Federico Freschi has been appointed as Executive Dean for the Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture at the University of Johannesburg. He began his duties on 2 January 2013. He was appointed to the board of Directors of CIHA (Comité International de Histoire de l’Art) at the Nuremberg Congress in 2012 and is now also on the CAA (College Art Association) board.
Brenda Schmahmann has been appointed as Research Professor in the Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture at the University of Johannesburg. She began work there in March 2013. She has also recently been invited to serve on the Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAF) Standing Committee on the Humanities.
Karen von Veh was promoted in December 2012 to Associate Professor in the Visual Arts Department of the Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture at the University of Johannesburg. She was also voted onto the ACASA (Arts Council of the African Studies Association) board of directors in 2012.
Paul Cooper was appointed Lecturer (Visual arts and Art History) in the Department of Art History, Visual Arts and Musicology at UNISA in January 2013.
Also new at UNISA is Estelle McDowall, who has been appointed as Lecturer (Art History).