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  • 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...

  • 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...

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