Julius Gordon Africana Museum

Julius Gordon Africana Centre

Julius Gordon Africana Museum

Julius Gordon Africana Centre

The internationally recognised Julius Gordon Africana Centre (Versfeld House) houses the largest collection of Thomas Bowler paintings in South Africa and was built in 1880.

Included in the permanent exhibition are works by Jan Volschenk and Johannes Meintjes (both natives of Riversdale), Irma Stern, Pierneef, Maggie Loubser, Gregoire Boonzaaier, Erich Mayer, Terence McCaw, Ruth Prowse and Pieter Wenning.

The center also features Khoisan rock paintings and stone implements, Africana furniture of the region, and the history of Riversdale. Modern man (Homo sapiens) lived in and around the Riversdale area from as far back as 130 000 years ago. You can see some of their ancient stone artifacts here too.

Riversdale, of course, sits on the N2 highway through the Garden Route in the Western Cape.

Julius Gordon Africana Sentrum

Die internasionaal-erkende Julius Gordon Africana Sentrum, ook genoem die Versveld-huis, in Riversdal huisves die grootste versameling van Thomas Bowler-skilderye in Suid-Afrika. Die permanente uitstalling bevat werke van bekende kunstenaars asook Khoisan rotskuns en implemente van klip. So ver terug as 130 000 jaar  het die Homo sapiens (mens) hier gewoon. Sommige van hulle klipartifakte kan hier gesien word.

Contact:

Julius Gordon Africana Centre

Telephone: +27 (0)28 713 7939