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CCA positions available
Friday, January 26, 2018 - 11:00


The Centre for Curating the Archive has two positions available for reliable and organised individuals wanting to join our great team! We are looking for both a project assistant and a publications assistant.

Refugees in Towns Project with Barnabas Ticha Muvhuti
Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 16:00

Barnabas Ticha Muvhuti originally from Zimbabwe moved to Cape Town towards the end of 2008. He is currently a researcher and project manager at the CCA and is soon to start a PhD in art history. He is a part of a team of researchers for the Refugees In Towns Project at the Feinstein International Centre at Tufts University.

Tuesday, April 17, 2018 - 10:45



On Saturday, 17 March, the CCA played host to a workshop for the upcoming Harfield Village publication by Pippa Skotnes and Siona O'Connell.

Erf 81 Archive
Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 09:45

The CCA was sad to see the exhibition Erf 81: Two decades of living on the fringe come down on the week of the 26th of June 2017 . Thank you to everyone who came to see it. We managed to collection over 170 signatures in the petition book, at the exhibition, and we hope we can still save the farm.

Header image, of the class of 2017, taken by Rosca Warries
Honours in Curatorship Applications Now Open – BURSARIES AVAILABLE
Wednesday, October 11, 2017 - 10:15

The Honours in Curatorship programme, funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, is offered by the Michaelis School of Fine Art’s Centre for Curating the Archive in close collaboration with Iziko Museums.

Some of the class in Kassel, taken by Rosca Warries
Honours Class Talk about Documenta 14
Tuesday, October 10, 2017 - 10:30

The CCA Honours in Curatorship class of 2017 went on an international field trip, funded by the Andrew Mellon Foundation, to Kassel, Germany, to visit Documenta 14.

Preserving Objects Through Greeting Cards
Monday, September 11, 2017 - 14:00

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.

Why preserve, conserve and restore? An interview with Phillippa Duncan
Wednesday, September 6, 2017 - 14:00

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.

Some thoughts on an alternative arts education
Friday, August 4, 2017 - 14:15

Houghton Kinsman follows up on Thuli and Asher Gamedze’s article Calling for Better Curated Spaces for Knowledge Production.

Exhibition Histories – A workshop with Dr. Lucy Steeds
Tuesday, July 25, 2017 - 14:15

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.

Magdaleen du Toit interviews artist Dirk Winterbach
Wednesday, July 19, 2017 - 10:00

Dirk Winterbach is one of the artists, along with André Laubscher and Ashley Walters, who is exhibiting work in Erf 81: Two decades of living on the fringe, an exhibition that hopes to go some way towards saving the Tamboerskloof Farm where Dirk is both a resident and practising artist. Magdaleen du Toit is a student in the CCA’s Honours in Curatorship class. While studying she has also been interning for this exhibition and is deeply involved in the project. The exhibition is on until the 25th of June 2017 at the  Association for Visual Arts (AVA) Gallery, 35 Church Street, Cape Town.

Stanley Pinker Archive
Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 10:30

Stanley Pinker was an artist and recipient of the Molteno Medal for painting. He worked at Michaelis School of Fine Art as a lecturer for many years until 1986 when he retired. In 2012, at the age of 87, he passed away and was kind enough to leave a selection of his studio materials to the CCA who have created a Stanley Pinker Archive. Some of these items are currently at the Iziko National Gallery where Angela Zehnder, conservator, is looking at both items from the CCA’s archive and paintings by Pinker in the gallery’s collection.