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International Museum Day 2021

Visit these museums for free this International Museum Week

The museums of Tshwane have collaborated to celebrate International Museum Day, which is annually celebrated on 18 May. Every year since 1977, ICOM has organised International Museum Day (IMD), which represents a unique moment for the international museum community. On this day, participating museums plan

Museum curator interviews

We've collected all of the interviews that the Creative Feel team has filmed for DITSONG: Museums of South Africa and put them into one comprehensive page for you to browse through at your leisure. From books to fossils, transportation to hiking trails, and everything in
Ernestine White-Mifetu fine artist curator

Transforming the museum sector

South African fine artist, curator and director of the William Humphreys Art Gallery, Ernestine White-Mifetu, was recently appointed as an International Committee for Museums and Collections of Modern Art (CIMAM) board member. Creative Feel spoke to White-Mifetu about her important new role.  Creative Feel: Please

DITSONG Japanese Dolls Festival Hina-Matsuri

Hina-Matsuri: The Japanese Doll’s Festival

Frank Teichert, Curator of Archaeology and Human Remains at DITSONG: National Museum of Cultural History, showcases some of the Japanese dolls in the museum’s collection in light of the upcoming Hina-Matsuri (Doll’s Festival). In Japan, Hina-Matsuri (Doll’s Festival), one of five seasonal festivals, is celebrated

Ceramics Precious Metals DITSONG National Museum Cultural History

Aerodynamic shapes: Tableware of the 1950s and 1960s

Corine Meyer, curator of Ceramics and Precious Metals at the DITSONG: National Museum of Cultural History, explores fashionable tableware of the 1950s and 1960s in the DITSONG: National Museum of Cultural History collection. The 1950s and 1960s were a very exciting and innovative period in

DITSONG National Museum of Cultural History mummy mummification

Unwrapping the Mummy

Frank Teichert, Curator Archaeology and Human Remains, DITSONG: National Museum of Cultural History, takes an in-depth look at the mummies in the DITSONG collection. Why are so many people fascinated by mummies and the dead? Is it because there is something strange about standing next

DITSONG Museums South Africa Heritage Day Month celebrations

Heritage Day at DITSONG

With Heritage Day coming up later this month, Mariet Conradie and Julia Roelofse of DITSONG: Museums of South Africa explore the importance of celebrating heritage worldwide, and outline how they will be celebrating Heritage Day at the DITSONG: Tswaing Meteorite Crater.  Heritage Day, 24 September,

Resistance and Liberation Heritage Route

Using the past to build a future has become more important all over the world as we honour Nelson Mandela’s statement: ‘One of our challenges as we build and extend democracy is the need to ensure that our youth know where we come from, what

DITSONG Museums of South Africa District Six

Museums, Memorials and Monuments

June is celebrated as Youth Month in South Africa, with a specific focus on 16 June in tribute to the school pupils who lost their lives during the 1976 Soweto Uprising. With this contribution to Creative Feel, Dr Noel Lungile Zwelidumile Solani of the DITSONG:

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