The Old Bloemhof School
houses now the University Museum
Painting by Hérine Fourie
|179 Kidbrooke Place
P O BOX 801
Tel: 028 316 1703
George Muller Ballot was born at Benoni, South Africa, on 28
November 1937. He grew up in
Johannesburg and studied Art and Cultural History at the University of
and the University of Ghent (Belgium). He obtained his Doctorate in Art
in 1969 and a Professorship in 1971.
Muller Ballot held the following positions:
Head of the Department of Art History, Potchefstroom University for CHE (1965-91), where he also established the Department of Visual Arts. Cultural Attaché, South African Embassy, Bonn (Federal Republic of Germany) (1981-85); Director of the University Museum (comprising the Sasol Art Museum and The US Art Gallery), Stellenbosch University (1991-2000).
National President of the South African Association of Arts (1978-81); Council member of the SA National Gallery (1978-81), the SA Art History Work Group of SA (1986-93), the SA Foundation for Creative Arts (1991-97), the SA Cultural History Museum (1996-99); Convener of selection committees re national and international art exhibitions and awards such as the Sao Paulo Bienal (Brazil) (1979), the Cape Town Triennial (1991) and the Helgaard Steyn Trust Art Award (1987-99).
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