Museum of African Design

The Museum of African Design (popularly known as MOAD) opened in a cavernous former-industrial building in the Maboneng Precinct in downtown Johannesburg in late 2013. The following year it closed for major renovations before re-opening in early 2015 as an exhibition space and collaborative design hub. 

The building dates back to the 1930s when it housed a factory for mining equipment and its extraordinarily high-ceilinged halls, set out over two floors and lined by tall steel-framed windows, allow for large-scale cultural exhibitions while also displaying its industrial background. 

The museum does not own a permanent collection, but hosts a new exhibition every four months, showcasing disciplines as varied as African fashion and furniture to architecture, landscaping and public art.

Hours: Tuesday to Friday 10am to 5pm, Saturday and Sunday 11am to 6pm. 

The Museum of African Design

The Museum of African Design (Image: Museum of African Design)