New contemporary art museum to open in Cape Town

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Cape Town’s V&A Waterfront will play host to a new museum of contemporary art, due to open on 22 September.

The Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa is touted as a significant museum of contemporary art in Africa, and the largest art museum built in Africa in more than 100 years.

The Museum, a partnership between the V&A Waterfront and Jochen Zeitz, is the first major museum in Africa dedicated to contemporary art from Africa and its Diaspora. The museum will house Centres for Costume Institute, Photography, Curatorial Excellence, the Moving Image, Performative Practice, and Art Education.

In addition to the different Centres, the museum will also feature a myriad of gallery spaces, a sculpture garden, bookshop, restaurant, technical training areas, research labs, reading rooms etc.

Housed in the historic Grain Silo, this contemporary art museum will be free to visit until 25 September.