Meet the Museum Archivists
Posted on December 10, 2020
The University of Pretoria Museums manage two archives, which contain primary historical records related to their collections.
GLAM-UP: an initiative by the UP Museums in association with UP Alumni
Posted on December 10, 2020
The University of Pretoria Museums as part of its strategic campaign (2020-2025) to widen access and deepen engagement has partnered with the UP Alumni Relations Office to launch a cultural campaign, named GLAM: Galleries/Gardens, Libraries, Archives and Museums.
Creative clichés: UP Museums and the Javett-UP Art Centre applaud International Artists Day
Posted on October 23, 2020
The 25th of October is International Artists Day and the University of Pretoria (UP) Museums and the Javett Art Centre at the University of Pretoria (UP) are celebrating artists and the impact they have on society.
UP Museums flashback to Black October 1918
Posted on October 14, 2020
The Old Arts Building with its iconic wooden clock tower, black slate roof and courtyard has seen, experienced and witnessed many graduation ceremonies and celebrated many comings and goings over more than a hundred years since the establishment of the university. It also weathered Black October...
Local is lekker: UP Museums commemorate International Tourism Day
Posted on September 28, 2020
The 27 September 2020, marked International Tourism Day or World Tourism Day and it also coincided with Ancestor Appreciation Day. The University of Pretoria (UP) Museums commemorate both these occasions to continue to mark heritage month.
International World Rhino Day: The one and only gold rhino in the world @ the University of Pretoria
Posted on September 22, 2020
World Rhino Day has become a global phenomenon since its inception by WWF-SA ten years ago in 2010 and has become an international success. International Rhino Day is an opportunity to highlight rhino poaching, debunk the myths and diminish the demand for rhino horn. For more information:...
Candid heritage conversations: appropriations and misappropriations of culture
Posted on September 16, 2020
On 11 September 2020, the Head of the UP Museums and Curator of the Mapungubwe Collection, Sian Tiley-Nel participated in a public engagement Zoom webinar in conversation with Christopher Till, Director of the Javett-UP Art Centre/ Director of Apartheid Museum, moderated by Siseko Khumalo, Editor...
UP Museums sets sights on dedicating a gallery to its art collection
Posted on July 28, 2020
The University of Pretoria (UP) is the custodian of an extraordinary collection of South African and European art, so much so that it is fast becoming an art destination for the City of Tshwane. The UP Museums is aiming to showcase the University’s exceptional art collection of more than 2...