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.
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.
Redefining Social Cohesion Temporary Exhibition
Posted on January 30, 2018
A new temporary visual art exhibition is open for visitors in the Old Merensky Building.
The Social Life of Waste/Art: Exploring the connection between waste, art and food across Southern Africa
Posted on November 17, 2017
On 22 November 2017, the Social Life of Waste/Art project will host a one-day symposium on waste, art and food at the University of Pretoria.
Fine arts and design alumni make UP proud at the Absa L'Atelier Art Competition
Posted on October 25, 2017
UP alumni Oliver Mayhew, Wilma Nell, Allen Laing, Shaun Francis and MA (Fine Arts) candidate, Shenaz Mahomed, were finalists in the Absa L'Atelier Art Competition, which is one of Africa's most prestigious annual art events.
'Museums beyond walls' – a public sculpture route at UP
Posted on October 02, 2017
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'.
UP Arts committed to conserving unframed works of art
Posted on September 27, 2017
The Department of UP Arts has begun a major, long-term project to conserve over 8 600 unframed works of art on paper from the University of Pretoria (UP) Art Collection.
Past and present stories of Africa
Posted on September 21, 2017
September is Heritage Month. In celebration of our continent and our country's rich history and heritage, we have published a new feature focussing on the past and present stories of Africa on the Research Matters website.
UP among the top 300 universities worldwide for arts and humanities
Posted on September 20, 2017
The University of Pretoria (UP) is ranked in the top 300 in the world for arts and humanities, according to the latest Times Higher Education World University Rankings, published earlier this week.
The pipe organ - more than just a church instrument
Posted on August 30, 2017
Unlike most musical instruments, the pipe organ is commonly defined by the place where it's often played: church. Prof Theo van Wyk, Head of the Department of UP Arts, clears up some preconceptions about this amazing instrument.
Promises and Lies
Posted on August 28, 2017
Visit the "Promises and Lies" exhibition in the foyer of the Humanities Building!