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Sian Tiley-Nel

Museum Manager & Chief Curator:

Mapungubwe Collection

Old Arts Building, Room 1-16

Tel: 012 420 3146

Email: sian.tiley@up.ac.za

 

Sian Tiley-Nel is the Chief Curator of the Mapungubwe Collection and Manager of the Museum Unit in the Department of UP Arts. She majored her BA in Applied Anthropology and Archaeology (1993), with an Honors degree in Archaeology (1997) and completed a postgraduate diploma in Heritage and Museum Studies (2003). She was awarded academic honorary colours (2004) by the Student Representative Council and was awarded a Conservation Studies Scholarship (2006) and received honourary status as a Laureatus Conservator (2011) by the South African Institute for Objects Conservation. She completed her MA in ceramic technology in Archaeology (2014) and is further pursuing her PhD studies in History. She holds several professional memberships, has curated major exhibitions and published widely in both the public domain and in academia spanning a 17-year career at the University of Pretoria. She is currently the Chairperson of the Museum Committee, a member of the Research Committee of the Faculty of Humanities and also serves as the sub-Editor of the SAMA museum journal.

   

Gerard de Kamper

Collections Manager & Chief Curator:

Ceramics and Art Collections

Old Arts Building, Room 2-8

Tel: 012 420 4017

Email: gerard.dekamper@up.ac.za

 

Gerard de Kamper majored his BA in History and Archaeology (1999), followed with two Honors degrees in Archaeology (2000) and History (2001) and completed the Postgraduate Diploma in Heritage and Museum Studies in 2000 at the University of Pretoria. He is currently engaged with his Masters degree with a research focus on the history of collections at the University of Pretoria. With a curatorial career spanning more than 17 years, he holds several professional memberships and has curated over 30 major exhibitions and published several books on well known South Africa artists such as Fanie Eloff, Edoardo Villa and Jacob Pierneef. He also serves on the University of Pretoria’s Heritage Committee, Art Committee, Museum Committee and Documents Committee and is the South African Museums Association (SAMA) representative on the Heritage Firearm Forum of the South African Police Service (SAPS). Gerard is currently the Collections Manager and Chief Curator of the Ceramics and Art Collections in the Department of UP Arts at the University of Pretoria.

   

Daniel Mosako

Curator: Sculpture Collections

Old Merensky, Room 3-4

Tel: 012 420 6419

Email: daniel.mosako@up.ac.za

 

Daniel Rankadi Mosako studied Fine Arts in 1992 and completed his Master's Degree in 2001 from the University of Pretoria. He has two Honors Degrees in History of Art (1994) and in Information Science (2010), as well as a Postgraduate Diploma in Museum and Heritage Studies (2010). He has lectured at several tertiary intuitions such as the Moretele College of Education in the North West Province as a full-time lecturer and as a guest lecturer at the University of Pretoria. Daniel is a renowned art practitioner who focuses on social cohesion within cosmopolitan societies. He has delivered keynote addresses at several notable art exhibitions and participated in national and international art fairs, workshops and held art residencies in Ngoma (Uganda), Insaka (Zambia), the UNESCO Art Camp (Andorra), Thupelo (Cape Town) and Santa Fe (New Mexico). He is currently the Curator of sculptural collections in the Edoardo Villa Museum at the University of Pretoria Museums in the Department of UP Arts at the University of Pretoria.

 

 

Isabelle McGinn

Museum Objects Conservator

Old Arts Building, Room 1-13

Tel: 012 420 5181

Email: isabelle.mcginn@up.ac.za

 

Isabelle McGinn is the Museum Conservator of the Museum Objects Conservation Laboratory in the Department of UP Arts. She has two honours degrees in Archaeology (2002) and Physical Anthropology (2002), a Masters degree in Anatomy (2008) from the University of Pretoria and in 2011 she graduated as a ceramics conservator-restorer from the South African Institute for Heritage Science and Conservation in the Eastern Cape. As the museum conservator she conducts both preventive and remedial conservation of low-fired and vitreous ceramics, stone, glass and metals, advocating and employing internationally accepted standards, ethical preservation and conservation techniques, so as to enhance the quality, condition and significance of the University's diverse museum collections. She is a member of the SA Guild for Objects Restorers and Conservators and a member of the International Council of Museums Conservation Committee. She was recently nominated as Chairperson for the South African Museums Association north branch, and is a member of the United Nations Global Consortium for Heritage Preservation's organizing committee.

   

Maurice Shirinda

Museum Assistant 

Old Arts Building, Room 2-8

Tel: 012 420 2968

Email: maurice.shirinda@up.ac.za

   

Helma Steenkamp

Assistant / Researcher

Old Arts Building, Room 1-13

Tel: 012 420 3100

Email: helma.steenkamp@up.ac.za

 

Helma Steenkamp completed her BCom degree, cum laude in 2003 and was conferred her Baccalaureus Commercii Honores in Marketing Management in 2004 from the University of Pretoria. She completed four training programme certificates (2008-2010) from the Department of Ceramics Conservation under the tutelage of the South African Institute for Objects Conservation, Eastern Cape. From 2014 to 2016, she served as a part-time assistant in the museum conservation laboratory of the University of Pretoria Museums. She currently serves as the secretary of the Museum Committee and Line Manager meetings within the department. Helma is currently the research assistant supervising the preservation plan of the Mapungubwe Archive in the Department of UP Arts at the University of Pretoria.

   

Nicole Hoffmann

Museum Public Engagement Officer

Old Arts Building, Room 2-8

Tel: 012 420 2968

Email: nicole.hoffmann@up.ac.za

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