Michaelis School of Fine Art

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Michaelis School of Fine Art
Hiddingh Hall Library on Hiddingh Campus in Gardens, Cape Town.
Hiddingh Hall Library on Hiddingh Campus in Gardens, Cape Town.
Established1925 (1925) [1]
DirectorBerni Searle [2]
Coordinates: 33°55′48″S 18°24′49″E / 33.93000°S 18.41361°E / -33.93000; 18.41361
CampusHiddingh Campus

The Michaelis School of Fine Art was founded in 1925[1], and is the Fine Arts department of the University of Cape Town. It is located at 31-37 Orange Street in Cape Town on Hiddingh Campus adjacent to the Cape Town Company's Gardens. The Director of the school is currently Associate Professor Berni Searle [2].

There are three research institutions associated with the school, namely The Lucy Lloyd Archive, Research and Exhibition Centre (LLAREC), the Centre for Curating the Archive (CCA) and the Katrine Harries Print Cabinet, which has been instrumental in promoting printmaking as well as conserving and exhibiting prints in the collection. The major graduate degree offered at the School is the Master of Fine Art where students work in both new and traditional fine art disciplines. Courses are offered in New Media, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture and Curatorship.


  1. ^ a b "Michaelis School of Fine Art". South African History Online. Retrieved 11 August 2017.
  2. ^ a b "Academic Staff". Michaelis School of Fine Art. Retrieved 11 August 2017.

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