Yolanda de Kock
Yolanda is currently working at Oliewenhuis Art Museum as an Education Officer. She is with this position responsible to develop, coordinate, present and market educational activities. This also includes addressing transformation through the development and coordination of visual art and heritage related programmes. Yolanda is a keen researcher and is interested in Art collections, their provenance and its role within a broader society.
Yolanda holds two Masters Degrees: the first in Fine Arts obtained in 2009 (University of the Free State) and the second in Heritage Management obtained in 2017 (University of the Witwatersrand). The nature of her collective degrees, together with her current working environment, gives her a comprehensive insight into South African art and artists.
During the course of 2021 Yolanda has been accepted into a part-time Ph.D. program in History of Art at the University of the Witwatersrand. The title of my Ph.D. project is “Art museums as sites of collected and collective memory: a critical analysis of National Art Museum’s founding collections”.