Domestic and family life

This portfolio is concerned with domestic matters: daily life in the home, out of sight of the public eye. It includes the study of activities deemed necessary for basic physical sustenance, such as food, drink, warmth and cleanliness. It further includes the study of family relationships, authority within the home, and master/servant relationships, as well as how home life integrated with public life in a particular period. 

Wieke van Delen also has knowledge of textiles and Western costume, of which Iziko holds large collections.

Contact details

Curator: Wieke van Delen

Tel: +27 (0)21 467 7203
Email: wvandelen@iziko.org.za