Every Wednesday at 16:00 the series highlights a local museum in the weekly Museum Moments talk. The Museum Moments talks seek to shed light on interesting museum spaces from across the country that may otherwise be neglected in the public imagination during lockdown. The talks highlight the marvellous collections contained within these spaces and museum curators discuss the stories they strive to share with the public through these collections and how they have been brought together.
As well as looking at the collections that belong to each museum, the Museum Moments series also provides fascinating insights into the history of each venue, its origins, architecture, vision and activities and covers plenty of lesser known South African art museums as well as the more famous ones.
When and where:Strauss & Co's virtual art talks are all free and hosted online via Zoom. The Museum Moments talks take place every Wednesday at 16:00. Join in the virtual art talk here on Zoom.
Wed Jun 10 at 16:00 Strauss & Co Museum Moments with The Norval Foundation, Cape Town
Wed Jun 17 at 16:00 Strauss & Co Museum Moments with The Tatham Art Gallery, Pietermaritzburg
Wed Jun 24 at 16:00 Strauss & Co Museum Moments with Oliewenhuis Art Museum, Bloemfontein
Wed Jul 1 at 16:00 Strauss & Co Museum Moments with The Boerneef Art Collection, Welgemeend, Cape Town
Wed Jul 8 at 16:00 Strauss & Co Museum Moments with Rupert Museum, Stellenbosch
Museum Moments Catch UpIf you miss the talk happening live, you can also catch up on the full talk here on the Strauss & Co YouTube channel.
Museum Moments Episode 1: The Stellenbosch Museum
Museum Moments Episode 2: Javett Art Centre at the University of Pretoria
Museum Moments Episode 3: The Norval Foundation
Museum Moments Episode 4: The Tatham Art Gallery