Exhibitions The Library has an ongoing programme of exhibitions on a variety of topics in which artworks, manuscripts and rare books from the collection are featured. These exhibitions are changed periodically during the year. Please phone the library (011 544-5400) to make an appointment to view any our current exhibitions.

The following are on display:

  • The Founding of Johannesburg
  • British Regiments in South Africa 1795-1902 - Major A B Cree
Recent exhibitions have included:
  • The Bindery at The Brenthurst Library - taking care of the collection
  • Flora of Zimbabwe - Lady Beatrice Drew - 1897-1982
  • Photographs by Sir John Benjamin Stone, 1838 - 1914
  • 19th Century Cape Landscapes
  • Thomas Baines: 1820 to 1875 - Traveller, Explorer Artist
  • Antique Printed Maps
  • Women and Southern Africa: 18th - 21st Centuries
  • Barbara Tyrrell, 1912 - . Pencil sketches
  • South African Architecture and Buildings, 17th - 20th Centuries
  • Portuguese Presence in Africa and the East
  • Prisoners of War - Glimpses into their lives from the Frontier Wars to World War 1
  • Frederick Timpson I'Ons 1802-1887
  • Missions, Missionaries & Converts