Access to art museum broadened

The University Museum – Sasol Art Museum – in Stellenbosch invites schools to participate in the Access to Visual Arts programme, which is funded by the National Arts Council.

This programme has been established to broaden pupils’ access to the University Museum.

According to Bongani Mgijima, the director of the University Museum: “This programme has been designed primarily to introduce learners to visual arts.

“For economic reasons, very few learners from disadvantaged backgrounds get
an opportunity to visit museums”.

To help facilitate schools’ participation in the programme, the University Museum will cover the travelling costs of 15 pupils a school. Lunch will also be provided for the learners.

For now, this assistance will be limited to previously disadvantaged schools located within a 120km radius of Stellenbosch University.

Schools are requested to book at least a week before the planned date of their visit by contacting Ricky Brecht at 021 808 3660 or

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