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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

GPS: Lat 25° 44′ 53.63” S / Long 28° 12′ 45.20” E


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

Visiting Hours and Admission Fees:
All sanitising  protocols are in place.
Tuesday to Sunday: 10:00 to 17:00
Closed on Mondays and Public Holidays
Admission: Wednesday: Adults: R 25,00 Pensioners: R12,00 Learners: R 7,00 R2,00 for all visitors
Due to COVID-19 regulations, no guided tours are available until further notice
Contact Details:
Telephone Number:   012 358 6750
International telephone number:   +27 (0)12 358 6750
Physical address: Pretoria Art Museum Cnr Franscis Baard and Wessels Str Arcadia Park Arcadia Pretoria Republic of South Africa Postal address: PO Box 40925 Arcadia 0007 Pretoria Republic of South Africa
E-Mail address: art.museum@tshwane.gov.za
Functional Head: Dirk Oegema
Curator: Artworks on Paper, Sculpture: Gerda Guldemond
Curator: Paintings, Ceramics, Textiles; Media Relations Hannelie du Plessis
Museum Technologist: Jimmy Baloyi
Education Officer: Mmutle Arthur Kgokong
Administrative Officer:
Museum Workers: Patric Talane Dina Sithole
Custodians: George Chauke Dawood KhanPhilemon 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. Please contact Mmutle Arthur Kgokong at 012 358 6750 or arthurk@tshwane.gov.za.
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