Media and press releases – News

Media Statement by Iziko CEO

  • Aug 10, 2017

Pursuant to a restructuring exercise, the position of Director: Art Collections was abolished.



  • Aug 7, 2017

“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.


Youth Art Showcase Concludes

  • Aug 3, 2017

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

  • Aug 1, 2017

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.

Connecting the World Through Photography

  • Jul 26, 2017

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.


Iziko Museums – time travel, space exploration and creative wonder

  • Jul 15, 2017

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! 

Statement by Iziko CEO on Equality Court Ruling

  • Jul 5, 2017

Iziko Museums of South Africa, firmly believe that freedom of speech is the foundation of our communities and our nation.


The Magic of Asian Theatre Puppets - Beauties, Heroes, Villains, Gods and Clowns

  • Jul 4, 2017

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!


Iziko Planetarium Launches with a Bang!

  • Jun 30, 2017

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. 


School’s Out at Iziko!

  • Jun 30, 2017

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! 


Lionel Davis – Gathering Strands

  • Jun 30, 2017

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.


Unearthing Palaeontologists…

  • Jun 30, 2017

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.