National History Museum

The Inquisitive Mind: Science and Imagination

This exhibition at Oliewenhuis Art Museum is a representation of collected heritage items –natural history and cultural history objects – from the collections of the National Museum, through the eyes of artists.  Oliewenhuis Art Museum Education Officer, Yolanda de Kock, came up with the brilliant idea to “pair” departments at the National Museum with contemporary South African artists to observe the investigations, results and activities of researchers and use this information as inspiration to create artworks. 

The project of combining research, education and exhibition fits the mission of the National Museum perfectly: to provide heritage resources and an enjoyable experience to all people through quality research, conservation, education and exhibitions.

The Inquisitive Mind: Science and Imagination can be viewed at Oliewenhuis Art Museum until 1 February 2015.