Winelands: Private tour of the Parliamentary artwork collection (I) ** FULLY SUBSCRIBED **

When:
August 19, 2017 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm
2017-08-19T14:00:00+02:00
2017-08-19T16:30:00+02:00
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Yvonne Steyn
Winelands: Private tour of the Parliamentary artwork collection (I) ** FULLY SUBSCRIBED **

** FULLY SUBSCRIBED **

Please note that this excursion is fully subscribed.

It’s been well over a year since Winelands treated its members to a private tour of the Parliamentary artwork collection and since then our numbers have tripled, with well over two-thirds of our members not having been around at the time to enjoy the excursion.

Consequently, we’re delighted to be able to offer another opportunity to view the art and heritage of our Parliament in Cape Town.

Parliament is the custodian of more than 5 000 pieces of heritage art, worth almost R 50 million. Only 300 pieces are still in plain sight – former speaker Frene Ginwala decided to remove most of the art amid controversy in 1996. The remainder is stored in an access- and climate-controlled environment.

Activists at the time argued that the new democratic government was attempting to censor Afrikaner, colonial and apartheid history.

Join us for an exclusive, behind the scenes tour of little-known rare art not available to the general public, with the head of the Parliamentary Artwork Collection, Lila Komnick.

Note that numbers are limited and that you will be required to provide a copy of your ID prior to the event.

Further information and booking with the Winelands Secretary.

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