Winelands: Private tour of the Parliamentary artwork collection (II)

When:
September 16, 2017 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm
2017-09-16T14:00:00+02:00
2017-09-16T16:30:00+02:00
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Yvonne Steyn
Winelands: Private tour of the Parliamentary artwork collection (II)

 

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.