Registry

The registry contains information about a wide range of South African archival and memory institutions and organisations, and international collections that hold material related to Southern Africa.

Sorted by Date / Title

Voortrekker Monument and Heritage Foundation (Voortrekkermonument en Erfenisstigting)

The Heritage Foundation (Non-Profit Company) was founded in 2002 with the purpose of looking after endangered heritage objects, specifically those that the Afrikaans speaking people of the population consider of value.

The Heritage Foundation raised ±R13.8 million towards the construction of the Heritage Centre on the grounds of the Voortrekker Monument Heritage Site, and also raised nearly R2.5 million for the Research Trust, to be awarded for relevant research.

Swaziland National Museum

The Swaziland National Museum, located in the Royal Area adjacent to the houses of parliament was built in 1972, and is run by the Swaziland National Trust Commission. The museum located in Lobamba is dedicated to King Sobhuza II who led Swaziland to independence in 1968, and is well known by many in Swaziland, and provides an interesting and insightful introduction to the origins and history, culture, lifestyles and traditional attire of the Swazi nation.

 

East Griqualand Museum: Kokstad

The East Griqualand Museum in Kokstad is housed in the town’s former library, built in 1907. Displays cover the history of all the communities of the area between the Umtata and the Umzimkulu rivers, known as East Griqualand.

 

MOTH Warriors' Gate Museum of Military

The Warriors Gate MOTH Museum of Militaria was started by World War 1 veterans and is now the international headquarters of the MOTH’S organisation. The museum houses a superb collection of medals, badges, battlefield relics, uniforms and other items.

There is also a strong focus on South Africa’s involvement during both World Wars. Tours of the museum are available.

Vukani Zulu Cultural Museum

The Vukani Zulu Cultural Museum was created in 1991, using the personal collection of rev Kjell Lofroth and Mrs Bertha Lofroth as its core. Rev and Mrs Lofroth with their friend, Baba Elliot Dludla, were the driving force behind the Vukani Association, which almost single-handedly created a new market for the crafters of Zululand.

 

Forum for School Museums and Archives (KwaZulu-Natal)

The Forum for School Museums and Archives was started in 2010. It meets once a term to discuss matters of mutual concern. Regular training workshops are held. At present there are 11 members.

Mtonjaneni Zulu Historical Museum

The Mtonjaneni Zulu Historical Museum is situated between Melmoth and Ulundi, 1km off the R34 at Mtonjaneni Lodge above the Dingaan’s Perennial Spring overlooking the Valley of the Kings.

Mtonjaneni Zulu Historical Museum houses the Thembani Collection with artifacts dated from early 1800. This is the biggest collection of Anglo-Zulu war artifacts in South Africa. The museum has artifacts from the following battlefields; Isandlwana, Rorke’s Drift, Intombi Drift, Hlobane, Khambula, Ulundi, Gingindlovu, Africana, Zulu culture as well as Zulu Memorabilia.

 

Macrorie House Museum (Pietermartizburg)

Macrorie House was built about 1860 and in 1867 was described as “the finest and best built family house in the city”. In 1870 it was rented by the new “Bishop of Maritzburg”, William Kenneth Macrorie. They soon bought it and named it “South Hill” and enlarged and improved it in the 25 years they owned it.

 

Mpophomeni Community Eco-museum

The Mpophomeni Community Eco-museum is one of the true examples of community based project driven by its own people. Since its inception collaboration with key partners such as KZN Museum Services, SAMA, uMngeni Municipality and others is gaining momentum.

Baynesfield Museum

The Baynesfield Museum is situated on the Baynesfield Estate midway between Pietermaritzburg and Richmond in KwaZulu-Natal. The Estate was left in trust for the benefit of all South Africans by Joseph Baynes when he died without heirs in 1925.

Baynes was a progressive farmer and the museums celebrate his foresight and his achievements.

