South Africa Art Immersion Feedback 2019

In November 2019, 20 global Friends of the Israel Museum travelled to South Africa for an immersion into the diverse world of African art. It was a great pleasure to be a part of this experience and connect with like-minded Friends from all over the world.

See their highlights here.


“Dearest Marco & Belinda, we started on an extremely high note but the finale was even more spectacular. Without you we never could have made our Friends feel that they had a once in a lifetime experience. You are so appreciated by us all for passing on a strong message of the important role the Israel Museum plays on the world stage.

Without you our art tour wouldn’t have been possible and what an amazing success it was. In the past fifty years,since I have been involved with the Israel Museum, I have never been on a trip of such high quality. I cannot thank you enough for putting together such an interesting itinerary, allowing us to visit exceptional exhibitions led by the experts on each subject, artist’s studios, private collections, and of course, our warm Shabbat dinners. Our group were totally in awe of your professionalism and were so grateful for all the hard work you put into making this trip such a huge success. I cannot begin to thank you enough for being such an important part of our Museum family and making me feel so proud of what can be achieved on these trips.” Guy & Marion

“Dear Marco, thank you and your team for making our South African experience truly a trip of a lifetime.” Anita

“Thank you for the wonderful stay ,your attentive and kind care. Will not hesitate to contact you privately next time I visit South Africa.” Gaila

“Thank you so much for everything! We spent a wonderful time with you in South Africa and hope to comeback very very soon.” Benjamin

“Dear Marco,It was wonderful to meet you and your team. We all had a great time and exceptional comradeship. You and your team organised our trip to perfection. It was just brilliant. To re-visit South Africa for me was like re-visiting my childhood, especially Jo’burg.” Shimona

“Dear Marco, we have the most wonderful memories from our trip to South Africa. Marco you were so efficient and inspiring, we loved every moment of all the extraordinary activities you prepared for us.” Perla & Carlos

“Dear Marco, you have really done so many wonderful things for so many of us at the Israel Museum and we are most grateful. So many thanks again.” Maureen