Dr. Kathryn Bridge
Dr. Kathryn Bridge

Dr. Kathryn BridgeCurator Emerita of History and Art

Why did you want to become a curator?

The collections are fascinating and there is so much research that can be done. I learn something new every day!

How did you become a curator?

I started working in the archives. Soon, I got involved with exhibits and started to research interesting stories that our museum could tell. At that point, I became a curator.

What does a curator do?

Curators discover stories about objects in the museum’s collection. They also look for important new objects (or acquisitions) to add to the museum’s collection.  Curators then share their knowledge and these stories with others by putting stories online, writing books, curating exhibitions and participating in public programs.

Stories by or about this person

Dr Kathryn Bridge discusses Emily Carr’s steamer trunk, her own connection to Carr and the museum’s large collection of Carr’s sketchbooks and personal items.

This 19th-century wreath is made of woven strands of hair from many members of the Charter family. It is decorated with faux pearls and metal beads.

Warbrick Deans describes a windy seaside walk in Victoria in this letter to his ‘Great Granny’. If you have trouble reading his handwriting, click on the link below to read a typed version of the letter here. Visit listen to hear someone read the letter.

Arthur Crease like to write letters! Read the letter Arthur wrote to his brother Lindley. If you have trouble reading his handwriting, read a typed version of the letter here. Visit listen to hear the letter read aloud.

Read the letter eight year old Arthur Crease wrote to his ‘mama’ when she was away on a trip. Read a typed version of the letter here. Visit listen to hear someone read the letter aloud.