Emerald Johnstone-Bedell

B.A (UVic)
M.A. Candidate (Queen's University)


Areas of research:

  • Material Culture
  • Canadian Studies
  • Museum Studies
  • Curatorial Practice
  • Decolonizing Methodologies


How have your History in Art studies helped you since you graduated?
Upon graduating the UVic Art History & Visual Studies Program, I was accepted to Queen's University for an MA in Art History. Much of the knowledge and skills I gained through my History in Art studies have aided me throughout my Master's. Co-operative Education terms at UVic provided entry-level museum experience that helped me get my foot in the door for further museum positions.

Brief Biography
I am a graduate student weaving together museum skills and scholarly enquiry to accomplish projects through initiative, creativity, critical thinking and problem solving. I strive for professional and academic opportunities that enhance my versatility across curatorial, collection and education branches of museum work to follow my passion: bridging academia and community through museums.

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