Graduate of the 2016 Honours in Curatorship programme, and general computer whizz, Daniel Rautenbach is taking this years students through InDesign in a three day workshop. This will help the current students in their course Practical Communication lead by Iziko National Gallery curator Hayden Proud, where they have to design wall texts and labels, and in Working with Museum Collections where director of the Iziko Social History Centre, Dr Hamish Robertson, is supervising students in designing a set of informative greeting cards that feature objects from the social history centre’s collection.

Daniel created an end of year exhibition as part of his final project called “A Conflux of Parallels” where he explored how “our lives are becoming more determined by the technology we use and how we present ourselves online”. We know that many of our students will use the knowledge from this workshop in their end of year projects in creating their catalogues and general design features for their exhibitions.

If you’re interested in studying Honours in Curating please email Nancy Dantas: nancy.dantas@uct.ac.za or click here for more info. Further application details usually come out in July so remember to check back in with us.

Below is the class hard at work, photographs taken by current student Magdaleen du Toit:

 

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