Dr. Viviane Gosselin
Museum of Vancouver
Viviane Gosselin is the Senior Manager, Curatorial at the Museum of Vancouver. Her doctoral research examined how frameworks inspired by a historical thinking pedagogy help conceptualize the experience of exhibition makers and museum visitors.
Dr. Gosselin has led several exhibition teams in museums for the past fifteen years, and was part of the curatorial collective from the Museum of Vancouver (MOV), the Museum of Anthropology (MOA) at UBC, and the Musqueam First Nation that was awarded the 2015 Governor General’s History Award for Excellence in Museums for the exhibition c̓əsnaʔəm, the city before the city.
In her work as senior curator with the Museum of Vancouver, Canada’s largest civic museum, she seeks to expand the museum’s role as city resource, cultural hub, laboratory and catalyst for historical learning, social interactions and civic engagement. Viviane serves on the boards of ICOM-Canada (the national body of the International Council of Museums) and the History Education Network/Histoire et éducation en réseau (THEN/HiER). Recently, Dr. Gosselin co-edited Museums and the Past: Constructing Historical Consciousness (UBC Press, 2016).