'Museums beyond walls' – a public sculpture route at UP

Posted on October 02, 2017


When walking across the Hatfield Campus at the University of Pretoria, one does not only pass beautiful historic buildings with noteworthy architectural features, but also a diversity of contemporary sculptures and other works of art. These public sculptures and artworks often go unnoticed, yet they form an integral part of the University's campus heritage. The more than forty sculptures are accessible to the general public, students and staff, and form a living extension of the collections curated and managed by the UP Museums.

In October 2017, the Department of UP Arts would like to highlight the unique public sculpture route at the University as a means of extending 'museums beyond walls'. The route is easily accessible and forms part of a casual walking tour aimed at audiences interested in the historical background, meaning and interpretation of the sculptures. Exploration of the sculpture gems on the Hatfield Campus also allows for engagement with current issues such as decolonisation, femininity, gender, local art and access to heritage.

For more information or to book a tour, please contact Nicole Hoffmann, museum officer of the UP Museums ([email protected] or [email protected] or 012 420 2178). The curatorial tour is conducted by Daniel Rankadi Mosako, curator of the Edoardo Villa Museum sculptural collections ([email protected] or 012 420 6419).

Come and explore the artistic treasures on the Hatfield Campus with UP Arts.



- Author Department of UP Arts

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