What Does a Curator Do?

February 8, 2018 (12:00 pm - 1:00 pm)

Location: Acadia University Art Gallery

In this week's Lunchtime Learning Series presentation, Acadia's Dr. Laurie Dalton will explore the historical development of the curator, as well as challenges today. She will also discuss the history of the Acadia University Art Gallery, and the do's and don'ts of exhibition layout — taking into consideration the Annual Acadia Art Exhibition. The talk will also share some tips on how to install art in your own home too. Questions are encouraged. Public, students, faculty, and staff are welcome to this free event.

About Dr. Dalton:

Dr. Laurie Dalton is Director/Curator of the Acadia University Art Gallery and Adjunct Professor, Dept. of History and Classics, Acadia University. She brings over 15 years of multi-faceted museum and gallery experience, which includes a successful track record in curating, public programming, collections stewardship, and fiscal planning. This has been further supplemented by over 10 years of academic research and teaching in art history, museums and cultural studies.

In addition to serving on the Creative Nova Scotia Leadership Council she sits on the public spaces committee for the town of Wolfville and on the board of directors for the Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia Masterworks Arts Award .

She holds a Masters from Queen’s University, and a PhD from Carleton University. Her research is cross-disciplinary with a focus on museums, displays and audience within transnational frameworks. A core interest for Laurie is the importance of cross-disciplinary initiatives and the central role that the arts can play in this process. She has led research teams and collaborated on projects that champion the transformative role of arts and the importance of interdisciplinary dialogue.


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