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Dijondesign is a heritage, museum and design consultancy based in Cape Town, South Africa.

We specialise in museum design and development and exhibitions from concept to installation. Our team has the requisite skills to conceptualise, research, write, articulate, design, fabricate, curate and install. We work closely with our clients to produce carefully researched in-depth exhibition content and to create innovative museum spaces and displays. Our work integrates cutting edge digital technology designed specifically for museums and exhibits. We also advise on sustainability and how to manage postproduction maintenance and also produce business and museum management models for our clients.

Jon Weinberg

Jon Weinberg is the director of DIJONDESIGN. He is a heritage consultant, designer and project manager. He has a degree in Fine Arts and post-graduate qualifications in African studies, Heritage Studies and Project Management. His work career has spanned 35 years in the arts, design, heritage, exhibition and museum sectors. He established DIJONDESIGN Heritage and Museum Design Consultancy in 2010. He was a co-founder of the renowned Handspring Puppet Company and has held local and international management positions at Iziko Museums of South Africa, Smithsonian Institution, USA, the MTN Sciencecentre and Kagiso Exhibitions and Events. He has headed numerous projects that have included turnkey project management aspects and included the full cycle of work from conceptualisation to research to production and installation.

Steven Sack

Steven Sack joined Dijondesign as a Senior Partner in 2018. He has more than 40 years of experience in policy formulation, governance and infrastructure development within the Arts, Culture and Heritage Sector. He has worked as a teacher, a lecturer, an artist, a civil servant and a museum director, and before joining the Dijondesign team he served as the Director of the Origins Centre at the University of the Witwatersrand. He was also a founder member and active participant in the Junction Avenue Theatre Company and has also curated a number of exhibitions. He has an interest in the state of museums in South Africa, specifically in developing and documenting models of sustainable development for institutions and their management within the museum sector.

Kylie Thomas

Specialist researcher and writer

Kylie Thomas was awarded her PhD from the University of Cape Town (UCT) in 2007. She is a National Research Foundation rated researcher and has held several academic positions, including a visiting fellowship at the University of California at Berkeley; postdoctoral research fellowships at Rhodes University and UCT; and an American Council of Learned Societies African Humanities Research Fellowship. She is the author of numerous academic articles, her book Impossible Mourning: HIV/AIDS and Visuality after apartheid was published by Wits University Press in 2014, and for three years she was the editor of Social Dynamics: an interdisciplinary journal of African Studies. Her areas of research specialisation include South African history, art and culture; violence during and after apartheid; HIV/AIDS and representation; documentary photography and contemporary art. 

Elroy Syce

Elroy is a Project Manager at Dijondesign. He joined Dijondesign at the beginning of 2018 and is responsible for office and project management, IT work, and technical requirements and repairs. Elroy has over 18 years of experience in project and exhibition management, building and display maintenance and IT infrastructure. His has previously worked as the building and display maintenance technician at the MTN ScienceCentre and as a project manager for a construction company in Cape Town. 

Sue MacHutchon

Sue MacHutchon has many years of administrative experience and joined DIJONDESIGN in December 2017 as the Office Administrator. Sue assists with project management, planning and the organizing of events. She is also responsible for staffing needs including making travel arrangements, communication with clients, office documentation and other HR needs.

Rashaad Carr

Rashaad has been with DIJONDESIGN since its inception.

He was raised in District Six. Despite the extremely traumatic and disruptive intervention of forced removals he attended college and qualified in carpentry and shopfitting.

He subsequently went on to work for Government in the Public Works Department (PWD). While in the employ of PWD one of his key projects was the project management and construction of South Africa’s research base (SANAE) in Antarctica.

He then went on to work for MTE studios, which produced the moulded design features at Century City and the exhibits for the MTN Sciencentre.

He has worked extensively in the SADC region as well as in Tanzania and Ghana.

He is an excellent exhibit maker and exhibition installation specialist.

Jeremy Arendse & Nicky Vermeulen

The experienced DIJONDESIGN Installation Team and are highly skilled exhibition builders and installation specialists

Mariana Hudson

Mariana Hudson is an experienced and highly skilled graphic designer with specialized skills in brand design and educational material. She has international work-place experience having worked for many years in the vibrant London design environment.

Paige Rybko

Paige Rybko is the designer of DIJONDESIGN’s website and works with us on digital design components of exhibitions. Paige was awarded her Bachelor of Fine Art degree from Rhodes University in 2014 where she specialised in digital arts.