About the Friends of the South African Museum

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Robben Island hikers

Image: Happy group of hikers at the Van Riebeeck quarry, Robben Island

TH Barry Lecture Theatre
Tuesday 26 July 2011 at 19:00

In keeping with the rules of the constitution you are hereby invited to attend the Annual General Meeting of the Friends of the South African Museum to be held in the  preceding the normal lecture.

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The Friends of the South African Museum is an organisation open to people of all ages who are interested in learning and exploring the natural and social history of our country.

The focus of the Friends is to support and assist in the promotion of Iziko South African Museum and the work it does. At the same time Friends members have interesting activities and generate interaction between the diverse communities in our society.

With these objectives in mind the Friends arrange monthly lectures with varied and interesting speakers; day outings to places of interest in and around Cape Town and field trips in the company of scientists – palaeontologists, geologists, archaeologists, ornithologists, entomologists, astronomers and historians ranging from two to five days.

The Friends office at the Iziko South African Museum is attended by Maxine Davies on Wednesdays and Fridays from 10:0016:00. Should you wish to make contact at other times you may phone Maxine at 072 225 6893.

Diary for August - September 2011

1214 August Excursion
Prince Albert
Led by Dr Judy Maguire
19 August Outing
Guided tour of the Western Cape Archives
Venue: Western Cape Archives
24 August Outing
Koeberg Visitors Centre
Venue: Koeberg Visitors Centre
30 August

Shoreline an exploratory journey around the South African coast: the weird, the wonderful and the grotesque!
Speaker: Dr Eleanor Yeld-Hutchings

2 September Outing
Guided tour of the Western Cape Archives
Venue: Western Cape Archives
16-18 September

Weekend in Gifberg with Prof. John Parkington
Gifberg Holiday Farm, Van Rhynsdorp