Iziko Museums of South Africa (Iziko), in partnership with the HCI Foundation will host the annual in_herit FESTIVAL – a dynamic cultural programme, from the 24 until the 30 of September 2018. The week-long celebration will comprise of a series of walkabouts, guided tours, an exhibition opening, events, and Museum Night V&A. This year marks the centenary of the birth of uTata Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, (Ah! Dalibhunga), and in keeping with this, the Iziko in_herit FESTIVAL programme is aligned to, and supports the national theme: The Year of Nelson Mandela: Advancing Transformation of South Africa’s Heritage Landscape. “Recognised across the globe as both a symbol of sacrifice and beacon of hope, Madiba’s life lessons are part of our cultural heritage – constituting a national treasure which we must conserve and share for future generations,” says Ms Rooksana Omar, Chief Executive Officer, Iziko. “0ur nation’s heritage is to be treasured. From our Rock Art, fossil remains; artworks; sculptures; objects and artefacts, to our monuments and sites – such as the Cape Floral Region; Robben Island; the Vredefort Dome and Mapungubwe (amongst others) – the magnificence, splendour, diversity and uniqueness of our artistic, cultural and natural heritage must be honoured,” she concluded. Collectively, South Africans from all walks of life are called upon to celebrate our diversity. The customs, rituals, dance, language, music and stories all form part of our heritage. It includes the practices and objects inherited from the past, that shape what we value, how we think today, and what we choose to preserve and share with future generations. Recognising that our history is part of our national identity and culture, and celebrating our diversity has profound power to help build our nation. Iziko plans to host a spectacular programme at its various museums on Heritage Day, 24 September 2018. ON HERITAGE DAY: Heritage Day at Iziko is jam-packed with activities. . . .
You are here: / Archives for zjafta