n De Arte - The collections of the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum (formerly 'The King George VI Art Gallery') : collecting and curating




On 6 November 2002 our institution made banner headlines in Port Elizabeth for the first time in its brief history: 'NAME CHANGE FOR ART GALLERY'. The new name was proposed and adopted at a meeting of the Nelson Mandela Metropole Council held in Uitenhage on 5 November 2002. It had taken nearly 18 months of discreet negotiations to reach this point. A memorandum to council was prepared during the course of 2002, which listed numerous recommendations for the upgrading of the museum.


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