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


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


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

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. It opened to the public on 22 September 2017.

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)

The early photographs are of the Grain Silos being built in 1921.

See also the Zeitz MOCAA website.