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Standard Bank Wealth and Investment provides support to major museum devoted to celebrating Africa’s rich history in art and culture
15 September 2017
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Cape Town, 15 September 2017- Since the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (Zeitz MOCAA) was founded in 2013, the historic Grain Silo Complex has been redesigned and redeveloped to accommodate the world’s biggest contemporary art museum exclusively devoted to African art.

Committed to driving growth across the African continent, Standard Bank Wealth and Investment is sponsoring the Founders Dinner for the Zeitz MOCAA Professional and Patrons Preview, taking place this evening.

Located at Cape Town’s V&A Waterfront - Cape Town’s cultural hub - Zeitz MOCAA spans nine floors and boasts 100 galleries, including a rooftop sculpture garden.

"For years our clients have shown a key interest in the creative arts in its many forms, and this partnership with Zeitz MOCAA allows us not only to celebrate our cultural heritage and the African artists who are making a name for themselves on the global stage, but also to contribute to shaping Africa’s future generation of leaders” says Christopher Browne, Global Head of Wealth and Investment at Standard Bank.

In addition to exhibiting an extensive art collection from some of Africa’s most talented artists, Zeitz MOCAA has sought to create a contemporary art museum that is easily accessible to South Africans and continental visitors. The Museum’s ‘Access for All’ programme will ensure that no one is ever turned away from the Museum due to the inability to afford admission.

“With Standard Bank Wealth and Investment’s on-the-ground presence in South Africa, Kenya, Nigeria, Ghana and Mauritius, nothing makes us prouder than being in the position to provide a platform whereby creative African talent from across the continent can be accessed, elevated and preserved. Our footprint, which includes offices in Jersey and London, combined with Standard Bank Group’s 154-year history, strengthens our ability to support the creative wealth ambitions of individuals and families across the continent,” says Browne.

A free admission policy to all individuals under the age of 18 and free entry to citizens of African countries on Wednesdays aligns with the museum’s Access for All policy, while dedicated education programmes are planned to give back to Africa by enriching, inspiring and bringing art and culture to school children.

For further details, visit https://www.zeitzmocaa.museum/

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