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Human Rights Day is commemorated annually on 21 March as a reminder to those of us reaping the rewards of democracy, that freedom came at high price, and that for many that price was their lives.
In 2017, Iziko Museums of South Africa remains as committed as ever to the acquisition, conservation, storage, communication and exhibition of our tangible and intangible heritage, and the generation and transmission of culture and knowledge.
Covered in thousands of coloured glass beads, it looks like a harmless ice cream truck, but the shape of the vehicle parked outside of the Iziko South African National Gallery is unmistakable – Casspir!
South Africa will officially celebrate Human Rights Day, on Tuesday, 21 March. To commemorate this day, Iziko Museums of South Africa in Cape Town will offer *free entry to all its museums (*excluding Groot Constantia).
In August 1914, war was declared between Britain and Germany. South Africa, as a British Dominion, had a constitutional obligation to support the war. During the First World War, Britain transported thousands of troops from its Dominions to the war fronts. The Royal Navy did not have enough ships to do this, necessitating the British government to charter, or purchase merchant vessels and convert them into troop carriers.
Iziko Museums of South Africa, in collaboration with the Commonwealth Association of Museums (CAM), the Museums Association of Namibia, and the National Museum of Botswana, initiated a project on human remains management and repatriation.
Iziko Museums of South Africa will host an International Mother Language Day panel discussion on 18 February 2017. The theme for this year is “Towards sustainable futures through multilingual education” The event intends to provide a forum for critical discourse about the importance, promotion and preservation of indigenous languages of the country.
This letter serves as acknowledgement of receipt of your letter dated 9 January 2017 and your subsequent petition. Iziko Museums of South Africa thanks you all for your proactive engagement and contribution seeking to build on the ground-breaking discussions that took place at the Iziko South African National Gallery (ISANG) on 15 December 2016.
Iziko Museums of South Africa in collaboration with the Sex Worker and Education and Advocacy Taskforce (SWEAT); Sisonke National Sex Worker Movement of South Africa (Sisonke) and The New Church Museum, facilitated a public discussion about the inclusion of an artwork by Zwelethu Mthethwa in the exhibition: Our Lady.
The Casspir Projectis an unprecedented and multifaceted undertaking from South African film director, Ralph Ziman. The work comprises installation, photography, oral history, and documentary.
WOMEN’S WORK: Crafting stories, subverting narratives opened at the Iziko South African National Gallery on recently. The exhibition showcases the innovation demonstrated by a diverse group of contemporary South African artists and artisans, who utilize and transform techniques such as knitting, crocheting, embroidery, quilting and beadwork to create works that blur the boundaries between art and craft.
The Castle of Good Hope in partnership with the Ministry of Defence and Military Veterans are planning its final closing event of the 350-year commemoration programme, scheduled to take place on 09 December 2016.