Arts & Culture News

  • 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.

  • UP Museums show thumbs up for action on climate change

    Posted on May 12, 2020

    The UP Museums have heeded the call for action and joined this year’s Intellectual Property Day (26 April 2020) by becoming signatories to the call on the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) to focus on innovation for a greener future. The UP Museums advocate that climate...

  • Digital Inclusion at the UP Museums IMD 2020

    Posted on May 06, 2020

    International Museum Day is annually celebrated on 18 May and this year’s theme, “Museums for Equality: Diversity and Inclusion” is very appropriate. To put a spotlight on this theme, the UP Museums will be covering weekly news topics for the month of May, with “Digital...

  • UP Museums to launch digital newsletter in celebration of International Museum Day

    Posted on May 04, 2020

    The University of Pretoria Museums (UP Museums) is set to launch its first online newsletter in celebration of International Museum Day (IMD) on 18 May.

  • 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...

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