National Gallery of Zimbabwe
To promote talent, develop creativity, continuous dialogue and inspiration towards a broader appreciation of the
dynamic visual arts of Zimbabwe.
The 2023 Exhibitions are crafted around the following strategic aspects:
Research, Critical Reflection, Investigation, Collaboration and Discovery with a thematic
and conceptual approach. The exhibitions are conceptualised to propagate research and enhance the audience's experience.
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Coming out of Covid-19, the National Gallery also strived to excel in the quality of exhibitions
for an enriching visitor experience. In 2023, the National Gallery of Zimbabwe shall give access to exhibitions
and research facilities in all its provinces. We hope you will continue patronising our galleries in all the
regions in 2023. Tours are now available as per pre-2020 conditions. We encourage our visitors to exercise care in
interactions in all public spaces and sanitise!
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The Thomas Meikle Library on the first floor has a collection of art books +/- 4000 volumes and over 50 journals
with issues from 1962. One can look forward to experienced, skilful, committed and innovative staff. The Library is open from Tuesday to Friday.
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National Gallery School Of Visual Arts And Design
The National Gallery of Zimbabwe runs an art school in Mbare. The school hosts an open day once a year. Everyone
considering art as a career, to anyone curious about art, is welcome.
The collection is over 6000 artworks and represents a cross-section of the history of collecting of the
museum and the history of Zimbabwean art.
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The National Gallery of Zimbabwe continues to offer a mobile cultural workshop. The Culture Box is a set of
replicas of selected objects from the National Gallery of Zimbabwe's Ethnographic Collection used to interact with
learners of Zimbabwean culture. The learners can touch and feel Zimbabwean traditional cultural objects in this
workshop. These are classified as musical instruments, kitchenware, weaponry adornment, games and leisure objects.
Schools, groups and organisations can have a booking to have a culture box workshop held at the gallery or their premises.
The Culture Box may also be loaned to schools and organisations.
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Presented in the form of a conversation or lecture, artist talks are a great opportunity to listen to an artist talk
in depth about their work, philosophy, process, and influences. They take on a lot of different forms.
Curatorial Walk Abouts
Designed to give and share insights into the concepts of exhibitions, curator–led walkabouts and tours came out
of the Harare Conversations series. The curator selects artworks and objects to provide insight into with the help
of the artists.
Welcome to the National Gallery of Zimbabwe shops. The artlife and Sabona shops have a range of unique gifts,
replicas, games and objects that remind you of Zimbabwe. Become a member and enjoy a 10% discount in all our shops.
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