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.
Our exclusive, behind-the-scenes tour in August of this little-known rare art collection, not available to the general public, was fully-subscribed, so we were delighted when the head of the Parliamentary Artwork Collection, Lila Komnick, agreed to a second tour to accommodate those who missed out in August.
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.