Dr Wandile Kasibe

Curator of Culture and Identity at Iziko Museums of South Africa

Wandile Kasibe graduated with a PhD in Sociology from the University of Cape Town (UCT) in 2020 and his thesis is entitled, “Museums and the Construction of Race Ideologies In South Africa”. As a student at the University of Cape Town, Kasibe was involved in the Rhodes Must Fall (RMF), Fees Must Fall (FMF) movements which sought to question colonial symbolism and institutionalised racism. Kasibe is a Chevening scholar who holds a B-Tech Degree in Fine Art (Border Technikon, now Walter Sisulu University), Post Graduate Diploma in Fine Art (University of Cape Town), MFA (University of Cape Town), MA in World Heritage (International Training Centre/ILO, University of Turin, Italy), and has graduated with a Master’s Degree in Museum Studies from the School of Museum Studies at Leicester in the United Kingdom. He has published in various publications, served on numerous boards including the National Arts Council of South Africa (NAC), The University of Cape Town (UCT) and many others. Kasibe has travelled quite extensively in Africa, Europe, Asia and the Americas. He has worked for the Iziko Museums of South Africa as Public Programmes Coordinator for the past 17 years and now assumes a new role as Curator of Culture and Identity. Kasibe is a critical and decolonial thinker who operates in the interdisciplinary space of heritage, museology, fine art, sociology, photography, general politics and curatorial practices.

Reimagining Heritage, Archives and Museums: Today/Tomorrow Convening Cape Town February 2024

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