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  • Hashtags keeping up with art for art’s sake

    Posted on April 20, 2020

    Ask museum professionals what a hashtag was a decade ago and the answer would be something rather arbitrary. Hashtags for #museum in 2020 have become so popular and are trending in Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Reddit, Pinterest, Tumblr and other social platforms, it is hard to keep pace. The...

  • METAmorphising Archives - Preserving memory

    Posted on April 17, 2020

    The unprecedented Covid-19 pandemic is trying times for many nations and the global community is reflecting on documentation and sources of information in archiving the present for future research. Archivists and many others are asking how one can archive these rich sources and diverse sources of...

  • UP Museum commentary on the South African Tourism Webinar – Tourism Recovery Plan

    Posted on April 17, 2020

    Nicole Hoffmann as the Museum Interpretive Officer and a specialist in Heritage and Cultural Tourism from the University of Pretoria Museums provides valuable insight and professional commentary on the South African Tourism Webinar – Tourism Recovery Plan held online on 14 April 2020,...

  • 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.

  • 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...

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