Origins Centre - Upcoming Events and Public Lectures
Things to see at the Origins Centre Museum
Explore our Events, Public Lectures and Exhibition Calendar to see which popular events are taking place during your planned visit to the Origins Centre. The Museum is host to a multitude of events that take place all year round. Make your trip to remember by attending our upcoming events.
Spirit World Room upgrade: Change is in the air for Origins Centre's Spirit World Room! The Spirit World Room will not be accessible during this time, but everything else in the museum still is. Renovations will be completed by early February.
SAVE THE DATE - HERE ARE OUR UPCOMING EVENTS AND PUBLIC LECTURES
Book Launch: Dress As Social Relations. By Vibeke Maria Viestad
Tuesday 19 February | 18h00 for 18h30
In Dress as Social Relations Vibeke Maria Viestad challenges this myth of the nearly naked Bushman and provides an interdisciplinary study of Bushman dress, as it is represented in the archives and material culture of historical Bushman communities. Maintaining a critical perspective, Viestad provides an interpretation of the significance of dress for historical Bushman people. Dress, she argues, formed an embodied practice of social relations between humans, animals and other powerful beings of the Bushman world; moreover, this complex and meaningful practice was intimately related to subsistence strategies and social identity.
Exhibition Opening: Through the Eyes of an Archaeologist
Thursday 28 February | 18h00 for 18h30
Showcasing the archaeological work of Prof Revil Mason, this exhibition recognises and celebrates the African deep past, and the role that African ancestors played in the making of modern South African society. As a history of archaeology at Wits; it is both a celebration of a life’s work and an opportunity to see history through the eyes of an archaeologist. Beautiful archaeological artefacts will be on display and you are invited to immerse yourself in the archaeological world through interactive exhibits.
Exhibition Opening evening is free. Please RSVP to email@example.com
From 1 March, Exhibition entry R65; Exhibition and Museum entry R81 (discounts for pensioners, students and children). This exhibition runs until 27 April 2019
Enquiries firstname.lastname@example.org; 011 717 4700
Dinosaur Activity Day
Saturday 2 March | 10h00 till 13h00
Fun, interactive activities all about the dinosaurs and fossils of Africa. All ages welcome; all participants to receive dino goodies to take home.
10h00 till 11h00 – Learn how to draw dinosaurs from fossilised bones with Palaeo-artist and palaeontology post-graduate student, Viktor Radermacher. Best drawings will be submitted to Night of 1000 drawings to raise money for charity. #BringYourArt #DinoDoodles
11h00 till 13h00 - Dino egg hunt and painting; Decorating dinosaurs; Dino prints; Museum Treasure Hunt. More suitable for under 10s, but fun for all.
R70 Children/Students • R90 Adults • R65 Wits Staff/Pensioners.
ENQUIRIES: email@example.com; 011 717-4700
Buy tickets at the door or on Webtickets, click here: https://www.webtickets.co.za/performance.aspx?itemid=1488506817
Where are your ancestors from? DNA Ancestry Testing may have the answers!
The NHLS invites you to a journey in tracing your lineage through DNA Ancestry Testing!
Upcoming tours & sessions: 2 March, 13 April, 4 May, 1 June
Time: 09H30 for 10H00
Venue: Origins Centre, Wits University
Ticket Price: R2000 for a testing kit, briefing session & museum tour
R200 for a DNA briefing session & museum tour ONLY
Enquiries: Rajeshree.Mahabeer@nhls.ac.za; +27(0) 11 489 9237
Book your seat on Webtickets: https://www.webtickets.co.za/EventCategory.aspx?itemid=1461069599
Please remember to follow us on Facebook (@originscentre), Twitter (@OriginsCentre) and Instagram (originscentre_wits). #yourorigins #OriginsCentre
We have a lot on the go in the coming months; please have a look at our latest blog: Origins Centre gets set to ‘rock’ 2019 in style.
I look forward to seeing you here at your Origins.