National Museum and Art Gallery (Botswana)

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The National Museum and Art Gallery is located near the Main Mall in central Gaborone, Botswana. It has an exhibit hall of display cases depicting Botswana’s history and its cultural diversity. Unfortunately, it is poorly lit and in need of maintenance and improvement, but it is worth a visit.

The Museum is home to a permanent collection of wildlife exhibits, music instruments, as well as crafts and paintings by local artists, dating from the 1960s onwards. This purpose-built gallery also hosts a number of exhibitions, many of which are aimed at showcasing the work of local artists. In the courtyard outside is a collection of transport-related exhibits, including a steam locomotive.

The Museum is open to the public Tuesday through Sunday and is free. The Musuem’s two galleries often have exhibits of varying quality. Every August, the Art Gallery hosts the national basket show, with baskets of all shapes and designs on display, as well as tapestries and pottery.

BWGaborone, Botswana

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National Museum and Art Gallery (Botswana)
Profile ajoutée par Ano Shumba le 28 oct 2015