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Pretoria Art Museum

The Pretoria Art Museum

The Pretoria Art Museum came into being to house the Municipality’s growing art collection, which had been built up since the early 1930s. The Pretoria Art Museum was officially opened in 1964. As other South African art museums had already assembled examples of European art, it was decided to concentrate on establishing a representative collection of South African art. The Pretoria Art Museum has since been giving more attention to contemporary developments in Southern African art. The Pretoria Art Museums’ vision is to establish and conserve a representative, high-quality permanent collection of South African art, past and present, reflecting all genres, art mediums, art movements, influences and leading figures, supplemented by traditional South African craftwork.

Address:       Cnr Francis Baard and Wessels Street, Arcadia Park, Arcadia


Hours:           Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00 to 17:00
                       Closed on Mondays and public holidays


Admission: Adults: R25,00
                    Pensioners and students: R12,00
                    Learners: R7,00
                    Wednesdays: R2,00 for all visitors

Tel:                 012 358 6750

Email:            art.museum@tshwane.gov.za

Functional Head: Dirk Oegema
Curator and Media Relations Hannelie du Plessis
Museum Technologist: Jimmy Baloyi
Education Officer: Mmutle Arthur Kgokong
Administrative Officer: Maggie Senyane
Museum Workers: Patric Talane Dina Sithole
Custodians: George Chauke Philemon Ramoadi
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Information Centre: The Information Centre is an invaluable source of information for people interested in, or researching the visual arts. Educators, students, learners and members of the public may use the vast collection of art reference books. Newspaper clippings on Southern African artists and art make the Pretoria Art Museum’s Information Centre unique. Visit is by by appointment only.
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