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The staff of the National Museum of African Art expresses heartfelt condolences on the passing of former President Nelson Mandela of the Republic of South Africa. During the following week, the museum will display a condolence book that the public may sign; it will be sent to the Mandela family.
Visitors can sign the condolence book December 6 through December 15 during regular museum hours, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
If unable to visit the museum, visitors may post condolences on the museum’s website or on its Facebook page.
About the National Museum of African Art
The National Museum of African Art is the nation’s premier museum dedicated exclusively to the collection, conservation, study and exhibition of Africa’s traditional and contemporary arts. The museum is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (closed Dec. 25). Admission is free. The museum is located at 950 Independence Ave. S.W., near the Smithsonian Metrorail station on the Blue and Orange lines. For more information, call (202) 633-4600 or visit the National Museum of African Art’s website. For general Smithsonian information, call (202) 633-1000.