The Afrikaanse Taalmuseum en -monument (ATM) proudly announces the appointment of Mr Michael Jonas as director.

Over the past 20 years, Mr Jonas has played various key roles within the Western Cape Museum Services, including head of educational and public programmes and acting assistant director. He has been manager of Paarl Museum since 2014 and has a Masters degree in Museum and Heritage Studies.

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Mr Jonas says he is very excited about his future involvement at the ATM, an agency of the national Department of Arts and Culture. He takes over, on 1 June 2016, from Mr Jack Louw, who has been director of the ATM for the past 18 years.


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The Council of the ATM believes that Mr Jonas’ experience, knowledge and vision will be invaluable towards futhering the vision and mission of both the museum and monument, and accordingly wishes him all the best.

For more information, contact the ATM at 021 872 3441 or