In this presentation, Dominique Trudeau outlines the strategies for history education in the museum setting using McCord Museum as an example.
This presentation by Dominique Trudeau is part of the “Making the Case for History Education” Panel at the 10th Canada’s History Forum, Making History Relevant that was held on November 21, 2017 at the Canadian Museum of History. This event was organized by Canada’s National History Society and the National Council on Public History.
Dominique Trudeau’s career began in the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, where she held several positions within the Education Department, and where she implemented innovative activities for families and school groups. In 2007, she worked at the Musée des Hospitalières de l’Hôtel-Dieu de Montréal, where she developed, among other programs, a volunteer program that put together adolescent-volunteers with hospital patients. Since 2012, she has been the Head of Education Programs at the McCord Museum in Montreal, where she and her team develop programs that bring a new perspective to history, and that favour learning that fosters curiosity and social connection. Activities “outside the walls” that engage with the community are also among her priorities. After all, history is taking shape in the city every day.