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Linda Grussani


Linda Grussani (Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg/Italian ancestry) is a curator and art historian born and raised on Anishinàbe Akì in the Ottawa area.

Grussani has spent over two decades working to advance Indigenous people, culture and arts, as well as promote positive structural change and advance Indigenous cultural diplomacy as a curator, arts administrator and academic. She is currently a doctoral candidate in the Cultural Studies program at Queen’s University.

Grussani most recently held the positions of Curator of Aboriginal Art at the Canadian Museum of History (CMH) and Director of the Indigenous Art Centre for Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada (CIRNAC). She has also worked in the Indigenous art department at the National Gallery of Canada.

Grussani currently serves on the Inuit Art Foundation’s Board of Directors, the Agnes Etherington Art Gallery’s Indigenous Advisory Circle (Queen’s University) and the Indigenous Collections Symposium Working Group for the Ontario Museums Association. She is also a member of the Indigenous Archives Gathering Steering Committee for Archive/Counter-Archive (York University) and the North American Cultural Diplomacy Initiative (Queen’s University).

Linda has been elected to the Board of Governors for a two-year term commencing July 1, 2022 and ending on June 30, 2024.


  • Advancement & University Relations