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Museo Me is all about museum-going in Cape Town. Here, you can go behind the scenes with museum staff, hear how other Capetonians encounter museums and reflect on trends in the sector. There’s practical information, too, with reviews, an events calendar and a list of top museums in the Mother City.

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Latest Blog Posts

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Forging the Future Simon’s Town Museum in the Fire

Despite funding shortages and the isolation of social distancing, the Simon’s Town Museum’s community-building work is making a positive impact on the Cape Flats. Education officer Tazneem Wentzel talks about the future of institutions that trade in the past.

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Youth in the Museum: Meeting the Museum

In the first of a two-part series, young people — often a target demographic of museum policies — talk about how they’ve experienced museums and the social influences that make them visit these spaces. They explain why museums are relevant — and why they don’t often visit them.

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An Intimate Encounter with Virtual Sculptures

When the pandemic wrecked plans to exhibit Basotho artist Samuele Makoanyane’s sculptures, the curators made an exhibition of the future from these 20th-century figurines. KE LIHA PENE – I lay down my pen is the latest virtual exhibition hosted on the Iziko Museums websites.

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Me in the Museum

Museo Me is a product of my young lifetime’s engagements with museums at home and abroad. The museum is something associated with school, with history and with being educated. But it can be more than that. I want our museums to amuse and engage us, with reflection but also with fun. In these five memories and one absent memory (since museums are so much about pondering the past), I’ll tell you why.