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For over 10 years Carol Brown was Director of the Durban Art Gallery where she instituted an annual awareness program around issues of HIV/AIDS. One of the most important of these initiatives was during the 14th International AIDS Conference held in Durban where the entire art museum was dedicated to exhibitions concerning AIDS. One of the most successful of these involved 'wrapping' the City Hall (located next to the Durban Art Gallery) in red ribbons that carried texts and images from the community. More than one thousand people participated in this event.
Carol is currently employed as an independent curator and works in partnership with the University of California (Los Angeles) on a number of AIDS related visual arts initiatives. She and UCLA's Associate Professor David Gere are currently working on an exhibition concerning post-treatment issues.