Museum of African Design reinvents itself

Business Day Live | Sue Blaine:

Johannesburg’s Museum of African Design (MOAD) is relaunching itself as a meeting and work space.

The museum’s April 16 relaunch will see it expand its exhibitions programme and turn itself into a working resource for people in the design world, museum director Aaron Kohn told BDlive on Monday. There would be meeting facilities, WiFi and coffee available.

Not X Chris Saunders”, an exhibition that seeks to demonstrate how technology enabled people living in different cities and countries to meet via the internet, enter into inter-disciplinary exchange and produce garments, sculptures and still and moving images together. The exhibition is of work by New York-based designer Jenny Lai and Johannesburg-based photographer Chris Saunders and four South African designers. Picture: Supplied

“It’s very similar to a shared office space model, but we wouldn’t have people permanently working here,” he said.

Mr Kohn said MOAD had turned away from the traditional donations-based fundraising model because it did not work well in SA, especially modern SA…


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