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There will be a talk  "South African Rock Art: A brief introduction" by Jeremy Hollmann at the KZN Museum on on Saturday, June 15th at 10:30 am.  

About the talk: A great deal of attention has been paid to the rock art made by the hunter-gatherer ancestors of the San. We appreciate their finely made, life like depictions of animals and people. We also understand something of the worldview of which rock art was part. But there exist two other distinct image-making practices in South Africa. They differ from the hunter-gatherer art in terms of geographic distribution, location of painted images in the landscape, the methods of applying the pigment, and the cultural practices associated with the images. In the dry western parts of South Africa and Namibia are painted and engraved schematic (geometric) motifs. At the same time, in parts of Limpopo Province, there are sites at which bold, white, finger-painted images of people and artefacts in proximity to the location at which initiation performances were held. The presentation will be a virtual tour of South Africa as we visit some of these places. We will see examples of these 'traditions' and touch on their social significance.

National Science Week 2019

National Science week has kicked off at the KZN Museum with a jam-packed week of activities both in the Museum and at various other locations. The Mus...

Spekboom - a proudly South African Wonder Plant

🌿🌍 COLLECT YOUR FREE PLANT 🌿🌍 from the KZN Museum during 29 July - 3 August during National Science Week! 'Portulacaria afra' otherwise known as Spekb...

National Science Week 2019

The KZN Museum is excited to be once again hosting National Science Week from the 29 July – 3 August this year. NSW is an initiative under the Depar...

Early closure today

Please take note that the Museum will be closing it's doors at 2pm this afternoon, 19 July for some maintenance work. We will open for the weekend as ...

Congratulations Dr Laue

The KZN Museum Council, Management and staff offer their heartiest congratulations to Dr Ghilraen Laue on obtaining her PhD! Ghilraen is a Curator in ...

Successful Night at the Museum

The Museum hosted another very successful Night at the Museum during the June school vacation. The Museum was packed with 1000 visitors who enjoyed al...

World Oceans Day

On the 13 June the KZN Museum participated in a collaborative enviro-outreach event by marking World Oceans Day. KZN Museum’s Chief Outreach Education...

NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM: SOLD OUT!

NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM: SOLD OUT!Tickets to the Winter Edition of the Night at the Museum are sold ou! thank you to everyone for the amazing support in s...

New Temporary Exhibition

A new temporary photo exhibition launches at the KZN Museum this weekend - on rural resistance and struggles for land in KwaZulu-Natal, hosted by the ...

Museum closed for fumigation

The Museum will be closing at 3pm today, 21 June, for fumigation of some of the collection rooms. We apologise for any inconvenience caused. We will b...

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