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Enhance your experience of the Art Museum’s collection, exhibitions, events, educational programs, and social opportunities, and enjoy memorable times spent with family and friends by becoming a member today.

Mission Statement:

We take pride in Nelson Mandela Bay's Visual Art Collection and are investing in its development, preservation and celebration. We Welcome Friends to join us in creating a vibrant arts, culture and heritage community in Nelson Mandela Bay.


The association of "friends" was founded in 1975 and plays a vital role in supporting the Art Museum.


There are countless ways to support the Art Museum. You could fund an educational workshop, fund the transport for schools to visit the Museum, fund an event or fund the opening of exhibitions.

Corporate giving, business partnerships are welcome. Sponsorship by businesses of Museum events and exhibitions provide an unrivaled context for recognition and visibility.
To make a donation please contact us.

By supporting our Art Museum through membership and donations you will help us to buy artworks, develop our learning programmes and improve our exhibitions and services.

Take advantage of membership benefits such as special exhibition invitations, social events and more.

Become a Friend as a:

  • Corporate donor
  • Patron donor
  • Life member
  • Friend
  • Couples
  • Students
  • Junior member


To become a Friend

To become a "Friend”, fill in the Application form and submit to us.

Call us on: 041 506 2000

Postal Address: The Secretary, Friends Of The Art Museum, Po Box 12490, Centrahil, Port Elizabeth, 6006
Visit the Art Museum at: 1 Park Drive, Port Elizabeth 6001, Republic of South Africa

Contact Details

The Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum

1 Park Drive, Port Elizabeth, 6001, South Africa
+27 (0)41 506 2000 / Fax: +27 (0)41 586 3234
Please address all correspondence to the Director.

The Art Museum will be closed weekends and public holidays until further notice.  We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

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