Why is Joburg’s landmark museum under threat?

Gabriel Crouse, freelance journalist and strategy consultant shares his viewpoint on why there is a dwindling interest in the Johannesburg Art Gallery and what’s possibly led to it becoming a hot spot for crime.

The gallery which boasts the largest art collection in Africa had to shut its doors last month due to rain damage.

The City of Joburg said it was concerned that the condition of the building is not safe for the public and it will be closed until further notice.

There are currently calls and proposed plans to revive the landmark museum.

There is a sense of naivety and ignorance. People who are very close to the JAG think that you have to pay lots of money to get in there.

Gabriel Crouse, freelance journalist and strategy consultant

If you don’t have those big sort of tent pole events that pull people in for a fancy do, then you also don’t have people coming back to visit it a lot.

Gabriel Crouse, freelance journalist and strategy consultant

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