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  • Cherish an Antique Day - Featuring Fabulous Historical Furniture

    Posted on April 09, 2020

    All over the world, Cherish an Antique Day is Celebrated in 09 April. The UP Museums have a small, yet impressive collection of historical furniture, and one of the key items in the collection is perhaps one of the oldest items of museum furniture in South Africa. To celebrate the world-wide...

  • Covering art conservation @ home

    Posted on April 06, 2020

    Despite Covid-19, work is carrying on remotely at the UP Museums.

  • #UniversityMuseumsFromHome

    Posted on April 01, 2020

    The University of Pretoria Museums are joining the global museum community to best amplify public engagement online through social networks and websites to be somewhat accessible during the lockdown period following the covid-19 pandemic.

  • The UP Museums are becoming BOLD and more beautiful

    Posted on March 04, 2020

    The University of Pretoria Museums aim to become more diverse and inclusive. Therefore, the UP Museums started making their facilities, galleries, buildings and exhibitions more widely accessible to diverse people, particularly aimed at people with special needs.

  • Special Collections Month in March

    Posted on March 04, 2020

    Both the University of Pretoria Museums and the Special Collections Unit (Department of Library Services), hold unique and special collections on behalf of the institution. During the month of March, the Special Collections unit of the UP Library and the UP Museums are collaborating to bring...


    Posted on January 31, 2020

    The University of Pretoria Museums has recently loaned a significant sculpture in its collection to the Rupert Museum in Stellenbosch. The bronze portrait, titled, Sidwane Tokozile (1921) by the renowned South African artist Anton Van Wouw (1862-1945) was chosen to be exhibited in the exhibition...

  • UP Museums launch new art beyond walls sculpture route

    Posted on November 13, 2019

    Recently, the UP Museums have launched a new Art Beyond Walls Sculpture Route.

  • Javett-UP is now open to the public

    Posted on September 24, 2019

    The Javett Art Centre at the University of Pretoria (Javett-UP) opened its doors to the public on Tuesday, 24 September.

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