About CCA

The Centre for Curating the Archive works actively with many different kinds of collections, developing curatorship as a creative site of knowledge. Projects, publications and courses aim, through practice, to open up novel combinations of the historically separated domains of the creative arts and the truth-claiming discourses of history and the social and natural sciences.

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Salon Sequins

Salon Sequins will publicly exhibit Salon Kewpie’s ever-expanding archive for the first time, alongside materials from the Kewpie Collection itself as well as the Miss Gay Western Cape collection...
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Hide and Seek: Objects in Purgatory

2023 Fellows from the Honours in Curatorship Programme,  Aaliya Dramat, Filipa dos Santos, Lara Hanger, Vida Madighi Oghu, Miracle May, Aiden Nel, Erin Sweeney and Ruby Wilson in partnership with Iziko Museums of South Africa
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 Library of Babbling by the 2022 Honours in Curatorship students / Sihle Sogaula

Honours in Curatorship course

The Honours programme in Curatorship is offered in close collaboration with Iziko Museums.

The programme offers courses in the theory and practice of curatorship, developing in students a sophisticated awareness of the practicalities, politics and poetics of working with collections of many kinds.

Students registered for the full programme will be able to apply for internships, a conservation workshop and travel bursaries. The course will prepare students for both further postgraduate study and for work as art curators, museum educators, collection managers, critics, dealers and for positions that require the use, display and manipulation of collections.

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