Arts, Culture and Museums

The University of Pretoria is home to the UP Museums comprising of numerous collection galleries, theatres and we take pride in being home to some of the best musicians, choirs, dramatists and visual artists in South Africa. There are many extramural arts and cultural options you can pursue through student societies and interest groups. If you have any special artistic or cultural talent, you’ll be able to explore and develop your talent through these interest groups

School of the Arts

Talented students can become involved in a large number of diverse cultural organisations and activities. The University’s own symphony orchestra, various choirs, film festivals, serenade choir, literature competitions, the annual lenk concert and many more events fulfil the cultural needs of students... Read more

UP Museums

The University of Pretoria Museums actively curate the collective memory of the institution’s collections and archives for the purposes of conservation, wider engagement, interpretation and research in order for society to enjoy and access our creative spaces. The UP Museums are professional  members of the South African Museums Association (SAMA), International Council of Museums (ICOM) and University Museums and Collections (UMAC) ...Read more

Javett-UP Arts Centre

A journey through the great art of Africa is deeply personal, but it is a journey that must be taken. Art touches us in ways that are difficult to articulate. It takes in the full range of surprise, delight, shock, revelation, anger, joy and hope. It’s a journey of the soul that will inspire you to explore your own creativity, culture, spirituality and identity...Visit the site


The Gardens/Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums of the University of Pretoria contain some of the South Africa's most significant collections. GLAM brings together a diversity of institutional collections for teaching, training and research while also being open, relevant and accessible to the public. These collections serve as a wealth of knowledge as they are embeded in the universities academic landscape...Visit the site

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