His photos have appeared in many books on Stellenbosch and the Boland.
Willem Daniel Malherbe was born on 21 November 1940 in Stellenbosch.
His father was Isaak de Villiers Malherbe. Willem matriculated from Paul Roos Gymnasium in 1958 and studied at the
Stellenbosch (BA in Philosophy and Psychology, 1961).
In 1966 he started a career as a commercial artist and since 1969 workes part-time as designer and builder of houses. Since 1970 he has been involved as an expert for the Drostdy Museum in Swellendam, and until 1972 at the Stellenbosch Museum . He undertook a study tour of museums, old buildings and archeological sites in Europe (1973 -1974), returning to South Africa to design and create the Taal Museum in Paarl (1975). Since 1976 he has been a graphical designer, mainly for the Stellenbosch Museum, and has made miniatures of historical buildings. From 1976 until 1990 he was part-time lecturer in Museum Sciences at Stellenbosch University.
He has collaborated on many historical publications and made the Video, 'The Stellenbosch Story: Half a Billion years in half an hour', which was translated into German and French.
Professional memberships: Simon van der Stel Foundation, Stellenbosch, member and chairman
Honorary member of the Volksboukundige Vereniging van Suid-Afrika
Stellenbosch 300 Aksie
Friends of the Stellenbosch Museum, member and chairman
Friends of the Stellenbosch Public Libraries, member and chairman
Estetiese/Erfenis Komitee of Stellenbosch Municipality
Trustee of the William Fehr Collection
Trustee of Stellenbosch Museum
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