UP MUSEUMS LOAN TO RUPERT MUSEUM FACES AND FIGURES EXHIBITION
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...
UP Museums launch new art beyond walls sculpture route
Posted on November 13, 2019
Recently, the UP Museums have launched a new Art Beyond Walls Sculpture Route.
Javett-UP is now open to the public
Posted on September 24, 2019
The Javett Art Centre at the University of Pretoria (Javett-UP) opened its doors to the public on Tuesday, 24 September.
The past, the present and the future at UP
Posted on September 20, 2019
At a time when the arts are claiming their rightful place among the most sought after 4IR subjects – what we refer to as STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics) – we are thrilled to be opening the Javett-UP Art Centre on our South Campus.
Who we are as humans
Posted on September 10, 2019
How we define what is heritage – and what is not – requires of us to constantly navigate our sense of the world. We need to question what our national heritage is and whether there is such a thing as a collective heritage or shared histories.
Celebrate Heritage Month in September
Posted on August 19, 2019
Staff and students are welcome to experience and engage the heritage collections at UP
Successful IMD Celebrations at the UP Museums
Posted on May 22, 2019
The UP Museums in association with UP Campus Tours hosted a successful scavenger hunt on Friday 17 May 2019 to celebrate International Museum Day
UP Museums Book Prize awarded to top three honours students
Posted on April 24, 2019
On Friday 12 April 2019 the annual awards ceremony of the Department of Historical and Heritage Studies took place in the Library Auditorium. As part of this ceremony, three graduating Honours students in the field of Heritage and Cultural Tourism were awarded the UP Museum Book Award.
UP Museums celebrate and engage with International Museum Day 2019
Posted on April 18, 2019
The University of Pretoria Museums (UP Museums) are joining more than 40,000 museums in 152 countries to celebrate on and around the 18 May 2019, International Museum Day (IMD). This day represents a unique moment for the museum community to engage with their public and highlight the role of...
Museums and Makerspace: 3-D scanning collaboration
Posted on April 12, 2019
In April, the team from the UP Museums and Library Makerspace scanned The Basotho Witness (1907), an original work by the South African sculptor Anton van Wouw (1862 - 1945).
UP Museums honoured by visit from a French Delegation
Posted on July 20, 2018
The Ambassador of France to South Africa, His Excellency Christophe Farnaud, the French Minister of Ecological and Inclusive Transition, Mr. Nicolas Hulot and his wife Mrs Florence Hulot, as well as a number of other French dignitaries were welcomed to the UP Museums.
World Choir Games visit the UP Museums
Posted on July 19, 2018
The UP Museums played a small, but wonderful role in the World Choir Games that was recently held on the University of Pretoria’s Hatfield Campus.
UP Arts receives donation of Di Sarro artworks from the Italian Institute of Culture
Posted on May 31, 2018
The Department of UP Arts were grateful to be the recipient of a donation of two valuable artworks that were produced by the renowned Italian artist and a medical practitioner, Luigi Di Sarro.
International Museum Month a great success: connecting to new audiences
Posted on May 31, 2018
International Museum Day was celebrated at the UP Museums during the month of May.
Enterprises UP continues their support of UP Campus Tours
Posted on May 14, 2018
Enterprises have been the proud sponsor of the UP Campus Tours initiative for 15 years, and hopefully for many more to come.
Museums Scavenger Hunt
Posted on May 11, 2018
UP Campus Tours is holding a scavenger hunt in collaboration with the UP Museums in order to celebrate International Museum Day on 18 May.
Rembrandt or Not? A case study in art historical enquiry from the J.A. van Tilburg Collection
Posted on May 07, 2018
“Portrait of a Rabbi” is an artwork that has always been controversial because of its unverified attribution to the famous Dutch master Rembrandt van Rijn (1606 -1669)
International Museum Day 18 May 2018
Posted on April 17, 2018
Each year on 18 May the world celebrates International Museum Day (IMD).
Cherish an Antique Day - Come see the UP Museum's very own Narnia Wardrobe
Posted on March 28, 2018
Each year on 09 April the world celebrates 'Cherish an Antique Day'. To do this, visit the UP Museums to see our very own Narnia Wardrobe!
Luigi Di Sarro: World Disclosure exhibition
Posted on February 16, 2018
The Department of UP Arts announces an upcoming international exhibition opening for the public on 02 March 2018.