Sport, Arts and Recreation minister Kazembe Kazembe on Thursday said government was alive to the ever-growing significance of the creative industry in developing the country.
BY WINSTONE ANTONIO
Kazembe made the remarks when he appointed the board of trustees for the National Gallery of Zimbabwe (NGZ) in terms of the NGZ Act of 1985 [Chapter 25:09] .
The board that will serve for the next five years consists of Solomon Guramatunhu (board chairperson), Busani Bafana, Patricia Broderick Wood, Job Ronald Torindoh and David Scott.
“The board of trustees will oversee all the affairs of the NGZ, whose main function is to establish, manage and control galleries or museums of art, and foster and promote talent, creativity and contemporary dialogue, through collection, preservation, exhibitions, education, research, engagement, and inspiration towards a broader appreciation of the visual arts and heritage,” Kazembe said.
In his acceptance speech, on behalf of Guramatunhu, Scott said they were open to suggestions and guidance as they looked for new ways of improving the situation at the gallery.
“We are honoured to accept appointments again, thank you for the support that you are giving us by reappointing us. I think the last five years has been interesting and challenging and we brought new things to the gallery from the external business perspective,” he said.
The NGZ is a gallery dedicated to the presentation and conservation of Zimbabwe’s contemporary art and visual heritage.