CT to get its own mega museum

Every great city has a great museum, and Cape Town will soon be home to a nine-storey cultural mecca that will compete with other world-renowned art galleries.

The Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (Zeitz MOCAA) is pegged to be the biggest of its kind on the continent.

Inaugural chief curator, Mark Coetzee explains that the Zeitz MOCAA will house 80 galleries, six institutions, five cinemas, four stages and an educational centre.

The museum hopes to represent the richness and diversity of the continent's cultures, languages, ideologies and religious beliefs, says Coetzee.

The museum is committed to being the most representative museum of contemporary culture for Africa, and its diaspora.

Mark Coetzee, Executive Director and the inaugural Chief Curator of Zeitz MOCAA

A team of curators have been travelling across Africa for the past five years, meeting with artists and collectors, to source the best artifacts and objects.

This is a museum for Africa, about Africa, written by Africans.

Mark Coetzee, Executive Director and the inaugural Chief Curator of Zeitz MOCAA

The Zeitz MOCAA will officially open its doors in September 2017, and help challenge people's understanding of what African art is.

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