Research Students 2014

Gera de Villiers

Gera de Villiers received her Bachelor’s of Art in Art History at Centre College in Danville, Kentucky and her Master’s of Art in Art and Museum Studies from Georgetown University, Washington, D.C. in conjunction with Sotheby’s Institute of Art in London, England. She has been an intern at several art institutions including Cross Gate Gallery in Lexington, Kentucky, The Smithsonian American Art Museum, Ghostprint Gallery and Wilton House Museum both in Richmond, Virginia, and is currently interning at the South African National Gallery. At Wilton House she was also afforded the opportunity to be a Guest Head Curator for and exhibition entitled “Admiring the Feathered Race: John James Audubon’s Birds of America.” During the course of her programme at the CCA, she intends on exploring the space, place, and identity of the house museum as a genre.