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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.
In celebration of Heritage Day, Iziko Museums of South Africa hosted its 10th Annual in_herit Festival from 18–24 September 2017. Each year, Iziko presents fun-filled family edu-tainment to the public, whilst offering free entry to many of our museums throughout the week.
Beneath our feet, the streets of Cape Town hold the untold stories of our people. Hidden in plain sight, every single day we walk straight past – unaware of our rich heritage. It is said that every time an elderly person dies, it’s as if a library has burnt down, because all their knowledge is lost with them.
The rich history of South Africa brings with it diversity in language, culture, tradition and religion. On 24 September, we celebrate our diversity when we commemorate Heritage Day.
Pursuant to a restructuring exercise, the position of Director: Art Collections was abolished.
“Iziko Museums of South Africa (Iziko) will be closing the Ethnography Hall at the Iziko South African Museum as from 15 September 2017. The current exhibition on indigenous ways of life in southern Africa was installed in the Ethnography Hall between 1970 and 1978. It supplemented the famous Khoesan diorama, which was removed in 2001.
The Western Cape Education Department’s Art and Music Centre’s take centre stage in the finale of the exhibition showcase at the Iziko South African National Gallery Annexe. The show comprises of more than 200 art works by learners from nine different art and music schools.
The African Choir 1891 Re-Imagined is a contemporary multimedia installation based on The African Choir’s first tour to Victorian England in 1891. The African Choir 1891 Re-Imagined was first shown at Autograph ABP, London in 2016 and is a collaboration between Autograph ABP and Tshisa Boys Productions.
Photographs connect the world. They tell stories in many languages when the spoken and written word is absent. Iziko Museums of South Africa is hosting a public discussion on the preservation of photographs, on 2 August at 13h00 at the Iziko South African National Gallery. The discussion will be led by international preservation expert, Professor Debra Norris.
A world of discovery awaits you at Iziko Museums of South Africa this holiday! Spend quality time with your kids when you bring them to one of our museums where they will be able to see, discover and learn about the world we live in and beyond!
Iziko Museums of South Africa, firmly believe that freedom of speech is the foundation of our communities and our nation.
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!