Share this record

Contact Artefacts
please if you have any comments or more information regarding this record.

Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa - MOCAA
Cape Town, Western Cape

HEATHERWICK STUDIO: Architect

Date:1921 : 2011
Type:Art Gallery
Status:Adaptive re-use

 


Click to view large map

Coordinates:
33°54'30.18" S 18°25'22.73" E Alt: 31m

See more photographs

The Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa is the largest art museum in Africa, and the largest museum in the world showcasing the art of Africa and its diaspora.

The museum is housed in an important historical landmark—the old grain silo at the V&A Waterfront. The silos were built in 1921, and for the better part of a century, they were the industrial heart of the harbour area. They were also the tallest buildings in Africa for a long time. The original structure was comprised of 56 storage silos and an adjacent elevator building, and was made a heritage site.

(Love Cape Town, accessed 2019 03 29)

See also the Zeitz MOCAA website.