Exterior view of National Gallery of Zimbabwe, Harare. Courtesy National Gallery of Zimbabwe
The National Gallery of Zimbabwe is the center for contemporary art in the country with branches in three major cities: Harare, Mutare, and Bulawayo. The gallery also boasts a permanent collection with more than 6,000 works collected over a period of fifty years.
The curator, with assistance from the exhibition department, makes a thorough selection of artworks for use during an exhibition, considering quality, authenticity, originality, and conformance to the theme of the show. Almost fifteen exhibitions are held throughout the year. The gallery, through its education department, holds workshops and lectures on various subjects of visual art as a way of promoting and educating the public about visual arts.
The National Gallery, through the Thomas Meikle Library, provides research and interest facilities, and, at the same time, preserves and conserves published works for the education of present and future generations of Zimbabwe.