Research Students 2014

Bianca Packham

Bianca Packham was born in 1986 in Los Angeles, California. She moved to Cape Town with her family in 1994 and graduated with a BA in Film and Media Studies from the University of Cape Town in 2007. After working locally as a writer and graphic designer, in 2013 she decided to pursue a new, more fulfilling outlet for her writing skills. Currently enrolled in the Honours in Curatorship Programme, Bianca is interested in the curatorial use of fiction and the possibility of interweaving research and imagination into new narratives for museums. With a special interest in house museums, her research project aims to tell a new story in one of Cape Town’s historic homes – using archive, object study and creative writing as her curatorial tools. Bianca is also a newly-appointed council member of the Friends of the Iziko South African National Gallery and hopes to draw upon her media experience in order to elevate the activities of the friends.