The Curatorial Training Programme now offered through the Centre for Curatorial Excellence at Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (Zeitz MOCAA) offers practising professionals and recent graduates the benefit of gaining practical curatorial experience and skills by participating in all components of a functioning contemporary art museum.
The Curatorial Training Programme, established by Mark Coetzee in 2001, provides an intensive period of intellectual stimulation through individual research and dialogue with colleagues, artists, collectors and art professionals. Over 50 International Counsellors along with Zeitz MOCAA staff teach the Curatorial Training Programme. Visits to artists’ studios, commercial galleries, conferences, and lectures are central to the programme. Upon graduating, the Assistant Curator is prepared for a career working as a curator, collections manager, conservator, development officer, or museum educator in a museum, commercial art gallery, publication, foundation or corporate collection. In keeping with Zeitz MOCAA’s commitment to access for all, each and every successful candidate is provided with a scholarship. The Assistant Curators are financially supported by local and international Foundations and individuals.