Cape Town (20 August 2017) – The largest museum of contemporary art in Africa in more than 100 years will open its doors free of charge to the public during its Grand Opening on Heritage Weekend this year!
Entrance to the museum will be free from Friday 22 September to Monday 25 September as a celebration of the momentous occasion.
However, to avoid overcrowding, visitors will still be required to present a ticket for entry to the museum. Tickets will be avaialble––at no cost––from Webtickets from 1 September, and at the door during Heritage Weekend.
Date Friday 22 September to Monday 25 September
Time 10 am to 6 pm
Venue Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (Zeitz MOCAA), Silo District, S Arm Road, V&A Waterfront
Cost Tickets available at no cost from webtickets.co.za or at the door
Contact V&A Information Centre on 021 408 7600 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Issued by Corporate Image on behalf of:
Launch Director of Communications, Zeitz MOCAA
NOTES TO THE EDITOR
About Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (Zeitz MOCAA)
Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (Zeitz MOCAA) is a public not-for-profit contemporary art museum that collects, preserves, researches and exhibits 21st-century art from Africa and its Diaspora; hosts international exhibitions; develops supporting educational and enrichment programmes; encourages intercultural understanding; and guarantees access for all.
It is the first major museum in Africa dedicated to contemporary art and was established in 2013 through a partnership between the V&A Waterfront led by CEO David Green––acting on behalf of Growthpoint Properties Limited and the Government Employees Pension Fund, represented by the Public Investment Corporation Limited (PIC)––and collector Jochen Zeitz.
The building was reimagined through a design by the acclaimed London-based Heatherwick Studio and the museum will open in the transformed heritage-listed grain silo complex at the Silo District, V&A Waterfront. Mark Coetzee serves as the Executive Director and Chief Curator.
The Zeitz MOCAA board consists of David Green and Jochen Zeitz (Co-chairs), Isaac Julien and Wangechi Mutu (Artist Board Members), Suzanne Ackerman, Jody Allen, Jonathan Bloch, Kate Garwood, Pulane Kingston, Gasant Orrie, Albie Sachs, Anton Taljaard, Roger Ross Williams and Mark Coetzee (Ex Officio).