<div class="ExternalClass49B13122371A413C8E7A86AB5AAE8104"><p>​This past Saturday, the 2016 Zeitz MOCAA Gala presented by Standard Bank Wealth and Investment, attracted a prestigious line-up of VIP and celebrity guests onto its red carpet.</p><div><br></div><div>Now in its second year, the gala is fundamental in raising funds to ensure Access for All, and programming for exhibitions and programming at the museum including at the museum’s Costume Institute.  It was a night that honoured patrons for their generous support and contribution to the creation of what will be Africa’s most significant museum in over one hundred years.</div><div><br></div><div>The 2016 Zeitz MOCAA Gala was presented by Standard Bank Wealth and Investment with major supporters being Gucci, Elle, and Perrier-Jouët.</div><div><br></div><div>Chief Executive of Standard Bank Wealth and Investment, Margaret Nienaber, commented on their support: “We are passionate about Africa and her growth story and potential. Throughout our more than 150 year history and our involvement in the Arts we have been fortunate to share in the stories of some extraordinary individuals, some of whom will also contribute to the success of Zeitz MOCAA. Our clients have always shown an interest in, and a passion for, the Arts and we believe that Zeitz MOCAA is a celebration of Africa's rich cultural heritage and a wonderful platform for shaping the next generation leaders.”</div><div><br></div><div>The exquisite fusion of fashion on the red carpet, combined with the distinctly African atmosphere and flair, left no doubt that this event is the preeminent art and design social event in Africa.</div><div><br></div><div>The museum will have its home in the ambitiously reimagined historic Grain Silo complex at the V&A Waterfront, Cape Town. The process to setting up museum structures is underway, running parallel to the physical construction. As a not-for-profit institution, fundraising is critical to building the necessary endowments that will fund not only operations but also museum advancement.</div><div><br></div><div>Ticket sales for the gala raised R2.5 million for the Access for All Campaign. This will ensure that no one is ever turned away from Zeitz MOCAA due to the inability to afford admission. Thanks to Access for All, the museum will have some free days every week.</div><div><br></div><div>Two big announcements were made on the night. The much-anticipated official opening date, 23 and 24 September 2017, and the Museum’s Board of Trustees: Suzanne Ackerman-Berman, David Green, Isaac Julien, Wengechi Mutu, Gassant Orrie, Albie Sachs, and Jochen Zeitz.</div><div><br></div><div>Executive Director and Chief Curator of the museum, Mark Coetzee said: “This museum is a symbol, an icon, of the confidence we feel about being African, the confidence that we feel about our place in the world. And that’s what makes this so extraordinary. We have been given an opportunity to create a museum for all, and we must guarantee Access for All.”</div><div><br></div></div>2016-02-22T22:00:00Z



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