As part of their final year projects, for the Honours in Curatorship programme, many of the students chose to curate an exhibition to go along with their research. These exhibitions all centred around an object they had done a study on. Here are some of the exhibitions curated by members of the class including: Georgia Stonehouse who chose a workbook of her grandfather's poetry, Amogelang Maledu who chose an Isigubu drum, San-Mari van der Merwe who looked at a human heart, Luvuyo Equiano Nyawose who took the gay flag as their starting point and Melissa Waters who researched birds' eggs.
Object Ecologies, an exhibition by the Centre of Curating the Archive, opened at the South African Museum on Saturday the 3rd of November. The event was well attended with the University of Cape Town's Vice-Chancellor, Professor Mamokgethi Phakeng, giving an inspiring opening speech.
As part of a mutual interest in the mobility of objects, we present four mobile museums, each curated with differing intentions and effects. One details the global perambulations of the rhinoceros; another the botanical ecology of a medicine chest; the third, death and sacrifice in three iterations; and the fourth a collection of museum objects convened by emerging curators.