Sketch of Hiddingh Hall Library.
Welcome to Hiddingh Hall Library!
In 1911 Hiddingh Hall Library became the University of Cape Town’s first purpose built Library. Today it is a branch library serving the Departments of Drama, History of Art and Fine Art.
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Sunday, 24 March 2019
Welcome to Hiddingh Hall Library

Hiddingh Hall Library is once again open. Welcome to the coolest library in town! We are back to our usual opening hours and it’s business as usual.

Publication Date:
Fri, 15 Feb 2019 - 09:15
ICA launches SA’s first live art book

The University of Cape Town’s interdisciplinary Institute for Creative Arts (ICA) kicks off its 2019 programme with the launch on Saturday, 16 February, of its highly-anticipated new book, Acts of Transgression: Contemporary Live Art in South Africa.

Publication Date:
Fri, 15 Feb 2019 - 09:00
Unbanned books now important historical artefacts

Books, films and publications that were once banned by the apartheid regime in South Africa will be on display until 5 October as the University of Cape Town (UCT) marks Banned Books Week.

Publication Date:
Tue, 25 Sep 2018 - 15:45
Dignifying Sarah Baartman

One of the most important artworks in UCT’s collection, the Sarah Baartman sculpture by Willie Bester, has been exhibited alongside a sound installation featuring a poem by Diana Ferrus, images and other artwork in an exhibition entitled Sarah ‘Saartjie’ Baartman, A Call to Respond.

Publication Date:
Tue, 25 Sep 2018 - 09:00