Zimbabwe is set to revive and develop contemporary art in the continent when it hosts the second edition of the International Conference on African Culture next month.

The International Conference on African Culture was first hosted at the National Gallery of Rhodesia in 1962 discussing issues on African contribution to the global art.

The 2nd International Conference will be hosted in the capital this year from the 11th to the 13th of September and is meant to bring local and international delegates.

Issues to be deliberated on include the future of art and culture in Africa.

Deputy director National Gallery of Zimbabwe, Raphael Chikukwa said the conference will give an opportunity to exhibit African art and will create a hub for people to access information from the gallery.

More than 50 delegates are expected this year and they will be discussing among other issues, the historical dimensions of art in Africa and development of contemporary art on the continent.