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About Conservation


The focus of the department has been on preventative conservation, with the aim of conserving our collections, ensuring that the collections are correctly stored, handled and that the lighting and atmosphere is conducive to their preservation.

The Conservation Department was started at the Art Museum in 1972. 

The Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum is a registered institutional member of the IIC (International Institute for Conservation).

The Conservation Department is currently housed in the Main Gallery and offers the facilities for:

The restoration of easel paintings:

      • The restoration of gilt frames    
      • Mounting and framing of artworks    

 

Conservation Studio staff can assist with enquiries made by post, fax, email or phone. All consultations are by appointment only.   


NB:  NO MONETARY EVALUATIONS WILL BE GIVEN


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Conservation: Our Facilities

Conservation: Our Ethics

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Contact Details

The Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum

Address: 1 Park Drive, Port Elizabeth, 6001, South Africa

Telephone: +27 (0)41 506 2000  /  Fax: +27 (0)41 586 3234

E-mail: artmuseum@mandelametro.gov.za

Please address all correspondence to the Director.

The Art Museum is open from 9:00 – 16:30 weekdays to the public.

The Art Museum is closed weekends and public holidays.


In support of national efforts to contain the spread of the Coronavirus, the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum will be closed to the public until further notice.  The closure includes the cancellation of our children’s workshop program, all tours and exhibition events.  Please continue to visit our website, Facebook page and Instagram account. We will be utilising online media to make our collections and exhibitions accessible.


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