In this inaugural episode, Dr Qanita Lilla introduces the main themes of this podcast. She describes a museum space that mirrors all our lived experiences and discusses what led her into the museum field in the first place. Together with Jennifer Nicoll, Agnes’s Collections Manager she visits the subterraneous world of the vault. They speak about the role of storage, conservation and collection care. Jennifer offers unexpected insight into the changing role of museums and how her work allows her to express her voice.
A museum is a living entity. As you enter a museum, your story becomes its story. Your experience of the museum is about who you are and where you come from.
Jennifer Nicoll is a Kingston-based museum professional. Since 2007 she has overseen the care of Agnes’s permanent collection in her role as the Collections Manager and coordinated Agnes exhibitions. Previously she worked as the Education Officer at the Woodstock Museum NHS in Woodstock, Ontario as well as holding a number of museum collections positions in Vermont, including a Mellon fellowship in the conservation laboratory at the Shelburne Museum in Shelburne, Vermont. Jennifer has a BAH in Classical Studies from Queen’s University and a diploma in Collections Conservation and Management from Fleming College.
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