Geraldine Frieslaar

Dr Geraldine Frieslaar is the Curator of Research, Dialogue and Social Justice at Stellenbosch University Museum at Stellenbosch University, where she focuses on the museum collections and the development of content, the development and facilitation of academic seminars and the development of new collections and exhibitions on the themes of social justice. Frieslaar has experience working in museums, archives, the academic environment and civil society. From 2017 to 2021, she held the position of Director of the South African History Archive (SAHA). From 2009 to 2016, Frieslaar was a senior archivist at the Robben Island Museum, where she focused on collections management and pedagogical training within the archive. Frieslaar completed her postgraduate studies in History and Heritage Studies, which culminated in a Ph.D in 2016. Frieslaar is the co-author of a National Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences (NIHSS) funded book that is in progress which examines the transformation of archives and heritage education in post-apartheid South Africa.