Photo: Marie-Louise Deruaz
Dr. Norman Vorano has been appointed Queen’s National Scholar (QNS) in Indigenous visual and material cultures of the Americas in an innovative joint appointment to the Department of Art and the Agnes Etherington Art Centre. Beginning this fall, he will integrate teaching in art history with the collections and programs of the gallery, animating these while cultivating mutually beneficial links with Indigenous communities, and across disciplines. His expertise promises to transform the way our audiences experience Indigenous art.
Holding a PhD from the University of Rochester, Vorano has established an impressive record of fieldwork, research, teaching and curatorial achievement. In the study of Inuit art, he is acknowledged as a leading scholar of his generation. Prior to arriving at Queen’s in August, he led major research projects resulting in scholarly publications, exhibitions and public programs as Curator of Contemporary Inuit Art at the Canadian Museum of History (formerly the Canadian Museum of Civilization).