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Museums in South Africa with Quilts in their Collections

Compiled by Marsha MacDowell based on visits made in February and March, 2010 during survey research underwritten by a fellowship award from the International Quilt Study Center and Museum.


Albany Museum

The Big Hole Museum

Carnegie Art Gallery

Drostdy Museum

  • Located in Swellendam

Durban Local History Museum

East London Museum

  • Located in Southernwood

Iziko Museums

Macrorie House Museum

  • Located in Pietermaritzburg

McGregor Museum

Msunduzi/Voortrekker Museum

  • Located in Pietermaritzburg
  • www.voortrekkermuseum.co.za

Museum Africa

  • Located in Johannesburg

Mzansi Zulu Quilt Centre

Natal Museum

National Cultural History Museum

  • Located in Sunnyside, a suburb of Pretoria

National Museum Bloemfontein

Nelson Mandela Foundation

No. 7 Castle Hill Museum

  • Located in Port Elizabeth

Paarl Museum

  • Located in Paarl

Port Elizabeth Museum/Bayworld

  • Located in Port Elizabeth

Red Location Museum

Talana Museum

The Following Museums Were Contacted and Say They Do Not Have Quilts

Campbell Collections

  • Located in Durban

ELC Art and Craft Centre Rorke’s Drift

Ghandi-Luthuli Documentation Centre

  • Located in Durban

Stellenbosch Village Museum

Sasol Art Museum

  • Located in Stellenbosch

Textile Museum (Tekstielmuseum)

The Following Museums Were Not Visited as a Part of This Project, But Are Said to Have Quilts

Beaufort West Museum

  • Located in Beaufort West

Constitution Hill

East Griqualand Museum

  • Located in Kostad

Knysna Museum

Reinert House Roodepoort Museum

Other South African Museums That Were Not a Part of the Survey

Apartheid Museum

  • Located in Johannesburg

District Six Museum

Robben Island Museum

South African Museum

South African Jewish Museum

South African Quilt Documentation Projects

South African Quilt History Project

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