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Jake Harding

Jake Harding is an archaeologist with a focus on underwater cultural heritage. He is a strong believer in the strengths of interdisciplinary research to enhance our understanding of the world we live in and the past from which we have come. He has worked at Iziko Museums in a research capacity since 2013 and is currently Collections Manager for the material recovered by the Slave Wrecks Project. As a member of the Slave Wrecks Project team he has worked alongside project partners in both St Croix in the US Virgin Islands and Ilha de Mozambique.

Mr Harding serves as a part of Iziko’s research diving capacity, performing various roles in the field, such as skipper and dive supervisor, as part of the Maritime Archaeology and Historical Archaeology teams both locally and in support of research partners abroad. He also contributes to the conservation and collections management of the Maritime Archaeology and Historical Archaeology collections.

He is fascinated by the potential of technology to enhance both the research of underwater cultural heritage and the means with which this research can be shared. Advancements in computing and machine learning allow data sets to be larger, more detailed and more accurate. Further, and perhaps more importantly, technologies such as photogrammetry and 3D rendering make this information more accessible and more approachable than ever.

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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.