On Friday, April 15, 2016, the Decolonizing Curatorial Pedagogies workshop began with a visit to the Canadian Museum of History’s “Great Hall” and “First People’s Hall” exhibits. Next, workshop participants heard a presentation by CMH Director of Research and Content David Morrison and Director of Creative Development Lisa LeBlanc on the museum’s plans for the “Canadian History Hall,” to open on July 1, 2017.
The CMH presentation was followed by a panel facilitated by Carleton History Professor and Centre for Public History co-Director David Dean featuring some of his Public History MA students. Evan Sidebottom, Emily Cuggy, Kathleen Ogilvie, and Bradley Wiebe presented curatorial proposals they developed for the newly designed Canada History Hall and submitted to the CMH, as part of their work in Professor Dean’s seminar on Museums, National Identity, and Public Memory. An engaged discussion took place following the students’ presentations.
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