Dr. Geraldine Frieslaar
Speaker Heritage & Technology
Geraldine holds a PhD in History, M.A degree in Public and Visual History, Postgraduate Diploma in Museum and Heritage Studies from the University of the Western Cape, (UWC), and a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in International Relations from the University of Stellenbosch. Geraldine started work as a teacher in Japan, before moving to the Holocaust Centre in Cape Town as an education assistant, then to the District Six Museum as a researcher and subsequently to the UWC-Robben Island Museum Mayibuye Archives, where she worked as an archivist and completed her doctoral dissertation on the International Defence and Aid Fund archival collection housed at the Mayibuye Archives. Currently, she is the director of the South African History Archive in Johannesburg where her research and professional interests are the cultivation of critical citizenship and advocacy for social justice through archival activism.