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Honours in Curatorship Class of 2019
Fri, 22 Feb 2019 - 15:30

The Centre for Curating the Archive has had the pleasure of welcoming in the Honours in Curatorship class of 2019. Over the past two weeks we have started to get know the new students and we are excited to introduce them to you.

Honours in Curatorship First Week Workshop
Wed, 20 Feb 2019 - 15:30

The honours in curatorship students started off the year with a workshop titled "The Biography of an Object". The workshop was run by Nina Liebenberg and Lyndall Cain with guest speakers Bongani Kona and Andrew Juries. Given that this year's honours course focuses largely around object studies the class began by looking at an object close to them in some way.

Collegian Talk: Narratives of Shame, Performances of Respectability: 'Colouredness' through slavery, apartheid and democracy
Tue, 22 Jan 2019 - 12:30
Nadia Kamies, writer and PhD candidate in History and Heritage studies, will be giving the CCA's first Collegian Talk of the year titled: Narratives of Shame, Performances of Respectability: 'Colouredness' through slavery, apartheid and democracy. The talk will take place in the Anatomy Lecture Theatre on Hiddingh campus at 1pm on Tuesday the 12th of February. All are welcome to attend.  
Object Ecologies Website Launch
Mon, 03 Dec 2018 - 12:00

On Friday the 30th of November the Centre for Curating the Archive' launched their website Object Ecologies, in collaboration with Iziko Museums of South Africa.

Reimagining Museums and Archives
Mon, 03 Dec 2018 - 11:30

The Centre for Curating the Archive hosted a symposium titled Reimagining Museums and Archives on Friday the 30th of November. The symposium was largely convened by the Honours in Curatorship class and consisted of two panel discussions: Reimagining As Destruction and Creation and Reimagining Where Archives Are Constituted. As well as these discussions a new website was also launched, in collaboration with Iziko Museums of South Africa, Object Ecologies. 

Honours in Curatorship End of Year Exhibitions 2018
Mon, 26 Nov 2018 - 16:00

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.

'Return' by Cedric Nunn
Mon, 19 Nov 2018 - 09:30

Please join us for the opening of our research fellow, Cedric Nunn's, photographic exhibition.

Venue: District Six Homecoming Centre, 15 A Buitenkant Street, Cape Town

Opening event: 22 November, 18:00

Object Ecologies Exhibition Now Open!
Tue, 06 Nov 2018 - 15:30

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. 

CCA exhibition opening soon: Object Ecologies
Thu, 25 Oct 2018 - 15:30

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.

Onthouers | Rememberers website launched
Wed, 26 Sep 2018 - 12:45

The Centre for Curating the Archive’s Onthouers | Rememberers project launched on the weekend of the 18th of September at the Liggiesfees in Clanwilliam. Members of the Clanwilliam and Algeria communities joined to view the website and Dr Siona O’Connell’s latest documentary film, Uitgesmyt.

CCA PhD candidate George Mahashe part of the artists-in-labs residency
Tue, 25 Sep 2018 - 14:30

George Mahashe is part of the artists-in-labs residency this year - a  South African and Swiss residency exchange. 

Whilst in Switzerland he will be participating on the panel When Art and Science Meet as part of 100 Ways of Thinking, Kunsthalle Zürich. And will be part of a lecture series at Zurich University of the Arts called Kein Kino, curated by Maike Thies of ZHdK, where he will be talking about his artistic practises. 

Uitgesmyt documentary
Thu, 13 Sep 2018 - 10:45

The Centre for Curating the Archive's latest documentary project Uitgesmyt, in collaboration with the University of Pretoria, premiered on the 12th of July.

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