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Tatham Art Gallery - South African Art Gallery

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Tatham Art Gallery
Corner Longmarket Street and Chief Albert Luthuli (Commercial) Road
Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
www.tatham.org.za

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The Tatham Art Gallery, one of the major art museums in South Africa, dates back to 1903. Situated in Pietermaritzburg, the capital of the KwaZulu-Natal province of South Africa, the Tatham Art Gallery serves the Msunduzi region through the Visual Arts. The Tatham Art Gallery forms part of the the Msunduzi Municipality and is governed by a Board of Trustees.

The Gallery owes its origins to Mrs Ada Susan Tatham who collected donations early in 1903 and purchased works in Britain later that same year. After an initial exhibition the collection was first housed in the Pietermaritzburg City Hall. In 1923 the collection was greatly enhanced through the donations of Lieutenant Colonel R.H. Whitwell.

The Tatham Art Gallery holds an art collection that contains significant British and French artworks dating back to the 18th century. Its South-African art collection is focused on, but not exclusive to, the art of KwaZulu-Natal.

The Tatham Art Gallery hosts a range of Art Exhibitions. These include traveling and researched exhibitions as well as exhibitions initiated by the Gallery and compiled from the collection.





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