History is communicated through stories. In museums, artifacts can tell broad stories, but they also possess their own unique histories and refer back to different periods and people.
The Museum Collections webinar series explores the stories that are told through collections and artifacts.
By looking at collections from museums across Canada we hope to further understand the ways in which they communicate stories to the public. This webinar series features curators and other collections specialists and partners to understand how they decide what gets communicated through their objects.
The series is inspired by the 12th Canada’s History Forum “Small Stories, Big Ideas” which was held on January 19, 2020 at the Canadian Museum of History.
Wednesday, February 26th 2 to 3 PM Central Time
Amelia Fay joined The Manitoba Museum in September 2013. She received her BA in Anthropology from the University of Manitoba (2004), an MA in Archaeology (2008) from Memorial University of Newfoundland (MUN), and her Doctoral degree from MUN (2016).
Amelia’s job as Curator of the Hudson’s Bay Company Museum Collection involves building the collection, responding to public inquiries, preparing exhibits, and conducting her own research. Her research interests centre on the interactions between Europeans (including HBC employees) and Indigenous peoples as they negotiated space, material culture, and their daily activities. Amelia’s goal is to showcase this amazing collection, and highlight the important role that Indigenous people played in the establishment of the Hudson’s Bay Company.
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