Hermannsburg Museum

Hermannsburg lies between Greytown and Kranskop on the R74. It is situated in an extremely picturesque area of mountains, valleys and next to the Hlimbitwa River.

Hermannsburg became the base, where the Lutheran missionaries, sent out from Germany by Pastor Louis Harms, learnt the Zulu language before they departed for the appointed mission stations.

Comrades Marathon Museum

The Comrades Marathon Museum is a magnificent old Victorian dwelling which was restored to its full original splendour under the architectural guidance of Comrades Marathon runner and former Springbok rugby captain Wynand Claasen.

Fort Nottingham Museum

Fort Nottingham Museum covers aspects of early settlers in the Natal Midlands (1856 era) - the imperial forces who built and garrison. The fort and the San Bushmen of the Drakensberg. Guided tours of the fort and exhibits are given to all visitors. Open Thursday to Sunday and public holidays 10am to 5pm. Admission free.

The Auschwitz Album

The Auschwitz Album is the only surviving visual evidence of the process leading to the mass murder at Auschwitz-Birkenau. It is a unique document and was donated to Yad Vashem by Lilly Jacob-Zelmanovic Meier.

Gately House

Gately House is a Town House unique in South Africa in that virtually all that is displayed was acquired by the original owners over the years. It was built by Mr. John Gately in 1876 and was lived in by his family until the death of his last surviving child, Margaret, in 1966

Fractal: Contemporary Arts Forum

Fractal is an ad hoc committee of the Friends of Oliewenhuis Art Museum, consisting of 3 – 10 executive members. It originated as a result of younger artists finding it increasingly difficult to make a living from the arts. The idea developed to try to promote the arts among the young people of Bloemfontein, and to involve them in productions, workshops and exhibitions.

One of our aims is to educate the general public and thus awake in them the desire to preserve our national art museums. A love among the people for art is an investment for art in the future. In the process members are also gained for the Friends of Oliewenhuis Art Museum.

Ithuba Arts Fund

The Ithuba Arts Fund launches upcoming artists into the professional world of visual arts. It provides an opportunity for new faces and new work in Johannesburg to be supported, developed, promoted and finally showcased in a group exhibition with Ithuba providing financial, marketing and logistical support. Artists are selected based on a call for submissions each year.

In 2012, Ithuba opened a new gallery at 100 Juta Str in Braamfontein, where work by past, current and future Ithuba artists is shown. The space hopes to be an accessible resource for emerging artists in the city.

Artspace Johannesburg

Artspace Johannesburg was established in 2001 by Teresa Lizamore. It is located in Rosebank, Johannesburg on the gallery “art strip” on Jan Smuts Avenue. Since it opened its doors, Artspace’s objective has been to service the growing market of buyers who have begun to invest in South African art. Artspace shows and promotes the work of both emerging and established South African artists, and runs a mentoring programme pairing young and upcoming artists with more established artists.

Ncome Museum

The Ncome-Blood River Heritage Site is probably one of the most unique battlefields in South Africa. The site witnessed a major battle between the Voortrekkers and Amazulu on 16 December 1838, and was named after the nearby river known as ‘Ncome’ in isiZulu and ‘Bloedrivier’ in Afrikaans.

Voortrekker Museum / Msunduzi Museum

The nucleus of the Voortrekker Museum / Msunduzi Museum was established in 1912 in the Church of the Vow which had been built in 1840 to fulfill the vow the Voortrekkers had made to God before the Battle of Blood River, or Ncome, that, if he would grant them victory, they would build a Church in his honour.

The museum houses many Voortrekker relics including a water bottle and Bible, which belonged to Piet Retief and were found at KwaMatiwane, where he and his party had been killed on the orders of King Dingane.

Barberton Museum

Barberton was established in 1884 when Fred and Henry Barber and their cousin, Fred, discovered gold here. On 24 July 1884 the Gold Commissioner, David Wilson, christened the reef with a bottle of gin, champagne not being available, and named the place Barberton. Prospectors and fortune seekers flocked to Barberton. The town only flourished for a brief period until gold was discovered on the Witwatersrand and only the larger mines continued operating.

