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Monday, June 9 • 12:00pm - 1:30pm
So You Want to Work in a Museum: What Does It Really Take?

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From beautiful works of art to priceless treasures, the word museum brings to mind outstanding collections and engaging tours as well as quiet, contemplative spaces. If you want to work in a museum or specialized library museum environment, what does it really take in terms of education, qualifications and practical experience? Our three panelist will share their insights, tips and career advice. Join us for a lively session with three panelists who are working in their respective museum dream jobs.

Program Take-Aways

  1. Participants will gain practical insights about the knowledge base and skill sets that are needed to work successfully in contemporary museum settings.

  2. Participants will learn more about career opportunities in cultural institutions.

  3. Participants will observe the differences and similarities of working in the United States and Canada.


Rebecca Vargha

Librarian/Adjunct Instructor, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


Shannon LaBelle

Librarian, Vancouver Holocaust Education Centre

Meredith Lowe Prather

Head Librarian, The Museum of Flight
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Krishna Shenoy

Librarian, The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza

Ann Stevenson

Head, Audrey & Harry Hawthorn Library & Archives, UBC Museum of Anthropology

Monday June 9, 2014 12:00pm - 1:30pm PDT
Convention Centre West, Room 121

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