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...
Museum's host internship for art collection and research in art conservation
Posted on September 07, 2020
The University of Pretoria Museums highlight one of the contributions they make to the academic programme. In this case, to art conservation and the internship that the UP Museum’s annually take on board to provide postgraduate students experiential research using artworks and items...
Meet the Museum's new Senior Administrator
Posted on September 06, 2020
Katlego Thoriso Moatshe serves as the new Senior Administrative Officer for the University of Pretoria Museums and PA to the Head of the UP Museums. He is a proud UP Graduate with a BCom Business Management Degree and was a Top-Five Finisher for Strategic Management. His studies introduced him to...
Two new acquisitions for UP Museums
Posted on September 06, 2020
The University of Pretoria is in an auspicious position to have an active annual acquisition art programme. The UP Art Committee purchases works from both established and upcoming South African artists. This month, we share two of our latest acquisitions by the UP Art committee, which are...
#5WomenArtists: Women’s Month celebrated by the UP Museums
Posted on August 11, 2020
In honour of Women's Month the University of Pretoria (UP) Museum's wish to promote women within museums and more broadly, women also within art, culture and the heritage sector. It is acknowledged that all women have taken great strides whatever their industry or profession as we celebrate...
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...
67-piece Mandela online art puzzles: a UP Museums challenge
Posted on July 16, 2020
July is Mandela month. While university museum staff work remotely from home, the University of Pretoria (UP) Museums delved into the university’s art collection for works featuring our beloved Madiba. We share three sculpture works of this South African icon on our new online art puzzle...
UP Museums feature in Episode 33 of new YouTube Series Bones and Stones
Posted on July 08, 2020
As part of episode 33 of the popular YouTube archaeological series titled, Bones and Stones https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=taZLNFSQQU4 the University of Pretoria (UP) Museums Interpretive Officer, Nicole Hoffmann was recently interviewed by archaeologists, Dr Tim Forssman (UP Department of...
UP Museums host the first UMAC-SA meeting on the continent
Posted on July 08, 2020
UMAC is the international committee for university museums and collections of the International Council of Museums (ICOM). The University of Pretoria (UP) Museums hosted Dr Marta Lourenço from the University of Lisbon in Portugal, President of UMAC to address the online cohort comprising of...
UP Museums: Encouraging the youth to appreciate the heritage of others
Posted on June 16, 2020
Youth Day commemorates a historic event in honour of 16 June 1976, that profoundly changed the socio-political landscape in this country. Forty-four years later, 16 June 2020 extends this legacy with a firm resolve, that a small university museum can contribute to the upliftment of the South...
UP Museums archiving knowledge: promoting International Archives Day
Posted on June 09, 2020
In 2007, the United Nations were requested to create an International Archives Day and so 9 June 1948 marks the day that the International Council on Archives (ICA) was created under the auspices of UNESCO. The University of Pretoria (UP) Museums are promoting the International Archive Day...
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...