Wits Art Museum (WAM)

Johannesburg, University Corner, Corner Bertha (extension of Jan Smuts Avenue) and Jorissen Streets, Braamfontein

The WITS Art Museum (WAM) has one of the most significant collections of African art in the country collected over a period of nine decades, in addition to extensive holdings of contemporary South African art. The collection is now housed in a recently completed state-of-the-art building in Braamfontein with more than five exhibition spaces.

Researched exhibitions are curated by WAM staff, Wits School of Arts staff (WSOA) and by external curators. Collaborative curatorial processes are actively pursued. These include mutually beneficial trans-disciplinary partnerships within the university with units such as Historical Papers, Entomology, and the Wits Institute for Social and Economic Research (WISER), and many are accompanied by substantial publications.

Julia Charlton (senior curator), Vuyiswa Ngesman, Fiona Rankin-Smith, Anitra Nettleton

University Corner
Corner Bertha (extension of Jan Smuts Avenue) and Jorissen Streets

Wits Art Museum
University of the Witwatersrand
Private Bag 3
South Africa

T: +27 (0)11 717 1365
F: +27 (0)11 717 1369
E: info.wam@wits.ac.za

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