Delve as an interdisciplinary research and concept design consultancy led by Katie Mooney. It is committed to working in partnership with other professionals across a number of disciplines. Delve’s main focus is on heritage, humanities and history landscapes in South Africa and adopts an interdisciplinary methodology with a solid research base which often involves exploring archival collections and documenting life histories. Delve also facilitates strategic planning in the heritage field and hosts workshops with arts, culture and heritage practitioners and educators.
Mooney has more than 21 years of experience as a researcher, oral historian, curator, heritage practitioner and editor. Her diverse work experience has enhanced skills in: retrieving relevant archival, photographic and oral history material and the processing and synthesising of vast amounts of material for use in heritage and conservation management plans, exhibitions, publications and documentary films among others.
Over the years she has published in museum guides, booklets and accredited journals. The thread stitching her work together is historical research and a passion for unearthing, conserving and promoting South Africa’s rich and diverse heritage. Mooney is an associate member of the Wits History Workshop, an editor and correspondent to the Archival Platform and a member of the Professional Editors’ Guild, the Genealogical Society of South Africa and the Association of Professional Heritage Practitioners.