Special Collections Month in March!

Posted on March 02, 2020

Both the University of Pretoria Museums and the Special Collections Unit of the Department of Library Services hold unique and special collections on behalf of the institution. These are social and learning spaces that provide mostly historical and archival types of information and research. The Museums and Special Collections accommodate, house, curate, manage and showcase special collections and make these available and accessible to the UP community and the wider public.

To name a few examples, the UP Museums hold the unique Mapungubwe Archive and archival materials related to the university’s art, ceramic and sculptural collections.

The Special Collections unit of UP Library curates the Africana Collection, the de Villiers Roos Collection, and the South African Music Collection, among many others. 

During the month of March, the Special Collections unit of UP Library and the UP Museums are collaborating to bring attention to the special collections of the University of Pretoria. 

The University of Pretoria Museums are open free of charge Mondays to Fridays from 08:00 to 16:00.  For more information or to book tours, please contact the Museum Interpretive Officer Nicole Hoffmann via email or telephone:

Email: [email protected] or [email protected]

Telephone: (012) 420 2178/5181


The Special Collections unit is on Level 5 of the Merensky 2 Library and is open Mondays to Fridays from 07:30 to 16:00. For more information, contact the coordinator, Nikki Haw.

Email: [email protected]

Telephone: (012) 420 4707


- Author Nicole Hoffman and Nikki Haw

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