Parys Museum

The Parys Museum houses hundreds of historic photos, documents and exhibits revealing the early days in Parys. Our building is also an attraction. It was erected in 1904 and built in the architectural style of the short ‘Orange River Colony’ period. Previous Tenants have included the Council, Barclays Bank, the Oranje Vroue Vereniging and the Municipal Clinic and Health Department.

Restoration of the building began in 1981 and was completed in 1982. The Museum opened in March 1983 and the building was declared a National Monument in May 1986.

The Museum was closed for a period of time but was reopened in 2010 after a dramatic effort by the local community led by the new curator Iris Andrew. Individuals and businesses contributed generously to the cause.

The museum can be visited from Monday to Friday between 09h00 and 16h00 and Saturdays from 09h00 to 13h00.

West Coast Fossil Park

The fossil site of Langebaanweg is located in the West Coast Fossil Park, approximately 150 km north of Cape Town (a 11/2 hour drive), and is world-renowned for its exceptionally well-preserved fossil faunal remains that date to the terminal Miocene/early Pliocene (circa 5.2 million years ago).

The Owl House

In the remote Karoo village of Nieu Bethesda is a fascinating world of concrete sculpture, fantastic figures and mythical beasts set around a house decorated with luminous paint and multicoloured panes of glass. This is the Owl House, created by the reclusive Helen Martins and her labourer Koos Malgas in the 1940s and now regarded as a masterpiece of visionary art.

Kitching Fossil Exploration Centre

The Kitching Fossil Exploration Centre depicts the setting in the area around Nieu Bethesda 253 million years ago during the Permian Period. The centre showcases the fossils found both in Nieu Bethesda and in other places in South Africa. The fossils date to a time 50 million years before the age of dinosaurs when the continents were merged in a supercontinent called Pangea.

Nelson Mandela Museum, Mthatha

Ten years to the day after his release on 11 February 1990, the Nelson Mandela Museum opened its doors. Nelson Mandela insisted it was not just to be a static collection and tribute to him, but a living memorial to his values and vision. It was to inspire and enrich all who visit it, serve as a catalyst for development and should share the heritage resources linked to him.

The Department of Arts and Culture took his words to heart and pledged funding for the Nelson Mandela Museum as part of its series of national legacy projects that honour South Africa’s liberation heroes.

P.W Vorster Museum, Middelburg

The P.W Vorster Museum in Middelburg is housed in the building which was built in 1827. It was renovated in 1887 ,and a gable was added to the building’s exterior. Inside the museum, an interesting and informative collection of old photographs and information about the founder families are exhibited. Relics from the military era shed light on the time when the peace keeping force was stationed here.

Botshabelo Historical Village and Game Reserve

The Botshabelo Historical Village and Game Reserve is an open-air museum that preserves the customs and the various art forms traditionally practised by the Ndebele, particularly their women, including beadwork, murals and the embroidering of blankets.

Middelburg Cultural Historical Museum

The Middelburg Cultural Historical Museum displays the history of Middelburg and the surrounding areas. The museum is 25 years old and housed in an old school building partially build out of stone. It houses an internationally renowned collection of San artefacts.

Matatiele Museum

The Matatiele Museum was established relatively recently in 1993, after the town’s historical society stopped functioning, and donated their collection of artefacts and historical items to the museum. The old sandstone building in which the Matatiele Museum is housed, was originally built as a Dutch Reformed Church, but was later used as a garage, an auction room, and a telephone exchange. The old building which stands in Matatiele’s High Street, has since been declared as a national monument, as well as a provincial heritage site.

 

Lady Grey Museum

The Lady Grey Museum is situated in a Victorian building which housed the Poor School between 1898 and 1914. Its exhibits focus on celebrities such as Athol Fugard and Tiro Vorster who have roots in the Middelburg.

