Why Collect? New Acquisitions made by the Iziko Art Department, 2005–2006

  • Location: South African National Gallery
  • From: June 1, 2005     To: June 5, 2006
Why Collect? New Acquisitions made by the Iziko Art Department, 2005–2006
Noria Mabasa. Maquettes for the Nobel Square Commission (2003). Baked clay. Presented by the V&A Waterfront Management, 2005.

Using the acquisitions made by the Iziko Art Collections Department over 2005 and 2006, this exhibition highlights and reveals the manner in which Iziko has continued to add to its holdings despite the adverse financial circumstances affecting the development of its collections. A great debt is owed to those benefactors and donors who have supported us in holding fast to this important aim. Highlighted here is an important donation received from the former management of the V&A Waterfront, which, together with the Western Cape Provincial Government, sponsored a project to erect a monument to South Africa’s four Nobel Peace Prize laureates - Chief Albert Luthuli, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Nelson Mandela and F.W. de Klerk. These maquettes by Noria Mabasa are an important addition to our collection of her work.

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