Closed for Renovations / by admin

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As many of our visitors know, the Museum of African Design has been in various states of construction for the last year and a half. For the final stage of construction, we have decided to close our doors to the public. In April, we will re-open with a finished building.

We are excited to complete MOAD with Propertuity, the developers of the Maboneng Precinct. In 2015, our block between Commissioner Street and Albertina Sisulu will open new residential and retail experiences with the completion of MOAD, Living MOAD, Artisan Lofts, Rocket Factory, and Poolside Cafe.



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2011 - The building at 281 Commissioner Street in Jeppestown is purchased by the developers of the Maboneng Precinct. At the time, it was a panel beater.


March 2012 - Trinity Session holds the first exhibition; a 10 year retrospective of their work.


Late 2012 - Michel Gondry's immersive Home Movie Factory is a huge hit.

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July 2013 - Renovations begin. A new floor is added to the west half of the property.


October 2013 - Southern Guild and David Adjaye open the museum.


May 2014 - The basement Project Space opens.

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October 2014 - MOAD celebrates its first birthday as an operational museum. Click here for the details.


November 2014 - Construction of the Living MOAD apartments begins on the roof.


April 2014 - In the final phase of construction, sidewalks, staircases, makerspace, coffee shop, and touch-ups will all be completed.