A Museum in Africa for the People of the World
The Origins Centre provides visitors with a unique experience of Africa’s rich, complex heritage. The exhibits take visitors on an extraordinary journey of discovery, which begins with the origins of humankind in Africa and then moves through the development of art, symbolism and technology. The journey continues in the exploration of the diverse southern African rock art traditions. These ancient masterworks, and the artists, are rediscovered in a contemporary art world. The Origins Centre seeks to restore the continent to its rightful place in history - as the place where everything that makes us who we are today originated.
This sentiment is captured in the museum’s motto: ‘We are who we are because of who we were’.