Jeffrey's Bay Shell Museum

Jeffreys Bay has always been associated with its beautiful & rich variety of shells. The Jeffrey’s Bay Shell Museum has thus become world renowned & is visited by shell fanatics from all over.

Sid Fourie Historical Museum

The Sid Fourie Historical Museum also known as Jansenville’s Museum and houses a number of collections that offer a peak into the lifestyles of the past as well as the area itself.

Humansdorp Museum

The Humansdorp Museum a cultural history museum, focuses on the growth and development of Humansdorp through its display of farming implements, bottles, shells, clothing and crockery. It also features a restored water mill.

Wellwood Fossil Museum

The fossil collection(s) at the Wellwood Fossil Museum is a treasure trove of creatures long forgotten 200+ Million years ago. a rich source of information of our prehistoric past that is still used by many universities here and overseas.

Hester Rupert Art Museum

The Hester Rupert Art Museum is located in Church Street, Graaff-Reinet, is housed in the fifth oldest church building in South Africa.  It was built and consecrated as a Dutch Reformed Mission Church in 1821, 35 years after the founding of the village of Graaff-Reinet in 1786.  It is also one of the three remaining Dutch Reformed Church buildings built on the traditional cruciform plan.

The building was saved from demolition in 1965 when it became known that a petroleum company was negotiating for its purchase to erect a filling station of the site.  When Dr Anton Rupert, a son of Graaff-Reinet and Chairman of the Rembrandt Group of companies, heard about this he immediately entered into negotiations with the petroleum company who, fortunately, realised that to destroy the building would be a grave error.

Buffalo Volunteer Rifles (BVR) Military Museum

The Buffalo Volunteer Rifles (BVR) Military Museum is located in East London. The museum is the city’s hidden gem; unknown to many yet containing a treasure trove of history. The museum serves as a depository of war history that is preserved for future generations.

Calgary Transport Museum

The Calgary Transport Museum, a satellite of the East London Museum, features a collection of carts, wagons and handcarts from the Border region, acquired and restored by the late Robin Wells. Also on show are a gypsy caravan, a tack room and a wheelwright’s workshop and forge.

Despatch Museum

The Despatch Museum, located in Church Street in Despatch, was brought about as part of a long term vision of the “Friends of Despatch”.

Anderson Museum, Dortrecht

Established in 1984, the Anderson Museum features a turn of the century house and a variety of other antique exhibits on local genealogy, agricultural implements and the Bert Wodehouse Gallery—a photographic display of San (Bushman) rock art.

An Anglo-Boer War exhibit depicting the incursion of Jan Smuts into the Cape Colony is also on display.

Schreiner House

The Schreiner House is one of Cradock’s most interesting and old buildings. It was home to the world-renowned author Olive Schreiner between 1868 and 1870.

In the museum there is a display of Schreiner’s personal library, pictorial exhibitions of her life and copies of all the books she wrote. There is also a wide variety of books available for sale, including Schreiner’s most celebrated work, The Story of an African Farm.

Great Fish River Museum

The Great Fish River Museum, housed in the old Dutch Reformed Church parsonage, a national monument dating back to 1849, gives a picture of the way of life of pioneer settlers in the Eastern Cape in 1806 through furniture, ceramics and photographs.

C.M Van Coller Museum

The C.M Van Coller Museum is in a turn-of-the-century shop and features early 19th century household items from the Cathcart district.

Burgersdorp Cultural Historical Museum

The Burgersdorp Cultural Historical Museum comprises of an old parsonage, two typical Karoo houses, the first theological school and lean-tos in which old wagons and farm implements are displayed.

Bathurst Argicultural Museum

The Bathurst Argicultural Museum comprise engines, tractors, wagons, buggies, agricultural machinery and tools, some dating back to British settlers.

Barkley East Museum

The Barkley East Museum offers fascinating displays telling a story about the history of Barkly East, how it originated and artifacts and items found in the area giving you an insight into how people lived and survived in the area.

