Cape Town grain silo turned into Africa’s largest art museum

What was an abandoned grain silo is now the largest museum of contemporary African art in Africa.

CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA (Reuters) – An old grain silo on the V&A Waterfront of Cape Town, South Africa has been transformed into the largest archive space for African artists on the continent.

The Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art (Zeitz Mocaa) was developed as a home for the extensive collection of African Art belonging to German Businessman, Jochen Zietz and will be growing its acquisitions from the continent’s wealth of artists.

The museum has nine floors, 80 galleries and a rooftop sculpture garden and was designed by British architect, Thomas Heatherwick.

Many of Africa’s top artists have exported their work abroad to find notoriety but the Zeitz Mocaa and its grand architecture is hoping to peak the fascination of art enthusiasts around the world, to come to Africa to see African art.