Moses Tladi Unearthed at the National Art Festival


Iziko Museums of South Africa is hosting the first major South African exhibition of the work by Moses Tladi (1903–1959) at the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown until July 10, after its debut at the Iziko South African National Gallery in Cape Town.

The exhibition at the Albany History Museum, entitled Moses Tladi Unearthed, will provide the visitor with an exceptional opportunity to view the work of this enigmatic artist. Cited as the first black artist to have exhibited formally in South Africa, Tladi developed a reputation as a realist landscape painter. Continue reading


Talk: Contemporary Issues In Art Conservation

How does conservation change the meaning and interpretation of objects and sites? Whose values are considered when conserving an artefact or sites? What role does conservation play in restoring memory, human relationships and national identity in the wake of political conflict?

The speaker is Sanchita Balachandran, curator/conservator of the Johns Hopkins Archaeological Museum and lecturer in the Department of Near Eastern Studies, Johns Hopkins University.

The talk takes place on Wednesday, July 15 from 1 pm to 2 pm at the Iziko South African National Gallery.

This is a free event that is open to the public. Booking is essential as seats are limited.

Inquiries: Angela Zehnder at

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