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  • 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 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...

  • 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: Encouraging the youth to appreciate the heritage of others

    Posted on June 16, 2020

    Youth Day commemorates a historic event in honour of 16 June 1976, that profoundly changed the socio-political landscape in this country. Forty-four years later, 16 June 2020 extends this legacy with a firm resolve, that a small university museum can contribute to the upliftment of the South...

  • UP Museums archiving knowledge: promoting International Archives Day

    Posted on June 09, 2020

    In 2007, the United Nations were requested to create an International Archives Day and so 9 June 1948 marks the day that the International Council on Archives (ICA) was created under the auspices of UNESCO. The University of Pretoria (UP) Museums are promoting the International Archive Day...

  • University Museums for equality and against discrimination

    Posted on May 26, 2020

    The 2020 IMD theme “Museums for Equality: Diversity and Inclusion” has shaped the month of May during the worldwide Covid-19 pandemic. During this last week of May, the UP Museums focus on the aspect of equality and discrimination within a university museum environment.

  • The UP Museums and Javett-UP turn iconic pieces from their collections into online puzzles

    Posted on May 22, 2020

    The University of Pretoria (UP) Museums and the Javett Art Centre at the University of Pretoria (Javett-UP) have transformed key gallery artworks and iconic items from their collections into online puzzles. This was to mark International Museum Day on 18 May.

  • The UP Museums join hands in highlighting: accessibility and disabilities

    Posted on May 19, 2020

    For International Museum’s month in May and in continuation with the global theme, “Museums for Equality: Diversity and Inclusion”, the University of Pretoria (UP) Museums are highlighting accessibility and disabilities within the museum environment.

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