Collections and Digitisation
Iziko Museums’ collections represent South Africa’s diverse and dynamic social and cultural histories, artworks from across Africa and abroad, and the immense variety of wonders from the natural world. Scholars and researchers at Iziko Museums – and from across the globe – access these vast collections to research, better understand, and expand upon our knowledge; and you too can explore Iziko’s collections online, below.
The conservation of painting in the Art Collections Department of Iziko Museums of South Africa is focused on the unique and valued collections from the late 18th Century to the present. The range of conservation and restoration treatments can vary depending on the paintings and their condition.
The Sir Abe Bailey Bequest is the largest bequest held at the Iziko South African National Gallery to this day, and constitutes one of the largest collections of British sporting art held by any public art museum in the world.