Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum

As today is National Heritage Day here in South Africa, I want to feature the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum which is situated at the entrance to St Georges Park. The museum was opened in 1956 and was formerly known as the King George VI Art Gallery. The collections are housed in two buildings flanking the entrance to the park and consist of South African art (particularly that of the Eastern Cape), British art, international printmaking and Oriental art (including Indian miniatures and Chinese textiles).
Limited exhibition space requires the museum to constantly rotate it’s Permanent Collection which is also supplemented by an active programme of temporary exhibitions. As the facility is a museum and not a gallery, visitors can’t buy art at the museum.

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  1. Gaelyn

    A very neat looking building. I'll bet it is very interesting to visit.Happy National Heritage Day!

  2. Zane

    Looks like it has a new coat of paint – decent colours for a change! Not too drab!