Partners and Sponsors

Iziko Museums of South Africa is committed to working closely with all key stakeholders to foster a strong network of collaboration between related organisation, both nationally and internationally. Iziko values these partnerships, and recognises them as essential to meeting the objectives of the organisation. We gratefully acknowledge the significant financial support from:





Government agencies

Foreign agencies

Cape Town agencies






Trusts and foundations






During 2016/17, 65 long term partners continued to contribute in diverse ways to the successful delivery of our strategic objectives. It is noted that although not all these relationships have been formalised via MOU’s, they are acknowledged herein as on-going relationships that supported Iziko’s on-going productivity and delivery in 2016/17.


These include:

  • Ambassade van het Koninkrijk der Nederland in Zuid-Africa / Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands
  • Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
  • Art Africa Magazine
  • Birdlife South Africa
  • British Council | South Africa
  • Brown University: Centre for the Study of Slavery and Justice
  • Business and Arts South Africa (BASA)
  • Cape Craft and Design Institute (CCDI)
  • Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT)
  • Cape Town Festival
  • Cape Town Partnership
  • Cape Town Tourism
  • Castle Control Board
  • Ceramics Southern Africa Western Cape
  • City of Cape Town
  • Consulado-Geral do Brasil na Cidade do Cabo Endereҫo /Consulate General of Brazil in Cape Town
  • Consulat général de France au Cap / French Consulate General in Cape Town
  • Culture, Arts, Tourism, Hospitality and Sport Sector Education and Training Authority (CATHSSETA)
  • Department of Public Works (DPW)
  • Department of Science & Technology (DST)
  • DST- NRF Centre of Excellence in Palaeosciences
  • Freedom Park
  • Friends of the Iziko Michaelis Collection
  • Friends of the Iziko South African Museum
  • Friends of the Iziko South African National Gallery
  • GeoGenetics Centre, University of Copenhagen
  • George Washington University
  • Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF)
  • Golden Arrow Bus Services
  • Groot Constantia Trust
  • HCI Foundation
  • Human Evolution Research Institute (HERI)
  • Institute for Creative Arts (ICA)
  • International Committee of Museums (ICOM)
  • Inyathelo: The South African Institute for Advancement
  • Lidderdale Trust Fund
  • Michaelis School of Fine Art, University of Cape Town
  • National Heritage Council of South Africa (NHC)
  • National Library of South Africa
  • National Lotteries Commission (NLC)
  • National Research Foundation (NRF)
  • Nature’s Best Photography Africa
  • Palaeontological and Scientific Trust
  • Peninsula Beverages
  • Rhodes University (RU)
  • Robben-Island Museum
  • Smithsonian Institution – National Museum of African American History & Culture (NMAAHC)
  • South African Astronomical Observatory (SAAO)
  • South African Heritage Resources Agency (SAHRA)
  • South African Institute of Aquatic Biodiversity (SAIAB)
  • South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI)
  • Standard Bank of South Africa Limited
  • Standford University
  • The Abe Bailey Trust
  • The Rowland and Leta Hill Trust
  • Thursdays Projects
  • University of Cape Town (UCT)
  • University of Stellenbosch (SUN)
  • University of the Western Cape (UWC)
  • University of the Witwatersrand (WITS)
  • U.S. Consulate General in Cape Town
  • U.S. Embassy in South Africa
  • West Coast Fossil Park Trust
  • Western Cape Government; Cultural Affairs & Sport (DCAS)
  • Western Cape Government; Education Department (WCED)


If you would like to know more about how you can support the work of Iziko Museums of South Africa, please contact:

Ahmien van der Walt

Advancement Office: +27 (0) 21 481 3852 | Mobile: +27 (0) 79 133 2815 | Email: