Please take note that the University of Pretoria Museums, Mapungubwe Collection is temporarily closed to all students, staff and public visitors until further notice, as unexpected maintenance work is taking place.
UP Arts manages and curates the vast art and heritage collections held within the University. The Museums carry out objects-based research, hold temporary exhibitions, conduct daily collections management and perform vital conservation of these collections. They further provide support by teaching, practical training classes, hands-on learning and manage research on collections for academic departments and faculties. The four keystone museum collections unique to the University of Pretoria comprise of a vast South African and European art collection, ceramic, sculptural and an archaeological collection. The museums are a member of the South African Museums Association (SAMA), International Council of Museums (ICOM), African Council of Museums (AFRICOM) and University Museums and Collections (UMAC).
Sedibeng Water and UP - 15/09/2014
On 9 September 2014, UP’s Department of Chemical Engineering hosted the launch of the Sedibeng Water Chair in Water Utilisation Engineering. This is a research collaboration initiative between UP and Sedibeng Water. It was attended by key industry players and UP staff. Key addresses were delivered by UP’s Prof Roelf Sandenbergh, Prof Philip de Vaal, Prof Evans Chirwa and Mr R Takalani, Director: Corporate Services and Acting Chief Executive from Sedibeng Water.
UP to collaborate on project to address hunger and undernutrition - 12/09/2014
The University of Pretoria (UP) will be one of the institutions collaborating in a series of projects representing the best ideas and strategies from around the world to address hunger and undernutrition in some of the world’s most unforgiving agricultural regions. The selected projects, which will be funded by the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Collaborative Research on Sorghum and Millet, will contribute towards improving food security, household resilience and private-sector growth in Ethiopia, Senegal and Niger through the enhancement of production and value-added product development.
Sensory food science research that resonates in Africa - 11/09/2014
Prof Riëtte de Kock, from the Department of Food Science at the University of Pretoria (UP), delivered a plenary lecture, titled ‘Sensory food science research that resonates in Africa’, at the World Food Science and Technology Congress of the International Union for Food Science and Technology (IUFoST) held in Montreal, Canada, in August. In the lecture, Prof De Kock explained why sensory food science is critical for food security and economic development in the developing world, particularly in Africa.