Kerkplein Museum, Aliwal North

The Kerkplein Museum in Aliwal North is a component of the Aliwal North Museum Complex, covering local history, with exhibits and colletion featuring many different themes - it has a street scene depicting shops, a church and the De Wet and Henning houses as they were in the past. It also has a photo exhibition of the Boer War.

Aliwal North Museum

The Aliwal North Museum is bursting with a wealth of knowledge and interesting things to see and learn. It is made up of two buildings, 1) the old library dating back to 1876 and 2) the Old Dutch Reformed Church dating back to 1864.

Brimming with culture and history about this little town, you will be able to find historical newspaper collections, photographs, objects and items used during these times and interior displays of street scenes with houses and shops as well as an outside display of old farming methods.

F.S Malan Museum, Alice

The F.S Malan Museum, at the University of Fort Hare, features collections of beadwork, wooden sculptures and costumes.

De Beers Centenary Art Gallery, University of Fort Hare

The De Beers Centenary Art Gallery is housed at the University of Fort Hare, the oldest black university in the country, founded in 1916. The De Beers Centenary Gallery houses a substantial collection of black South African art acquired over an extended period.

Within the campus of University of Fort Hare, the excellent De Beers Centenary Art Gallery has some very important work by contemporary South African artists, plus archive material on Steve Biko, Black Consciousness and the African National Congress.

Ons Erfenis Museum, Adelaide

The Ons Erfenis Museum in Adelaide in the Eastern Cape, is a period house museum whose highlights are a ceramics collection (Wedgewood, Dresden and Staffordshire), yellowwood and stinkwood furniture, silverware, glassware and jewellery.

Iziko William Fehr Collection at the Castle of Good Hope

Fine and interesting examples of paintings and decorative arts of special relevance to the Cape are to be found in the William Fehr Collection. Contained in the collection is a wealth of historical information concerning the peoples and landscapes of early colonial South Africa. It is one of the most important public collections of artefacts of the period.

Iziko Bertram House

Bertram House, situated at the top of Government Avenue in the centre of Cape Town, reopened its doors to the public on 9 December 2010 after extensive renovations. This house is the only remaining example of the English Georgian-style red brick houses that were once common in Cape Town. It was built c. 1839 by the English immigrant and notary, John Barker, who named it in memory of his first wife, Ann Bertram Findlay.

Iziko South African National Gallery

The South African National Gallery is the national art gallery of South Africa located in Cape Town. Its collection consists largely of Dutch, French and British works from the 17th to the 19th century. This includes lithographs, etchings and some early 20th-century British paintings. Contemporary art work displayed in the gallery is selected from many of South Africa’s communities and the gallery houses an authoritative collection of sculpture and beadwork.

Iziko South African Museum

The South African Museum houses more than one and a half million specimens of scientific importance. The collections now range from fossils almost 700-million years old to insects and fish caught last week. There are also stone tools made by people 120 000 years ago, traditional clothes from the last century, and T-shirts printed yesterday.

Iziko Social History Centre

n May 2010 National Mutual Building on Church Square, was handed back to Iziko following a significant renovation and extension programme. The event also marked the renaming of the building as the Iziko Social History Centre.

Iziko Slave Lodge

The Slave Lodge is one of the oldest buildings in Cape Town. The many names of the building over three centuries – Slave Lodge, Government Offices Building, Old Supreme Court, and SA Cultural History Museum – reflect the long and rich history of the building.

Iziko SAS Somerset

The SAS Somerset is permanently moored for public viewing in the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront in Table Bay Harbour, Cape Town.

NOTE: This museum is not currently open to the public.

Iziko Rust en Vreugd

Rust en Vreugd was built as a home for Willem Cornelis Boers, a high-ranking official of the VOC (Dutch East India Company) known as a fiscal, around 1777–1778.

Iziko Cape Town Planetarium

The Cape Town Planetarium which is housed in the South African Museum building in Cape Town, is a celestial theatre in the round, utilising the complex Minolta star machine and multiple projectors to transport the audience through the wonders of the universe.

