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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.   

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


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Conservation: Our Facilities

Conservation: Our Ethics

List of Restorers in South Africa



Contact Details

The Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum

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

Telephone: +27 (0)41 506 2000 

Cell: 079 490 0690 

E-mail: or

Please note that our fax line is not working.

Please address all correspondence to the Director.

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

The Art Museum is closed weekends and public holidays. We are open on certain Saturdays, please contact us to check which Saturday we will be open.

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