Arts & Culture News

  • 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...

  • 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.

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