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Wednesday, July 29, 2020


(Paul Mikula, founder of Phansi)

Phansi Museum has organised a memorable series of zoom-talks to delight and amuse the participants. The virtual museum tour has had many hits and Phansi is also re-launching some of their earlier movies.

Phansi’s partners, the African Art Centre (AAC), is organising a virtual exhibition called Enchanting Creatures of the Forest. The opening is on August 8 and will run until August 21.

In the background will be South Africa’s famous Kingboy Singers, an Isicathamiya group that, like the AAC, was established in 1965. The exhibition will be shown live and entry is by invitation. For more information visit

After the exhibition opening Phansi will resume its internet adventures by delving deeper into its treasures.

“We are also proud to announce that we are now on the GOOGLE Arts and Culture platform as one of the very few art- museums from Africa. At this stage only our banner appears while we are busy downloading some 5000 items from our collection,” says Paul Mikula, founder of Phansi Museum.

Phansi’s school training workshops resume on August 1.

“The news on the finances is even more dire now than it was before and we lament the absence of help from those who promised,” adds Mikula.

“We also gratefully acknowledge the donation of some wonderful and very special artworks ranging from the Democratic Republic of Congo to Mpumalanga and KwaZulu-Natal. Professor Margaret Diamond, the Head of English department for many years at the University of KwaZulu-Natal is moving to a retirement home, presenting them in recognition of the work that the museum is doing.”

Phansi Museum is situated at 500 Esther Roberts Road, Glenwood, in Durban. Contact the museum on 031 206 2889 or email or visit