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News and Speeches for Museum Services

International Museum Day Celebrations in Paarl

19 May 2014

The Afikaanse Taalmuseum en –monument (ATM) in Paarl will present a free panel discussion on the creation of new words and expressions, word play and metaphors on Saturday, 24 May 2014 Read More

Join International Museum Day Celebrations

15 May 2014

The Western Cape Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport (DCAS) will celebrate International Museum Day on Sunday, 18 May 2014. The 2014 theme is Museum Collections Make Connections. Read More

New-Look Togryers Museum Launched

21 January 2014

A new entrance, education centre, touch screen digital exhibition and installed ramps with a toilet for the disabled are some of the additions at the new-look Togryers Museum in Ceres. On Monday, 20 January 2014, the Museum opened its doors to the... Read More

Land Act Centenary Exhibition Opens at Slave Lodge

29 November 2013

A travelling exhibition on the occasion of the centenary of the Natives’ Land Act of 1913 opened at the Iziko Slave Lodge on Wednesday, 27 November 2013. The exhibition will be hosted at a variety of Western Cape museums over the next few months. Read More

Museum Gives a Voice to “Simonites”

26 September 2013

On Heritage Day, 24 September 2013, people who had been forcibly removed from Simon’s Town under the Group Areas Act returned to commemorate the 46th anniversary of the imposition of racial segregation in the town. The event was organised by the... Read More

Minister Meyer Opens New Exhibition at Hout Bay Museum

19 September 2013

The Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport (DCAS) opened the first phase of a new exhibition at the Hout Bay Museum on Wednesday, 18 September 2013. Read More

Media Alert: Minister Meyer to Open New Exhibition at Hout Bay Museum

17 September 2013

Tomorrow, 18 September, Western Cape Minister of Cultural Affairs and Sport Dr Ivan Meyer will open a new exhibition at the Hout Bay Museum. Read More

Library and Museum Celebrate Porterville’s 150th Anniversary

26 August 2013

Minister of Cultural Affairs and Sport Dr Ivan Meyer visited the Porterville community library and the Jan Danckaert Museum on Friday, 23 August 2013. The visit coincided with the 150-year anniversary of this historic West Coast town. Read More

Annual Museum Symposium – “Take museums from good to great”

16 August 2013

The Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport (DCAS) hosted its Annual Museum Symposium from 12 – 15 August 2013 in Rawsonville. Read More

Touching the Hearts of HIV/Aids Orphans

1 July 2013

The Simon’s Town Museum’s campaign for disadvantaged children, the annual knit-a-jersey and donate-a-soft toy campaign, starts this month and ends in November. Read More

2013 International Museum Day

17 May 2013

Join in one of the many free events across the Western Cape to celebrate International Museum Day on Saturday, 18 May 2013. Read More

Museum Brings Attention to Our Slave History

7 December 2012

Members of the community deepened their knowledge about slavery when the George Museum commemorated Emancipation Day on Monday, 3 December 2012. Read More

Devote a Day to Persons With Disabilities

29 November 2012

Disability does not only affect persons with disabilities, it affects everyone in society. The inability of some able-bodied people to treat people with disabilities as their equals is where the real disability lies. Read More

View Lunar Eclipse at the Taalmonument

7 June 2011

The only total lunar eclipse visible from South Africa during 2011 will take place on Wednesday, 15 June 2011. The most spectacular part of the eclipse will happen from 20:25 when one side of the moon will start to darken as it moves into the earth'... Read More