All is revealed: our new centre is under construction!
The Johannesburg Holocaust & Genocide Centre (JHGC) has recently commenced construction of a world class centre of learning on a prime site in Forest Town situated on Jan Smuts Avenue opposite the Westcliff Hotel. The site has been provided by the City of Johannesburg. The centre will house a permanent exhibition, venues for workshops and public events, a memorial garden and resource centre, a coffee shop and a bookshop. Tali Nates, director of the centre explains, “The centre is not intended as a museum but rather a vibrant educational space. We are hoping to complete the project in 2015. We are delighted with the response to date and we are, of course, largely dependent on the generosity of the community. We trust that the response to our fundraising efforts being led by Gerald Leissner and his committee will be positive.”
Since its establishment in 2008, the centre has been operating from a temporary location and has already established itself as a major role player in the educational field in the region.
The architect and project manager for the new centre is Lewis Levin who has designed many public buildings including museums, schools and synagogues in Johannesburg, Pretoria and Cape Town.
|Follow the construction of the new centre here...
|To view photographs of construction and some of our events here...
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