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Kelsey Perreault

PhD Student - Visual Culture

Degrees:BA and MA in Art History, Western University

My current research critiques human rights narratives present in Canadian museums in relation to a growing global network of human rights oriented museums. My broader research expertise include contemporary art, museum/curatorial theory, human rights, difficult knowledge, and memory studies. I’ve undertaken fieldwork at a number of museums in Canada and abroad including Auschwitz-Birkenau memorial, POLIN museum, and the Canadian Museum for Human Rights. I’ve also held several research and curatorial positions in London, Ontario where I recently completed my BA and MA in Art History at Western University.

About:
Where Are They Now Wednesday: Kelsey Perreault.
Kelsey Perreault a 2015 Highly Commended Entrant for her paper “Hidden Histories and Collections: Discovering the Underbelly Project” in the category of Music, Film, Theatre & Art History.

Publications:

  • Kelsey Perreault. “Remembrance as Presence: Promoting Learning from Difficult Knowledge at  the Canadian Museum for Human Rights” (2017). Electronic Thesis and Dissertation  Repository. 4798.
  • Kelsey Perreault (2017). “Cold Front: An Introduction” Exhibition catalogue, Cold Front
  • Kelsey Perreault (2016). “Captive Memory: A History of Animal Display in the Museum”. Exhibition catalogue, Cabinet of Shadows: The Reliquary for Lost Animals
  • Kelsey Perreault. (2015). “Hidden Histories and Collections: Discovering the Underbelly Project”. Undergraduate Awards, Ireland.

Exhibitions:

  • Cold Front, McIntosh Gallery, (London), January 2017
  • Canadian Painters Abroad, Museum London, (London) December 2016
  • Cabinet of Shadows: The Reliquary for Lost Animals, Artlab Gallery, Western University, (London) Feb 2016