Cape Town museums mark international museums day
The IZIKO Museums of Cape Town is celebrating international museums day on 18 May with a range of activities and events at its museums and historic sites. All IZIKO museums and sites with the exception of the Castle of Good Hope will also be open to the public free of charge.
The arts collection library at the Iziko South African National Gallery is having its annual book sale from 10.00-15.00, when visitors can pick up exhibition catalogues, books, journals, pamphlets and posters for reasonable prices. In addition at 15.00 curator and director of the arts collection department, Riason Naidoo, will give a guided tour of the current exhibition 1910-2010: From Pierneef to Gugulective, which celebrates 100 years of South African art.
Visitors to the Iziko South African Museum can quiz specialists from the natural history department on fossils, invertebrate palaeontology, terrestrial vertebrates and marine biology.
There will also be free access to the Planetarium for the 12.45 showing of Table Mountain, a presentation about the geology and environment of Cape Town