Discover and explore diverse collections of history, art and science.
The long awaited launch of the revamped Iziko Planetarium and Digital Dome is imminent and Iziko will finally open the doors of this unique new facility to the public on 27 May 2017.
On Thursday, 18 May 2017, Iziko Museums of South Africa joins the global museum community to celebrate International Museum Day. The theme for this year is, “Museums and contested histories, saying the unspeakable in museums.” Entrance is free at most of our museums (excluding Groot Constantia Estate).