Starting out as curator of a living history site, Michelle got to know her way around a wood stove and a butter churn, not to mention a budget spreadsheet. With over eighteen years of experience in the museum and heritage sector, Michelle has also spent time creating virtual exhibits, rehousing a textile collection and developing children’s programming.
Michelle then began promoting a small fleet of travelling exhibitions and consequently honed her understanding of the mid-size museum market. She often wished to have access to a website that served as a central hub where museum professionals could browse for exhibits with the same ease that we all come to expect when looking for information online. This led to the launch of the Culture Trove Travelling Exhibit database in 2015. The database of listings remains a key service for an expanding membership. Now offering additional services to a range of museums and heritage organizations, her focus is to ensure that travelling exhibitions gain maximum exposure to audiences across North America.
Michelle is a graduate of Trent University with an Honours BA in Anthropology and English and alumni of Fleming College’s Museum Management and Curatorship program. When not coordinating exhibitions or tweaking a website, Michelle enjoys cooking, cycling, and listening to the chatter of her backyard chickens.
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