UNIVERSITY OF THE WITWATERSRAND, JOHANNESBURG

Arts and Culture

Wits Art Museum

WAM's collection of 9 000 works of art has been built up over seven decades and spans the African continent and centuries of our history.

Fassler Gallery
The Fassler Gallery is housed in the John Moffat Building, School of Architecture and Planning and is used for showing architectural work.

Origins Centre
The Origins Centre boasts an extensive collection of rock art from the Wits Rock Art Research Institute.

Wits Theatre
Wits University has one of the finest performing arts facilities in the country where its students can hone their skills and where professionals can be seen regularly.

Linder Auditorium
The Linder Auditorium, a prominent concert and cultural venue widely recognised for its acoustic merits, is situated at the Education Campus of the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits).

Adler Museum of Medicine

The Adler Museum of Medicine exists to supplement the educational activities of the University of the Witwatersrand, especially the Faculty of Health Sciences, by means of collections, research, teaching, exhibitions and publications.

Bernard Price Institute Palaeontology Museum
The Bernard Price Institute for Palaeontological Research is part of the School of Geosciences in the Faculty of Science, and aims to collect, conserve, study and interpret the rich fossil heritage of South and southern Africa.

Bleloch Geology Museum
The Bleloch Geological Museum in the Geosciences building houses a spectacular collection of rock and mineral specimens.

Historical Papers
Aunique and accessible hub for human rights research situated in the William Cullen Library of the University of the Witwatersrand serving civil society as well as scholars and researchers.

James Kitching Gallery
A small museum of palaeontology in the Palaeosciences Building on the East Campus of the University of the Witwatersrand, depicting fossils from the main areas of palaeontological research in which the BPI specialises.

Life Sciences Museum
The Life Sciences Museum and Biodiversity Centre is the only natural history museum in Johannesburg.

Sterkfontein
Sterkfontein, to which Wits owns the intellectual rights, is home to world-famous fossils like Mrs Ples and Little Foot. It boasts a modern restaurant and conference centre, curio shop and exhibition hall telling in simple but graphic detail the story of evolution and humankind.

The Hans Adler Collection at Wits

Hans Adler's wish in donating part of his collection of rare scores, models, albums and instruments, as his widow Gertrude Adler wrote "to inspire future generations of music students and lovers of music". The dynamic Hans Adler made his Johannesburg home a centre for classical music ranging from his interests in incunabula and rare antiquje scores and instruments to the chamber works of post-war composers. Wits is proud to be home to part of that collection.


Adler Museum of Medicine