Strauss & Co's Museum Moments talks seek to shed light on interesting museum spaces from across the country that may otherwise be neglected in the public imagination. 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.
Watch Strauss & Co's Museum MomentsStrauss & Co's virtual art talks are all free and hosted online via Zoom. Join in the virtual art talk here on Zoom.
The next Museum Moments virtual walkabout is coming up on May 5.
Wed May 5 at 16:00 Irma Stern Museum
Join Strauss & Co in conversation with director, Nadja Daehnke and Ayesha Price, interim Curator, of the UCT Irma Stern Museum in Cape Town as they discuss a new vision for the Museum, with a focus on outreach, education and engagement. The discussion will also reveal recent renovations and re-curations at the Museum, and how these are based on research of what the home would have looked like when Irma Stern lived here. Watch live online here.
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