Museums are in the business of collecting and preserving objects from the past and using these in research, exhibitions and education to help us understand our place in the world and the universe. Each year, the University of Cape Town Honours in Curatorship students who are doing the Working with Museum Collections module undertake an object study where they research and annotate an object from the Iziko collections.
With a BFA majoring in Printmaking, paper has always been the first language of the specialist and consultant Phillippa Duncan, for whom passion includes South African art of the 20th century, works on paper and prints. After spending a number of years working in the Fine Art auction world, Duncan started as an independent consultant.
On 17th and 18th July 2017, the Centre for Curating the Archives (CCA) organized a workshop for Honours in Curatorship students on exhibition histories. The workshop was facilitated by Dr. Lucy Steeds a senior research fellow with the art programme at Central Saint Martins of the University of the Arts London. Dr. Steeds also manages the Exhibition Histories Project for Afterall and contributes to the MRes Art: Exhibition Studies.