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Galleries, Museums, Memorials, and Interpretation Centres are how we as a society define ourselves, our histories, our identities, our values, and the spaces we occupy in the public sphere. Curators play a major role in shaping that discourse, through collections, exhibitions, performances, and sites of memory that provide space for public debate, engagement, and reflection.

What is required, as Carleton University has so readily discerned, is a program, taught by an eminent cohort of faculty specialists, that will meet the needs of individual academics and the museum community and yield a crop of museum- and gallery-ready academic specialists within a realistic timeframe. – Mark O’Neill, President and CEO, Canadian Museum of History