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About the Curator :: Thabo Seshoka

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Thabo Seshoka is a Curator and Arts Administrator. He is currently serving as the Curator of the University of Johannesburg (UJ) Art Gallery. Seshoka holds a Bachelor of Social Science and a Bachelor of Social Science (Honours) from Rhodes University. He earned a Master of Arts degree from Nelson Mandela University, and a Postgraduate Diploma in Management Practice from Henley Business School – Africa. Seshoka is currently reading towards a Master of Business Administration Degree.

Prior to joining the UJ Art Gallery, Seshoka served as the Head of Heritage and Research at Robben Island Museum (RIM). In this role, Seshoka was responsible for overseeing RIM’s Creative, Curation, Exhibitions and Development, Research, Natural Environment, Archives and Collections Management. In 2021, he also served as the acting Chief Heritage Officer, overseeing the work of the Information and Communication Technology, Public Heritage and Education and Heritage and Research Departments at Robben Island Museum and World Heritage site.

Thabo Seshoka previously served as the Specialist: Art Curator for Absa Group Limited. At the age of 24, he was responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Absa Gallery while concurrently curating one of the largest Corporate Art Collections globally. During 2020 – 2021, Seshoka was also invited to Guest Lecture on the Postgraduate Diploma in Heritage Management at Rhodes University. He is also the former a/Chief Curator and Head of Museum Africa.