Zeitz Mocaa (Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa) is now open in Cape Town, South Africa and it is the biggest modern art museum in the African Continent. The museum has been created by converting old grain silos and the restructuring was done by UK architect Thomas Heatherwick. Chief Executive of Puma Jochen Zeitz is the person behind the museum and he has donated numerous objects of art to the museum from his personal collection.
The museum also holds works of famed sculptor El Anatsui of Ghana. The museum is not for profit and it will open free for African passport holders at certain times every week. In a statement, Jochen Zeitz said, “Africans need to come on board. It’s not my museum or the Waterfront’s – it’s for Africa.”