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The Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum is a municipal art museum situated in the heart of Nelson Mandela Bay in St George’s Park. The NMM Art Museum is a dynamic regional Museum that reflects the history and character of art, craft and design produced in the Eastern Cape and its relationship to national and international trends.To visit Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum on your holiday in Port Elizabeth, and find out what else Port Elizabeth has to offer, use our Port Elizabeth trip planner .
It is home to a comprehensive collection of South African art and craft and specializes in the art of the Eastern Cape Province.
The Mission Statement of the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum is to collect, preserve and exhibit and foster the understanding and enjoyment of works of art at the highest possible museum and scholarly standards.
The vision for the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum is for the Art Museum to be a place that the citizens of Nelson Mandela Bay value and take pride in and that will promote our city nationally and internationally. We want our collections to be universally accessible and to provide a source of inspiration that will make a positive difference to people’s lives.
What is our purpose?
We acquire and conserve permanent collections.
What do we collect?
Art of the Eastern Cape, South African Art, Contemporary art, International printmaking, British Art, Oriental Art.
What do we do?
We maintain the collections.
We serve the public by making the collections accessible.
We provide support for research.
We market the Museums functions and services.
Most exhibitions on show are from our Permanent Collection which consists of South African art, British art, Oriental art and International printmaking. Due to limited space our 3 exhibition halls are re-hung throughout the year. The Exhibitions Curator will identify a theme for the Exhibition and then relevant artworks are selected from our permanent collection. We also host travelling exhibitions or temporary / special exhibitions.
We provide an excellent range of services for schools and community groups including guided tours, school workshops, holiday workshops and outreach programmes. For programme details and bookings, please phone us. Booking is essential and works on a first come first serve basis.
Better understand and appreciate the Museum’s collections through a diverse range of exhibitions and programmes, including fun, interactive activities for the entire family.
Our Reference Library and Archives can be used by the public by appointment on weekdays. Conservation Studio and Research staff can assist with enquiries made by post, fax, email or phone. All consultations are by appointment only.
Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum Reviews
Quite a few really good exhibits in here showing great local art, photography, fashion as well as older pieces. If you only see one gallery in PE, this should be the one. more »
I had hoped for a display of Dutch renaissance paintings but was disappointed. However there was an interesting display of African designs and clothing. Good for half an hour but no more more »
Small but beautiful. There are some incredible pieces to view in the art gallery. Entry is free
Was interesting. Wish their was more to observe
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