The former City Hall (the Old Town House), built in 1755, contains a world-renowned collection of Dutch and Flemish artworks, including work by Frans Hals, Van Ruisdael and Van Dyck. The Michaelis Collection in the Old Town House has become a place to which to return from time to time which built in 1755 in Cape Rococo style. Donated by Sir Max Michaelis in 1914, it consists of a world-renowned selection of Nederlandish art from the seventeenth-century Golden Age. There are works by Frans Hals, Jan Steen, Jacob Ruisdal, Anthony van Dyck and numerous others.
The Michaelis Collection comprises a world-renowned collection of Netherlandish art from the 17th century. Comprising representative samples of Dutch and Flemish masters, the Michaelis Collection, described as a munificent gift to the people of South Africa by Sir Max Michaelis in 1833, includes works by Frans Hals, Jan Steen, Jacob Ruisdael and Anthony van Dyck. The gallery is home to a collection of paintings by Dutch and Flemish masters as well a small collection of antique Dutch furniture. The role played by building and collection in the cultural life of the Mother City is enhanced by its prominent position right in its historical centre on Greenmarket Square.
Hours: Monday to Friday: 10:00 - 17:00, Saturday: 10:00 - 16:00, Closed Sundays, Workers Day and Christmas Day.
Visiting Addrerss: Old Town House, Greenmarket Square, Cape Town
Postal Address: Michaelis Collection, P.O. Box 61 Cape Town 8000
Telephone: +27 (0)21 481 3933
Michaelis collection On the web: http://www.iziko.org.za/michaelis/index.html