AMAZING NEW ART MUSEUM OPENS IN CAPE TOWN AT THE V&A WATERFRONT
As THE EDITOR OF TO Build magazine, I was one of an elite group of magazine editors and international journalists to be invited to cover the developers’ gala evening, the official press launch and the grand opening ceremony and ribbon cutting a week later.
With the opening of the Zeitz MOCAA (Museum of Contemporary Art Africa) in the second half of September, South Africa entered the super league of countries that host contemporary art collections from across a continent and its diaspora globally, all protected by Category A climate control inside its 90 galleries. The technology has been endorsed by the International Council of Museums (ICOM) and is used in internationally renowned galleries such as Pompidou Metz, Pulitzer and Paul Klee.
After four years of repurposing and construction, the V&A Waterfront’s R500-million project to transform the historic grain silo into the world’s largest museum dedicated to contemporary art from Africa and its diaspora has reached completion, culminating in the official public opening of the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (Zeitz MOCAA) on 22 September.
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