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The African Choir 1891 Re-Imagined

An image and sound installation that re-imagines a 19th century performance in Victorian England by The African Choir as a contemporary sonic interpretation. Working with 14 professional singers, the composers Philip Miller and Thuthuka Sibisi reinvent songs based upon programme notes from a concert by the touring South African choir, that took place in London during the summer in 1891.

The exhibition comprises of a multi-channel music recording and a body of large scale photographs by The London Stereoscopic Company, depicting the 16 choir members in 1891 – produced from original glass plates re-discovered at the Hulton Archive after 125 years.

Presented in partnership with Autograph ABP and Tshisa Boys Productions, curated by Renѐe Mussai.

Enquiries: Ingrid Masondo, Tel 021 481 3956 or email

Image: Paul Xiniwe, The African Choir. London, 1891. By London Stereoscopic Company ©Hulton Archive/Getty Images.

Exhibition Type:
Past Exhibition
Media Enquiries:

Zikhona Jafta
Tel: +27 (0)21 481 3862
Fax: +27 (0)21 461 9620
Switchboard: +27 (0) 21 481 3800

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Dear Visitors,

Please be advised that Iziko Museums’ Winter Operating Hours have been adjusted for weekends.

Winter Weekend Hours:

Saturdays: 08h30 – 16h00

Iziko Museums: Slave Lodge, South African Museum and South African National Gallery,

Bo-Kaap Museum and Iziko Planetarium and Digital Dome

Sundays: 08h30 – 16h00

Iziko Museums: Iziko South African Museum, South African National Gallery

and Iziko Planetarium and Digital Dome

Thank you,

Iziko Management

Dear Visitor 


Iziko Museums’ Winter Operating Hours Update. 


Please be advised that the weekend(SAT and SUN) operating hours have been adjusted. 

The museums will open operate from 08h30 to 16h00 on weekends during winter.


Saturdays from 08h30 to 16h00

Iziko South African Museum and Planetarium, Iziko South African National Gallery, 

Iziko Bo-Kaap Museum and Iziko Slave Lodge. 


Sundays from 08h30 to 16h00

Iziko South African Museum and Planetarium and Iziko South African National Gallery. 


By order 

Iziko Management.