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  • Book your slot! The UP Museums welcome their first visitor for 2021 after 300 days of lockdown

    Posted on February 12, 2021

    More than 300 days after they closed their doors, the @UP_museums welcomed their first visitor, UP anthropology and archaeology student Tebogo Nkosi.

  • Retired Deputy Chief Justice Dr Dikgang Moseneke pays UP a visit

    Posted on February 12, 2021

    Former Deputy Chief Justice Dr Dikgang Moseneke recently had the opportunity to tour UP’s latest establishments and projects.

  • Lekgetho Makola appointed as new CEO of the Javett Art Centre at UP

    Posted on February 02, 2021

    Congratulations to Lekgetho Makola on his new position as the CEO of Javett-UP! “I am looking forward to guiding one of South Africa’s newest museums to a truly distinctive place in our heritage sector,” says Makola.

  • For the love of university museums: The UP Museums to reopen on 1 February 2021

    Posted on January 28, 2021

    After over 300 lockdown days, the UP Museums are finally reopening their doors to the public. With new artwork and some new gallery changes, read more here to find out what you can look forward to.

  • Two Curator’s - Two Decades - Two Exhibitions

    Posted on December 10, 2020

    Sian Tiley-Nel interviews Christopher Till as outgoing Director of Javett-UP

  • GLAM-UP: an initiative by the UP Museums in association with UP Alumni

    Posted on December 10, 2020

    The University of Pretoria Museums as part of its strategic campaign (2020-2025) to widen access and deepen engagement has partnered with the UP Alumni Relations Office to launch a cultural campaign, named GLAM: Galleries/Gardens, Libraries, Archives and Museums.

  • Meet the Museum Archivists

    Posted on December 10, 2020

    The University of Pretoria Museums manage two archives, which contain primary historical records related to their collections.

  • Creative clichés: UP Museums and the Javett-UP Art Centre applaud International Artists Day

    Posted on October 23, 2020

    The 25th of October is International Artists Day and the University of Pretoria (UP) Museums and the Javett Art Centre at the University of Pretoria (UP) are celebrating artists and the impact they have on society.

  • UP Museums flashback to Black October 1918

    Posted on October 14, 2020

    The Old Arts Building with its iconic wooden clock tower, black slate roof and courtyard has seen, experienced and witnessed many graduation ceremonies and celebrated many comings and goings over more than a hundred years since the establishment of the university. It also weathered Black October...

  • Local is lekker: UP Museums commemorate International Tourism Day

    Posted on September 28, 2020

    The 27 September 2020, marked International Tourism Day or World Tourism Day and it also coincided with Ancestor Appreciation Day. The University of Pretoria (UP) Museums commemorate both these occasions to continue to mark heritage month.

  • International World Rhino Day: The one and only gold rhino in the world @ the University of Pretoria

    Posted on September 22, 2020

    World Rhino Day has become a global phenomenon since its inception by WWF-SA ten years ago in 2010 and has become an international success. International Rhino Day is an opportunity to highlight rhino poaching, debunk the myths and diminish the demand for rhino horn. For more information:...

  • Candid heritage conversations: appropriations and misappropriations of culture

    Posted on September 16, 2020

    On 11 September 2020, the Head of the UP Museums and Curator of the Mapungubwe Collection, Sian Tiley-Nel participated in a public engagement Zoom webinar in conversation with Christopher Till, Director of the Javett-UP Art Centre/ Director of Apartheid Museum, moderated by Siseko Khumalo, Editor...

  • Museum's host internship for art collection and research in art conservation

    Posted on September 07, 2020

    The University of Pretoria Museums highlight one of the contributions they make to the academic programme. In this case, to art conservation and the internship that the UP Museum’s annually take on board to provide postgraduate students experiential research using artworks and items...

  • Meet the Museum's new Senior Administrator

    Posted on September 06, 2020

    Katlego Thoriso Moatshe serves as the new Senior Administrative Officer for the University of Pretoria Museums and PA to the Head of the UP Museums. He is a proud UP Graduate with a BCom Business Management Degree and was a Top-Five Finisher for Strategic Management. His studies introduced him to...

  • Two new acquisitions for UP Museums

    Posted on September 06, 2020

    The University of Pretoria is in an auspicious position to have an active annual acquisition art programme. The UP Art Committee purchases works from both established and upcoming South African artists. This month, we share two of our latest acquisitions by the UP Art committee, which are...

  • #5WomenArtists: Women’s Month celebrated by the UP Museums

    Posted on August 11, 2020

    In honour of Women's Month the University of Pretoria (UP) Museum's wish to promote women within museums and more broadly, women also within art, culture and the heritage sector. It is acknowledged that all women have taken great strides whatever their industry or profession as we celebrate...

  • UP Museums sets sights on dedicating a gallery to its art collection

    Posted on July 28, 2020

    The University of Pretoria (UP) is the custodian of an extraordinary collection of South African and European art, so much so that it is fast becoming an art destination for the City of Tshwane. The UP Museums is aiming to showcase the University’s exceptional art collection of more than 2...

  • 67-piece Mandela online art puzzles: a UP Museums challenge

    Posted on July 16, 2020

    July is Mandela month. While university museum staff work remotely from home, the University of Pretoria (UP) Museums delved into the university’s art collection for works featuring our beloved Madiba. We share three sculpture works of this South African icon on our new online art puzzle...

  • UP Museums feature in Episode 33 of new YouTube Series Bones and Stones

    Posted on July 08, 2020

    As part of episode 33 of the popular YouTube archaeological series titled, Bones and Stones https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=taZLNFSQQU4 the University of Pretoria (UP) Museums Interpretive Officer, Nicole Hoffmann was recently interviewed by archaeologists, Dr Tim Forssman (UP Department of...

  • UP Museums host the first UMAC-SA meeting on the continent

    Posted on July 08, 2020

    UMAC is the international committee for university museums and collections of the International Council of Museums (ICOM). The University of Pretoria (UP) Museums hosted Dr Marta Lourenço from the University of Lisbon in Portugal, President of UMAC to address the online cohort comprising of...

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