Starting out as curator of a living history site, Michelle Watson got to know her way around a wood stove and butter churn, not to mention a budget spreadsheet. With over seventeen years of experience in the museum and heritage sector, Michelle has also spent time creating virtual exhibits, curating a textile collection and developing children’s programming.
In 2009, she turned her efforts to promoting a small fleet of travelling exhibitions and consequently honed her understanding of the mid-size museum market. Now offering both practical support and guidance to a range of Canadian museums and heritage organizations, her focus is to ensure that travelling exhibitions gain maximum exposure to audiences across the country.
A graduate of Trent University with an Honours BA in Anthropology and English, she is an alumna 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 (which are a heritage breed, of course).