Iziko Michaelis Collection at the Old Town House

The Michaelis Collection is situated in the hub of Cape Town on Greenmarket Square, and is housed in the former City Hall (the Old Town House), which was built in 1755 in the Cape Rococo style.

Iziko Maritime Centre

The Iziko Maritime Centre features an overview of shipping in Cape Town, and the earliest existing model of Table Bay harbour, completed in 1885 by prisoners and warders of Breakwater Prison, forms part of the exhibitions.

Iziko Koopmans-De Wet House

The Koopmans-De Wet House-museum is furnished as a home for a well-to-do Cape family during the late 18th Century. It houses some of the best pieces of Cape furniture and silver in the country, in addition to a priceless collection of ceramics.

Iziko Groot Constantia: Manor House

The farm, Groot Constantia, dates back to 1685, when the land was granted to Simon van der Stel – thus making it one of the oldest wine farms in South Africa. Its Orientation Centre in the Jonkershuis complex uses panel, object and archaeological displays to give an overview of Groot Constantia from the past to present, including slavery on the estate.

Iziko Bo-Kaap Museum

The Bo-Kaap Museum was established in 1978 as a satellite of the SA Cultural History Museum. It was furnished as a house that depicts the lifestyle of a nineteenth-century Muslim family.

Village Museum, Stellenbosch

The Stellenbosch Village Museum currently comprises of four houses of historical interest and their gardens. Each of these beautiful homes represents a different period in the architectural development of Stellenbosch.

V.O.C Kruithuis

The V.O.C Kruithuis is unique in South Africa as it is the only remaining powder magazine in the country dating from the days of the Dutch East India Company (V.O.C) and it can almost be said to have become a symbol of this town’s rich and varied architectural heritage.

Josephine Mill Museum

The Josephine Mill Museum is the darling of the Cape Town Historical Society which was bequeathed the building by its heir, Myra East, in 1975.

At the time, the Mill was in a sad state of disrepair. Abandoned in the latter half of the 1930¡¯s, much of the building had lain exposed to the elements for decades. A few records hinting at its construction and workings during its illustrious years of operation ¨C between 1840 when it was built, and 1863 when its machinery fell silent ¨C inspired the society to attempt its renovation and reconstruction.

It took 13 years and generous donations to complete the restoration project, but by 1988 the fine iron waterwheel was turning once again supplying the surrounding community with freshly milled, stone ground flour, just as it had done, for so many years before.

Benoni Museum

The Benoni Museum is house in the old municipal health clinic on the corner of Elston Avenue and Rothsay Street. Opened in 1994 this museum displays an historical event which took place in 1922 - the Rand Revolt.

Hillwood Art Museum

The mission of Hillwood Art Museum is to consistently provide the public with an environment that encourages exploration of the visual arts. The Museum develops and presents exhibitions that reflect the diverse interests of the community, preserves, exhibits and expands the Collection, presents original research and provides free educational programming to the public.

Zululand Historical Museum

The Zululand Historical Museum in Eshowe is set in the picturesque Fort Nongqayi and has a number of Zulu cultural items and artifacts. Some of John Dunn`s furniture, and a replica of a beer mug given by queen Victoria to King Cetshwayo. It is a good Natural History display and serene picnic area and self-guided trails.

Vaal Teknorama Museum

The Vaal Teknorama Museum, officially opened in 1992, has two permanent exhibitions: 1) the Local Leaders Hall and 2) the Sedibeng Heritage Hall.

  Both of these reflect a comprehensive history of the Sedibeng area.  There is also a temporary exhibition hall which exhibits items from contemporary, local and ethnic artwork, to Anglo Boer War photos and the Sharpeville Massacre.

Lwandle Migrant Labour Museum

The Lwandle Migrant Labour Museum is 40 kilometres (30 miles) outside Cape Town. It is a memorial to the system of migrant labour, single sex hostels and the control of black workers through the identity document which controlled the lives of black South Africans under apartheid— the infamous pass book.

