Dr. Laurie Dalton
|OFFICE:||Room 128, Beveridge Arts Centre|
Dr. Laurie Dalton, is Director/Curator of the Acadia University Art Gallery and Adjunct Art Historian in the Department of History & Classics. Her curatorial work emphasizes the role of university galleries as part of the critical academic space of a university, bringing in exhibitions of both contemporary and historical work that promote visual literacy. Her research interests lie in Canadian visual culture, heritage and exhibition history, in particular how meaning is a process of display, didactics and audience exchange.
Students interested in material culture, museums etc:
- Student assistanships in the gallery are available each academic year. Students gain valuable hands on experience in an art gallery: visitor relations, public programs and collections research. Please contact me if you are interested.
- In addition, senior level students may be able to undertake a directed reading course (credit). This is a self-directed study in consultation with me that involves selected readings in museums, exhibitions and material culture with a final project relating to a research project based on the permanent art collection of the university. Please contact me.