After a successful pilot event in July last year, Museum Night V&;A Waterfront returns with two events scheduled for this year, the first taking place on the night of Wednesday June 28.
The event allows the public to access a diverse programme of museums until late, while also experiencing a curated programme of performances throughout the night.
Most museum sites offer free admission to the public, with the Two Oceans Aquarium offering half price tickets on the night. Participating museums include Chavonnes Battery Museum, Robben Island Jetty Museum, Iziko Maritime Centre, and the Springbok Experience Rugby Museum.
The Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (MOCAA), which opens to the public in September 2017, will host a programme outside the museum building. Building on last year’s V&A Waterfront Museum Night event, attendees can expect to see new sites, new exhibitions, more performances, and scheduled walking tours.
Museum Night is an initiative that aims to make the city’s cultural institutions more accessible, while developing local audiences for museums, and fostering higher engagement with art and culture.
Museum Night V&A Waterfront is an initiative of Thursdays Projects, the team behind Cape Town’s popular First Thursdays, and the V&A Waterfront, with Iziko Museums of South Africa as a founding partner of the Museum Night project.
Those interested can visit www.museum-night.co.za or the Museum Night Cape Town page on Facebook for updates, or alternatively the V&A Waterfront’s social media platforms or www.waterfront.co.za