Cape Medical Museum

The Cape Medical Museum provides a captivating glimpse into the history of Western and traditional medicine in the Western Cape. The building in which the museum is housed was built in 1902. It was once the private residence of the Medical Superintendent of the now defunct City Hospital for Infectious Diseases.

South African Police Service Museum and Archives

The South African Police Service Museum and Archives was officially opened on September 23 1968.  Exhibitions are divided into those dealing with crime and another with cultural history.  The crime section includes notorious cases including that of Daisy De Melker, who poisoned her victims.  There is also a section on political crimes such as Steve Biko’s murder and the events at Sharpeville.  The evils of the drug trade and child abuse are depicted.  The cultural history section depicts the history of the police from 1913 onwards.

Graaff-Reinet Museum

The Graaff-Reinet Museum is the fifth largest Province-aided museum in the Eastern Cape with a floor space of almost 4000 m². It is a major tourist attraction within the Camdeboo area and one of the most important international tourist attractions within a 203km radius from Port Elizabeth.

Blank Projects

After operating as an independent project space for six years, Blank Projects made the transition to a commercial gallery in 2012.

Founded by Jonathan Garnham, and run by a small team passionate about promoting contemporary South African art, the Blank’s programme has always highlighted new practices by a broad range of young artists from South Africa and elsewhere.

Bailey Seippel Gallery

The Bailey Seippel Gallery is a photo gallery situated at Arts on Main in the heart of Johannesburg’s CBD. The gallery features unique archival photographs and material from Bailey’s African History Archives as well as contemporary African documentary photographers.

34FineArt

34FineArt features a variety of works in various media by established South African artists including William Kentridge, Norman Catherine, Noria Mabasa, Willie Bester, Esther Mahlangu, as well as a selection of new young talent such as Asha Zero, Matthew Hindley and Peter Eastman.

South African art is complemented by a selection of works by internationally acclaimed artists, including Marlene Dumas and Japanese artist Takashi Murakami.

artSPACE Durban (aSd)

artSPACE durban (aSd) offers a contemporary arts gallery adjacent to and in collaboration with dedicated artists’ studio spaces that offer tenancy to artists both local and foreign. artSPACE durban offers exhibition space, marketing, sales, promotion and venue hire facilities.

David Krut Projects

David Krut Projects is an arts, design and projects gallery space at 142 Jan Smuts Avenue, Parkwood, Johannesburg. It is one of four spaces in our organisation, the others being at the Arts on Main complex near downtown Johannesburg, Montebello Design Centre in Newlands, Cape Town, and Chelsea New York.

ErdmannContemporary

The Photographers Gallery za & ErdmannContemporary was launched by Heidi Erdmann in 2001 in Cape Town. to promote contemporary comic art. In addition to comic art the gallery also represents a small and select group of painters, sculptors, photographers and printmakers. Erdmann Contemporary has working relationships with several European based galleries.

Fried Contemporary

Fried Contemporary is housed in a converted residential property in Pretoria. The Gallery aims to promote young, upcoming and previously unrecognised artists working in a contemporary idiom, and showcases the work of a number of leading artists based in Pretoria. The gallery also runs a variety of art classes.

João Ferreira Gallery

The João Ferreira Gallery was established in Cape Town in 1998 by art dealer João Ferreira. The Gallery aims to cultivate critical appreciation and stimulating discussion around visual art by regularly hosting new shows of work by contemporary artists.

In Toto Gallery

In Toto Gallery features local and international, historical and contemporary works of art and is located in the suburb of Birdhaven. The Gallery’s name is taken from the Latin phrase meaning “In total - encompassing everything”.

Resolution Gallery

Resolution (Res) Gallery, founded by Ricardo Fornoni, Steven Goldblatt and Simone Fornoni, is an art gallery involved in promoting and selling digital media art, from limited edition prints to interactive installations, and mixed media artworks. Owner and curator of the gallery, Ricardo Fornoni, additionally operates his printing studio from the Res Gallery space.

