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Zeitz Museum of Contemporary African Art to open in Cape Town

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Cape Town’s Zeitz Museum of Contemporary African Art, Africa’s largest museum, is scheduled to open on September 22.

ZetMOCAAThe Thomas Heatherwick-designed institution will bring thousands of visitors to the city’s V&A Waterfront district, it is hoped.

The structure itself is an architectural feat. Designer Heatherwick assembled the building’s more than 80 exhibition spaces around an atrium carved in the shape of a single grain. This is a reference to venue’s former life as a grain silo structure. The majority of the museum’s collection is on long-term loan from Jochen Zeitz, the former CEO of Puma.

Art Net News shared a collection of images from the collection.

The Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (Zeit MOCAA) is a public not-for-profit contemporary art museum.

It collects, preserves, researches, and exhibits twenty-first century art from Africa and its Diaspora.

As well as this, the centre also hosts international exhibitions; develops supporting educational and enrichment programmes; and encourages intercultural understanding.

Image courtesy of Zeit MOCAA

See Inside the New Zeitz Museum of Contemporary African Art, Said to Be Africa’s Largest Museum

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Michael Mander

I am a journalist from Essex, England. I enjoy travelling, and love exploring attractions around the world. I graduated from Lancaster University in 2018. Twitter @michael_mander.

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