• 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.

  • #UniversityMuseumsFromHome

    Posted on April 01, 2020

    The University of Pretoria Museums are joining the global museum community to best amplify public engagement online through social networks and websites to be somewhat accessible during the lockdown period following the covid-19 pandemic.

  • The UP Museums are becoming BOLD and more beautiful

    Posted on March 04, 2020

    The University of Pretoria Museums aim to become more diverse and inclusive. Therefore, the UP Museums started making their facilities, galleries, buildings and exhibitions more widely accessible to diverse people, particularly aimed at people with special needs.

  • Special Collections Month in March

    Posted on March 04, 2020

    Both the University of Pretoria Museums and the Special Collections Unit (Department of Library Services), hold unique and special collections on behalf of the institution. During the month of March, the Special Collections unit of the UP Library and the UP Museums are collaborating to bring...


    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.

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