Art Afrique

Art Afrique launched on 24 July 2008. The Gallery specialises in African and South African art - some already well known and featured in the finest private and corporate collections around the world - and some newly discovered.

Red Location Museum and Gallery

The Red Location Museum and Gallery was designed to promote art in the township in the ‘culturally alive’ New Brighton.

Museum of Design, Innovation, Leadership and Art (MoDILA)

The Museum of Design, Innovation, Leadership and Art (MoDILA)-project was established in response to the need for an international scale, continuous flagship cultural event space with an African focus and to locate Cape Town as a global hub for design and innovation and societal leadership studies.

Museum of African Design (MOAD)

MOAD (Museum of African Design) is a multi-disciplinary exhibition, event and performance space with a core objective of advancing problem solving ideas for Africa and beyond. MOAD was developed from a factory warehouse built in the 1920s.

The Museum features floor space of over 1500 square metres, with 15 metre high ceilings, ground floor retail space and an on site workshop space for artist and artisan collaborations.

Durban University of Technology Gallery

The Durban University of Technology Gallery is located on the Steve Biko Campus, above the university library. Since 1982 the gallery has collected current and historical art that includes ancient and modern artifacts.

Centurion Art Gallery

The Centurion Art Gallery aims to show a variety of art forms, reflecting the cultural diversity of South Africa. Promoting visual literacy, making the visual arts accessible to the layman. Exhibiting emerging talent, promoting particularly Tshwane artists.

Alf Khumalo Museum of Photography

The Alf Khumalo Museum of Photography displays and archives the photographic work of veteran photojournalist Alf Kumalo that spans over 5 decades documenting ordinary and extraordinary momemts in the country’s history.

Tatham Art Gallery

The Tatham Gallery has a colourful history spanning more than 100 years. Significant events include the Whitwell donation, the infamous dispersal during the 1960s and the restoration of and move to the Old Supreme Court building.

Cato Manor Heritage Centre

The Cato Manor Museum is an interactive museum which acts as a tribute to the spirit of defiance against the Durban System, which led to evictions, riots and dissent in the Cato Manor area for decades. The museum is a collection of photographs, artworks and other media that document the areas turbulent history.

Phansi Museum

The Phansi Museum was started in 2000 as a small private museum, and has since expanded to host one of the biggest and most spectacular collections of African arts and crafts in the world.

Port Natal Maritime Museum

The Port Natal Maritime Museum offers an insight into the influence of maritime culture on local life whilst also reflecting on the rigors and romance of lives lived at sea.

Amazing voyages, dramatic tales and old yet inspiring collections form the basis of an unforgettable experience with attractions including the multi-ton floating vessels. These exhibits are the steam tug “JR More” as well as the minesweeper “SAS Durban” and together with other exhibits like the “Ulundi” and “NCS Challenger” offer families and tour groups hours of exploration, fun and education.

Old Court House Museum

Once a Court House and now a Museum, the Old Court House Museum, is the oldest public building in the central business district and was loop-holed during the Anglo-Zulu War of 1879. It bore witness to both the South African Wars and the Bhambatha Uprising.

Old House Museum

The site of the Old House Museum in Diakonia Street was donated to the city by George Churton Collins, built by the Town Council and opened in 1954. The museum features a recreation of the home of one of Durban’s most prominent families, the Robinsons. Sir John Robinson was Natal’s first Prime Minister, and also owned the Natal Mercury, Durban’s daily morning paper.

Bergtheil Museum

The Bertheil Museum is named after Jonas Bergtheil, and the museum is situated in the leafy suburb of Westville almost midway between Durban and Pinetown. Much of the museum is housed in Westville’s oldest building (c.1840) featuring massive stone walls and hand-hewn timber floorboards. Park like surrounds add an atmosphere of tranquility.

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