The Friends have arranged a visit to Welgemeend to view a selection of the art collection of L. and F. Kilbourn, as well as Boerneef’s collection, which is permanently housed here. The Kilbourn collection is only on display at Welgemeend during August. These two collections are unquestionably amongst the largest and most valuable private collections in South Africa.
Welgemeend is a beautiful historic home and National Heritage site, only open to the public by special request. It is one of the estates on the slopes of Table Mountain above the Company's garden granted during the seventeenth century to free burghers and officials of the VOC. It was allocated to Andries de Man in 1693 when he served as second-in-command to Simon van der Stel. During the eighteenth century it passed through a number of successive owners before coming into the possession of the Hofmeyr family. In 1769 it was acquired by Bartholomeus Bosch, whose widow married Jan Hendrik Hofmeyr in 1772, then Superintendent of the Company's post at Groote Schuur.
The tour will be guided by a knowledgeable art connoisseur. Tea and coffee will be served on arrival.
Happening 23 August 2017 18h00
Venue: Welgemeend (Gardens, Cape Town)
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Members: R 120 | Non-members: R 140