The Keeper of Culture

Helen Gregory’s became the McIntosh Gallery’s new curator, after working in the gallery for two years. “I was given an enormous body of really practical skills. There is so much involved with working within the gallery; it’s well beyond the curating of exhibitions,” said Gregory, who replaced Catherine Elliot Shaw, who retired after 35 years at Western.

Gregory holds a BFA in painting and art history from Concordia University, an MPhil in humanities from Memorial University and a PhD in Visual Culture from the Department of Visual Arts at Western. In addition to her academic background in museum and curatorial studies, she has an extensive visual-art practice. Her work can be found in several major public collections including the National Gallery of Canada, the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Beaverbrook Art Gallery and The Rooms Provincial Art Gallery.

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